Hi all About a year ago, my LDL numbers were 'too high'. I had an appointment at a lipid specialist yesterday and he was very keen to put me on statins, which I refused. My Apo B is at the very high end of normal, but HDL and triglycerides are good. I don't have the exact numbers yet. I am not sure whether I should simply ignore this, or think about explanations such as recent weight loss (just lost 5.5 kg or 12 lbs and still losing) or the fact that I had not eaten since mid-afternoon of the day before the blood test, so I was probably in strong ketosis. Could I also just refuse to see the specialist again? He was a bit weird. He knew about keto, but said a few things such as - You don't have diabetes () - You are in the honeymoon period now and the diabetes will be worse in 5 to 10 years (my HbA1c is 37, four years after diagnosis, so this is quite a long honeymoon, isn't it ) - You enjoyed your holidays a lot, huh? (Yes, I was at a dance festival, exercised many hours each day and I lost 1 kg or 2 lbs, thanks for asking) My GP supports low carb, and although she wanted to put me on statins as well, I am generally happy with her. Does anyone here have an opinion on this? I have been quite annoyed and frustrated today, but at the end of the day I need to remind myself that I am managing my diabetes for myself, the people close to me and anyone else, who could be inspired. I won't stop low carb, because of those discouraging comments of the doctor.