Hello. I have had type 2 for over 2 years but haven't posted before. When I was diagnosed my number was 62. I was on metformin slow release for the first year but then it started to give me heart palpitations and very dodgy stomach. I then went diet controlled using LCHF and have so far got it down to 48. BP is also ok according to my GP. However my cholesterol has shot up from 5.4 to 7.5 over the last year. The HDL is 1.7. That's all I know as the GP says there's not a reading for the rest! The GP has been pushing the statins for a few months. I have always declined but then decided to get a heart calcium scan done with Lifescan to settle the matter once and for all, feeling quite confident that the calcium score would be low enough so that I would not need to take the statins so I could then tell my GP I won't take them. However, I got the result last Tuesday and it is markedly elevated and very high indeed. Since then I have been too afraid to eat very much in case I keel over from a heart attack and have dropped half a stone since Tuesday. I went to my GP who had never heard of the scans! He says he is going to email a Cardiologist to get his opionion on what needs to be done and suggested I might need an angiogram to see if there are blockages. I-am now worried to death and wish I had never had it done. Has anyone else had this done and if so, what was the outcome?