I recently moved and had to switch Endos. He gave me some recommendations right off the bat that I hadn’t ever heard before; at least not for people with similar stats to mine. He suggested taking (starting now and for the rest of my life) a baby aspirin and Zocor (statin) ever day.
My stats are these: I’ve had T1 diabetes for about 2 years. Age: 35. Good blood pressure. A1c 5.3. Cholesterol 17 (Tri:28, HDL:83, LDL:84), which I thought was pretty-darn good :)
He said that it didn’t really matter if I had good control and seemed to think that the higher risk for diabetics to get heart disease was a reason for all of us to take these medications every day. I’d rather not. Has anyone else heard this? Does anyone else without other risk factors take a statin and aspirin every day? He also mentioned taking fish oil instead if I really didn't want to take the statin. Anyone else on a daily fish oil regime?