I am 35 years old and have been diabetic since I was 5. Last November I had a heart attack and have been put on 6 different drugs to treat it. While reading up about these, it seems that statins are recommended for people with diabetes to help to head off heart problems. I'm interested to know whether it would have been advisable for me to be on statins before my heart trouble as this may have prevented my heart attack. Can anyone tell me what the recommendations are for this?