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Re: [IPk] Statins



Hi Mary, Jo and David

Thanks for the useful information on statins.  Next time I see my consultant 
I will have to discuss how I would benefit from them.  I am not convinced 
they will do much good with my cholesterol being very low (Bad cholesterol: 
0.8 and overall cholesterol: 2.7), but I will find out.

Regards
Ralph (Type 1: 27 years, Accu-chek combo pumper since May 2010)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mary Lee" <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:20 AM
Subject: RE: [IPk] Statins


>I don't think there is any dispute as to the advantages statins bring but 
>for
> some users they do cause some unpleasant side affects which you do need to 
> be
> given the chance to have taken into account and to see what alternatives 
> there
> are.  Also, the research available has not yet shown any discernible 
> decrease
> in the development of heart problems amongst diabetics taking statins. 
> Mary
>
>> From: email @ redacted
>> Subject: Re: [IPk] Statins
>> Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 23:58:49 +0100
>> To: email @ redacted
>>
>> Hi all
>>  I've just finished a course that totally reeducated me in my diabetes! 
>> Only
> 18
>> years late but ...!
>>
>>  On the course we discussed statins as many of us had been prescribed but
> were
>> reluctant to take them. We were advised that statins do more than simply
> reduce
>> cholesterol but also clear the arteries of fat deposits which is why
> diabetics
>> are advised to take them.
>>
>>  We were also told that when you are given your cholesterol level, it is
>> important to ask for the break down as your LDL which is the bad
> cholesterol
>> needs to be below 2 and the HDL-good cholesterol between 1&3.
>>
>> Hope this is helpful.
>>
>> Jo
>>
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>>  On 29 Jun 2011, at 19:48, DAVID BATTSON 
>> <email @ redacted>
>> wrote:
>>
>> > Ralph, Statins do a lot more than just reduce cholesterol so check with
>> > Diabetes
>> > UK before setting yourself against taking them as I believe they had an
>> > article
>> > about it in 'Balance'.  When I had my quad heart by-pass in 1999 the
> surgeon
>> > said to me afterwards that you can never have too low a 'bad' 
>> > cholesterol
>> > level.
>> >
>> > Best of luck,
>> >                    Dave, pumping since 2001, idd since 1967.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > ________________________________
>> > From: Ralph & Hazel Marlow <email @ redacted>
>> > To: email @ redacted
>> > Sent: Wednesday, 29 June, 2011 17:11:09
>> > Subject: [IPk] Statins
>> >
>> > Hi Di and Mohan
>> >
>> > Thanks for the information about statins.  I am a bit behind in 
>> > catching
> up
>> > with
>> > the messages from insulin pumpers and was just thinking about asking 
>> > the
>> > question you asked Mohan.  I am in the same boat being nearly 47 and my
>> > cholestorol is usually quite low and was again when tested for my
> diabetic
>> > annual at my GPs clinic recently.  Last time I saw my Consultant he 
>> > said
> I
>> > should be on statins because I am over 40, type 1 diabetics over 40 
>> > should
> be
>> > on
>> > statins and I should ask my GP to put them on my prescription.  I
> reluctantly
>> > ran it by my GP and his response was they would have no effect because 
>> > my
>> > cholestorol was very low and it was pointless me being on them. That
> pleased
>> > me
>>  > and glad to hear others have the same view that I have, if it aint
> broke,
>> dont
>> > fix it.
>> >
>> > It is great to hear Lisa that you no longer need statins.  We are told 
>> > so
>> > often
>> > we are on medication for life so it is nice to hear someone who can 
>> > stop
>> > taking
>> > some of their medication.
>> >
>> > Ralph
>> >
>> > Type 1 27 years, Accu-chek combo pumper 1 year
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mohan Kaur" <email @ redacted>
>> > To: <email @ redacted>
>> > Sent: Sunday, June 12, 2011 1:20 PM
>> > Subject: [IPk] RE: ip-uk-digest V4 #102
>> >
>> >
>> >> Dear Di ...Thanks for your advice I agree I won't take statins until
>> >> absolutely needed, its good to know there are others that are doing 
>> >> the
>> > same
>> >> as me.
>> >> Mohan
>> >>
>> >>> Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 03:35:50 -0700
>> >>> From: email @ redacted
>> >>> To: email @ redacted
>> >>> Subject: ip-uk-digest V4 #102
>> >>>
>> >>>
>> >>> ip-uk-digest          Friday, June 10 2011          Volume 04 : 
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>> >> 102
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