Statins and Diabetes: Is there a link?

This week I was interviewed on The Bob Harrington Show on TheHeart.org Radio. Bob is a cardiologist from Duke Clinical Research Institute, and the episode I joined in discussed “Statins – Cardiovascular benefit vs. diabetes risk.”

This topic is near and dear to my heart. My grandmother suffered diabetes and all the subsequent issues. Both of my grandfathers died of coronary events in their 60s, and my dad had an event at 52 and had diabetes at the time — which we didn’t know. Cardiovascular disease affects the patients I see every day, but I also have a strong family history.

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