HbA1c Metformin days 62 LCHF days 56 Cholesterol on statins 3.4 Off statins 5.8 HD no change but LD gone from 1.6 to 4.49 Seems the 2 really major spikes I had in my HbA1c were in 2012 when my baby grandson was very ill and in 2014 when I was assaulted in my house by a man fixing the boiler! Otherwise I have been able to get levels down before with diet and exercise. Nurse agreed that I can stay off diabetic medication, but we agreed to 1/2 dose simvastatin for 6 wks and see if it has any effect on my health and cholesterol All in all the nurse was pleased with the results. I would have liked lower HbA1c but I have another 6 wks to improve things. Your advice?