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Re: [IPk] Statins



I wish I could work out whether to start taking them again or not :(


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-----Original Message-----
From: Mary Lee <email @ redacted>
Sender: email @ redacted
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 17:29:20 
To: <email @ redacted>
Reply-To: email @ redacted
Subject: RE: [IPk] Statins

wow wish I could have a natural cholesterol that low!  Regards Mary

> From: email @ redacted
> To: email @ redacted
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Statins
> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:37:27 +0100
>
> 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 :
> >> >>> Number
> >> >> 102
> >> >>>
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