I notice in today's news that Statins are being severely discredited with an estimate that long term use increases the risk of diabetes type 2 by as much as 49%.
On a personal level I have been trying for a long time to get the medical profession to accept that my diabetes has been caused by a combination of Sotalol and Statins. I have had huge resistance to this theory but had a breakthrough with a recent review by a Cardioligist who agreed that this was very likely as Sotalol is a beta-blocker which does in fact raise sugar levels.
I accept that you have to balance medical needs against potential side effects and Sotalol has helped me in keeping AF at bay. I just feel that there has been a significant smoke screen going on regarding the use of these so called wonder drugs like Statins. Is it all a big "con" created to fuel drug company profits, with Joe Public being the unwarranted guinea pig.