Our expert says:
The pains in the legs could be due to a statin, drugs to lower cholesterol which your friend is almost certainly taking. He should discuss this with his cardiologist.
The diabetes is very unlikely to be due to medication. More likely is that he has been diabetic for some time, without knowing it, and that the diabetes came to light because he was tested when he suffered the blockage. Does he have a family history of diabetes? Is he overweight?
He should discuss this aspect with his cardiologist as well.
I trust he will make a full recovery.
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