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4/29/15 7:41 P

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My last reading in2014 was cholesterol emoticon was 258 and triglycerides 584.

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4/29/15 12:48 A

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I would personally ignore total cholesterol numbers. There are far more sophisticated tests available now that are much more relevant. Take a look at this article (which is only the first part of a 9-part series:

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4/28/15 8:20 P

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4/28/15 10:27 A

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For as long as I can remember (from my early 20's through my mid-50's) my untreated total cholesterol readings have always been "borderline high" (200-240). With atorvastatin, all of my numbers are normal. My mom's side of the family has a history of heart disease so my doctor feels that the wise thing is to treat my borderline high cholesterol numbers.

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4/28/15 10:18 A

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I would love to have glucose reading of less than 100.. but my question to you would be why are you on statins? Is your cholesterol extremely HIGH.? and have you had your Thyroid checked recently. If you have made a lot of changes in your diet and exercise routines, your thyroid meds might be entering into the equation and need to be adjusted.

I refuse to take statins due to the side effects and my doctor is in agreement with me.

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4/28/15 9:56 A

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I've read FDA's new warning that statins raise blood sugar levels. I know that I developed insulin resistant blood sugar levels after being on statins for many years, but I can't say for sure that there is a cause and effect there. Two of my brothers became diabetic while on statins but my sister developed diabetes too and I don't know that she is on them.

Your blood sugars are within normal limits so I doubt that your doctor is going to do more than to monitor them unless they go over the upper limit. At that point it becomes a trade off. What's more important: to avoid diabetes or to avoid a heart attack. If I were you I would make sure that he does monitor them, but not worry about it otherwise unless they become problematic.

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Hi -

I've been treated for both high cholesterol and hypothyroidism since 2010. It seems like ever since I started taking medications for both conditions (atorvastatin and levothyroxine) my fasting glucose readings took a leap upwards. Normal glucose levels are listed as being 65 to 99. My glucose levels used to be in the mid 70's. Now they are pretty much solid around 94 and 95 although they have dipped as low as 87 once since 2010. About 2 years ago I changed my style of eating and added almost daily strenuous exercise. After 3 months of this and being at a normal BMI, my glucose reading had "dropped" to 93. My 6-month labs from last week have my glucose at 94.

Just wondering if these readings are a cause for concern and if I should ask my doctor for further tests when I see him on Friday. He's always been reluctant to get concerned over readings if they are normal or even a little above normal so I need to have my ducks in a row when I see him. Have found one article that says that there is a link between atorvastatin and Type II diabetes in women. Have any of you also seen your glucose levels go up since taking a statin? And is a consistent reading in the mid-90's a red flag?

Thank you!

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