Hi everyone,My partner is a T1 diabetic for the last 29 years. He is 39 years old. He is generally in good health. Over the past year or so he has sometimes gotten cholesterol tests back which are…Continue
"barbraann Please repost your discussion from yesterday as it was lost due to server issues - "Question about air travel. Need to fly to a wedding and want to place my pod on my leg so it isn't noticeable under my dress but I'm afraid…"
"I'm in the same boat as well. Last endo appointment, they did a lipid test, and my total was down in the 160s, HDL was high, Trigs were low, but my LDL (it was a calculated result) was at 120, so she prescribed a statin (she phoned it into the…"
In short, your experience is that YOU can manage cholesterol without drugs. Your case is simply anecdotal information with regard to the rest of us. It doesn't make it wrong - it just means that it isn't necessarily right.
"My own experience is similar. About 4 years ago my cholesterol levels started climbing up. I was being reasonably active (1 hr moderate/intense exercise 4 days a week) and I have always eaten mostly home made food, heavy on vegetables, though high…"
"I was on statins for months if not a year and suffered from really horrible weakness and soreness in my legs. It was really bad, achy, sore, weak. I run so it was very disturbing when I felt like my legs were going to give out and it took every…"
"I visited LIPITOR's website, I couldn't remember if it was a STATIN. Still looking I googled "Is LIPITOR a statin." Up came the FDA warning released a few months ago showing ELEVATED BLOOD SUGARS as one of lipitors side effects.…"
"I can only give you my personal experience with a statin. After 48 hours on Simvastatin I began to have frequent PVCs (pre ventricular contractions). I was put on a holter monitor for 24 hours which revealed I had two couplets (precursor to…"
"I was recommended to take a statin by my endo 5 years ago. when my tesdtds revealed with an LDL of 77. He said I had some risk factors for heart disease: diabetic, African-american, midde aged. He said that althoug my other cholesterol numbers were…"
"Statins have many many side effects, particularly on muscles and can cause muscle pain and weakness. They also have been shown to weaken the heart muscle. They deplete CoQ10, which is also critical for normal energy and cellular health. They can…"
"I'm actually a very compliant patient and tend to do everything my doctor's recommend. It does kind of burst my bubble when the things I do to try to stay healthy are shown maybe not to be important.
The one thing I have always done is to…"
"A crapshoot is a good way to put it. High cholesterol runs in my family and my mother was on statins for decades before passing away from lymphoma at the age of 89. I haven't had any bad effects from the statins yet (knock wood)and will…"
"Maurie-I think that in the end, it's probably a crapshoot when it comes to evaluating our individual risks. I am thin, but lately studies seem to come out and say that I'd have a better life expectancy if I were mildly overweight. I have a…"
"I agree with Brian. Everything I have read in the past year points to statins being of very little use, with a high probability of side effects. Eating cholesterol (as in eggs), or fat, does not make your cholesterol higher. Eating carbs does.…"
"I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but one other factor to throw into the mix is that there are different sizes of LDL cholesterol that present different cardiac risks. Here's a brief discussion from the Johns Hopkins…"
Have you already settled on the Bay Area? If so, I would recommend Dr. Randolph Linde in Palo Alto Medical Foundation. As for insurance, we have United Healthcare. Not sure if it's the best, but it works for us.
Welcome to the rabble WWGirl.....
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in, you can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the space provided. Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for. Here are a few useful links to get you on your way: http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/minimedparadigmusers http://www.tudiabetes.org/notes/New_Member_Guide
and I also wanted to invite you to enter your A1c through the TuAnalyze application: http://www.tudiabetes.org/profiles/profile/apps
so we can light up Colorado on the TuAnalyze map: http://www.tuanalyze.org
Take care....and keep in touch!
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