Well I knew it was coming! I'd had my latest blood test results, h1bac was 39 (perfectly happy with that) but after going low carb and moderate fat for 6 weeks, my cholesterol had risen. It's now a total of 8.9, (HDL 2.45, trigs 0.9, LDL 6.3). It had been around 7 previously with the same HDL & trigs. The Dr took one look and immediately wrote out a prescription for statins, not even the lowest dose but a mega dose of 40mg! I spoke to him at length about it and pointed out my ratio which is still good and the trigs and HDL which are good. But no, he said 'We need to get that LDL down so that your total cholesterol is under 5'. WHAT?, under 5? It's never been under 5 and recent lipid tests show that my lipoprotein A (a lipo that is rarely checked) is higher than a 'normal' persons anyway meaning that no matter what I may eat or how perfect my lifestyle might be, it ain't never going to be under 5. I know that it's my choice of course and even now I'm not going to take them but I will admit to a moment where I thought if I don't the Dr made me feel as though I was going to drop from a stroke or heart attack. For context, I am slim, active, don't smoke or drink so to be fair he didn't bother giving me the old 'lifestyle' advice. Now I'm wondering whether to go back to a slightly higher carb diet (was on around 80 - 100) instead of sticking with the around 50 carbs. My priority is always going to be my glucose levels but although I know high cholesterol isn't the baddie they make it out to be, I do seem to be able to lower my LDL when eating a few more carbs. I know most type 2s on here are different in that they have to low carb if they want to achieve good glucose levels but I do have the option of going a bit higher in carbs by utilising insulin. I dunno, you get one thing right and then your body decides to adjust by going into overdrive with another! Thanks for listening!