Some medications can inhibit the creation of insulin within the body, as well as the manner in which the insulin is received. Medications that can damage the pancreas can also lead to the patient developing diabetes, due to the pancreas’ inability to produce insulin. Also statins, which are medications to lower cholesterol levels, can also increase the factors that cause diabetes. However, statins can greatly decrease a patient’s chances of developing heart disease, and they can also assist with stopping plaque buildup in stints and other devices used within the body, especially in the heart. Therefore, the helpful effects of these medications greatly outweigh the slight risk factors that could allow diabetes to develop.