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Do I really have to take Statins?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Millie_, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Ponchu

    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    I can refuse them, be labeled “against medical advice”, which could impact life insurance but mostly?

    I’d end up being shown the door.
     
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    eventhorizon Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't see the big deal. My Endo, doctor, and nurse all advise I take statins. I politely refuse and they say ' I've advised you, you are aware of the potential risks but it's your choice to take them or not'
    End of statins conversation for 12 months or so.
     
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  3. Ponchu

    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    We go to different health care centers.

    My doc is sympathetic.

    Administration is not. $$$$
     
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    Millie_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, apologise but i have been poorly and down in the dumps, just to confirm my HB1AC have been over 70 for over a year and I had been unable to get my daily readings down below perhaps 8-10, if i ate porridge it would take me to 28mmol, pretty much the same as bread and anything else carby.

    My latest HB1AC was over 80 supposedly, I was told all my readings would go up whilst having Radiotherapy, I was also on insulin every day and it was not really doing anything.

    I have started on Empagliflozin and it has taken my daily results down to 6-8, i do spike here and there but at least it is not 28mmol, not forgetting I also have Proteinuria or something where i am losing protein through urine and am on tablets to solve this.

    I'm due in again tomorrow- or later today to see thew diabetic doctor, i guess that shall go well. I was told I need to be taking the insulin as well as the tablets but I cannot see why, I have thought along the lines of, if my daily sugar readings are down to 6mmol, why would i wish to take a load of insulin to probably throw me into Hypo, my body already thinks it is going into one when down to 6mmol anyway because I have been so high for so long so if anyone can shed any light on any of this please do so.
     
  5. Ponchu

    Ponchu · Well-Known Member

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    Enabling?

    Perhaps.

    But being shown the door would be impactful...for a long time.
     
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