If all doctors followed the latest cholesterol treatment guidelines and all their patients took their prescribed statin medication, there would be 3.5 million more diabetics in America. But wait! There is another pill (or injection, actually) that has been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes. And it's only about $50,000 per year per patient. Let's see: 3.5 million, times $50,000. What does that bring us to?
We are stuck in an absurd cultural habit of thinking that medication will save us from lifestyle and social diseases....
Mark Hyman, MD: Statins May Cause Diabetes, New Study Says