My LDL cholesterol has run high for the last year. I should say high for a diabetic...it's been in the 90's, which is normal for a non-diabetic person, but I guess they want us to be < 70. I tried pine bark extract but it hasn't helped. I'm concerned about recent articles that say that muscle aches are a common side effect (I'm pretty active), and that statins are believed to be overprescribed. I've had Type 1 for 25 years and am 42 years old. I see a cardiologist every so often and my heart is in great shape, and my A1C's run around 6.5. My total chol is 164, triglycerides 43, HDL 57. My endo says I'm not ready for a statin yet, but my local GP (internal med) has been pushing it on me. I'm torn...what should I do?