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flutetooter posted:
I read several web sites on this issue last night and feel better about taking my low dose of statins for a three month trial. The "big gun" statin I was on several years ago, Crestor, brought my numbers down immediately but seemed to cause muscle pain so it was discontinued. That was one of the statins recently noted to cause a 30% increase in the development of D2 or worsening of blood sugars, albeit by a very small amount. Pravastatin (Pravachol) had the same percentage DEcrease in the developmentof D2 and decrease in blood sugars by a small amount. It is one of the mildest and oldest statins and the one I am starting to take. Having my "worry" percentage down will help my meter reading, I am sure. I need to read more about the possibility that metformin tends to lower lipids. Also some people who are NOT diabetic take it to help prevent breast cancer.
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