Can statin drugs raise a1c?

Asked By: Humberto Hagenes
Date created: Fri, Feb 19, 2021 8:44 AM
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The use of high-potency statins may increase HbA1c levels in patients with or without diabetes.
Answered By: Tressie Hane
Date created: Sat, Feb 20, 2021 10:47 AM

Statin drugs & diabetes: what you need to know

Statin drugs & diabetes: what you need to know
Do Statins Raise A1c Mar 28, 2018 Cholesterol-lowering Drugs May Be Linked To Diabetes You may have concerns about taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug, such as atorvastatin (Lipitor and generic), rosuvastatin (Crestor), and simvastatin (Zocor and generic), after a recent study linked those drugs to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.
Answered By: Myles Hyatt
Date created: Sun, Feb 21, 2021 8:49 AM
The study also found that patients taking statins saw a significant increase in their HbA1c. Used to lower your LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol, statins are supposed to improve your overall well-being by reducing your risk of heart attack, stroke, and heart disease.
Answered By: Jesse Fritsch
Date created: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 8:46 AM
Statin therapy is associated with a small but significant increased risk of diabetes and appears to be dose dependent. 1,2 In 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandated safety label updates to statin medications warning of a class effect increase in hemoglobin A1C (HbA1c) and fasting blood glucose concentrations. 3 Despite this increased risk of incident diabetes, the overall benefit of statin therapy appears to outweigh the risk, and statins continue to play a fundamental role in ...
Answered By: Brian Welch
Date created: Fri, Feb 26, 2021 12:25 PM
Almost eight years after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added a warning to statin labels about the drugs increasing fasting blood sugar and hemoglobin A1C levels — and by inference raising the risk of new-onset diabetes — a new observational study on the diabetes risk received a great deal of media attention in 2019.
Answered By: Rose Braun
Date created: Sat, Feb 27, 2021 11:04 PM
The researchers also found that statin users in the study were more likely to have an elevated hemoglobin A1C, the two- to three-month look back at blood sugar levels. An A1C of 5.7% is defined as the beginning of ''prediabetes." "There was an overall risk [to taking statins], but it was strongest at two years," Dr. Zigmont says.
Answered By: Millie Krajcik
Date created: Mon, Mar 1, 2021 4:35 PM
HbA1c is a measure of how high blood sugar levels have been over the past three months. Clinical trials and other studies have shown that statins can indeed raise blood sugar levels, making it harder to control diabetes.
Answered By: Estella Gottlieb
Date created: Wed, Mar 3, 2021 9:32 PM
Some drugs do raise glucose levels there is no doubt. My husband also takes Wellbutrin for depression, & many of those type of meds raise glucose levels I know.Statins as you know are used for high cholesterol & are given to people who are at risk of getting heart disease or stroke.
Answered By: Lindsey Kemmer
Date created: Thu, Mar 4, 2021 12:41 AM
We contacted University of California, San Diego, statin researcher Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD. Dr. Golomb responded: “There are two studies that have shown unexpected significant increases in blood sugar or in hemoglobin A1C (which is an index of blood sugar over time) with statin use.
Answered By: Talia Feil
Date created: Sat, Mar 6, 2021 12:28 AM
THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Certain statins -- the widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs -- may increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes, a new study suggests. The risk was...
Answered By: Aiyana Balistreri
Date created: Sun, Mar 7, 2021 3:14 PM
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