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Statins cause blood glucose to rise ??? Dr ???
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cvcman posted:
Ok I take Simvistatin and my glucose levels have always been fine, 80's fasting, now they are saying if you take statins you can develope diabeties ??
I have an LAD stent so they want my chlost levels low. My HDL is 102, LDL 70
So...am I going to get diabeties now
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James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
Let's hope not.

But the new FDA requirement for drug labels to include the information about this risk is important. In general, I expect that most cardiologists will continue higher risk patients on statins (people with known coronary disease, diabetics, etc.) But the big question is how we will handle patients with abnormal cholesterol who are at generally lower risk of heart disease based upon the absence of other risk factors. I imagine that more data and research studies will come out too that will help us answer that question.
 
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cvcman replied to James Beckerman, MD, FACC's response:
well what if.. someone with NORMAL BGL takes a statin because they had an lad stent ( me ) and my bgl start to rise to an unhealthy level...if they stop the statin does the bgl go back to normal ?
So far after 10 yrs my fasting bgl is still in the 80's


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