The Diabetes Guidelines of the American Diabetes Association tell us about diabetes treatment and its complications. The ADA statement was revised based on new evidence on diabetes treatment and reiterated the importance of regulation through lifestyle and treatments over conventional cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In this blog, we briefly address how statins can handle CVD risk factors for people with diabetes.
Statin and Diabetes
The relationship between diabetes and statines is dynamic and crucial for discussing patient and healthcare facilities. Statins are medications that suppress cholesterol.
Statins are widely used in diabetes care and patients with diabetes treatment and prevent a heart attack and stroke.
Importance of Statin in Treating Diabetes
Statins influence the manner liver produces cholesterol, lowering LDL cholesterol levels and increasing HDL cholesterol levels.
Good and bad cholesterol are used, and while we require all kinds of cholesterol, LDL cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of coronary diseases. In contrast, HDL cholesterol is associated with a lowered risk of cardiac disease.
Should People with Diabetes Take Statins?
There are many trials underway to determine the effectiveness and efficacy of treating statin in diabetic people who are not at significant risk for cardiovascular diseases.
This includes studies on the value of statins in teenagers who have diabetes.
Statins are currently and continuously discussed in the area of treatment for people who have diabetes. Connections with a statin and increased memory issues and type 2 diabetes growth complications may impact whether the use of statin could be more extended.
The side effects of using statins are what makes us still confused about its use. There are still ongoing studies that we can rely on to be sure about the use of statins for mitigating the risk of cardiovascular disease caused by an excessive level of glucose in the blood. Let’s hope for the best.
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