Risk of diabetes when you take statins

In a group of 100 people who don't take statins, about 4 to 5 will get diabetes in the next 4 years. In a group of 100 people who do take statins, about 5 will get diabetes in the next 4 years.

Statins may slightly raise the risk of diabetes in some people.

The information shown here is based on the best available evidence.

Current as of: April 29, 2021

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Michael P. Pignone MD, MPH, FACP - Internal Medicine
Caroline S. Rhoads MD - Internal Medicine