More on the idea of "fixing the 9 " Statins effect on glucose
"Fixing the 9 " is a phrase I like . Fixing, is a common term in my home state of Texas .for example, I am fixing to go to town.The nine are the 9 risk factors those of us with diabetes and pre diabetes need to correct to recommended target goals to reduce our risk of heart disease and stroke. For the people without diabetes the number decreases to 6. What are those risk factors ? ( hint ,look at the last few days post).
The study below is good news for those of us concerned about the impact of Statins such as lipitor ( atovastatin) and Crestor ( rosuvastatin ) on glucose control. The bottom line , if my math is correct ,is that there were very minimal increases in average A1c .3 and Fasting blood glucose 6 mg/dl for atorvastatin and rosuvastatin . I think we can handle this when we compare that small correctable increase to the tremendous benefit we gain by taking a statin.
Have fun , be smart , be healthy ," Fix the 9 " David Calder, MD
Diabet Med. 2011 Dec 12. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03553.x. [Epub ahead of print]
Effects of rosuvastatin and atorvastatin on glycaemic control in Type 2 diabetes-the CORALL study.
Department of Internal Medicine/Diabetes Centre, Medical Centre Alkmaar, Alkmaar Internal Medicine, Maastricht University Hospital, Maastricht Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands.