Statin Drugs and Glucose Control

By HBG Latest Reply 2015-02-07 04:11:37 -0600
Started 2015-02-06 17:47:47 -0600

Had been on Simvastatin, and my blood glucose regimen was not working (too High).

With Doc's blessing got off of this med for several months. My glucose ratings tumbled to the point of having lows in the 50 range Insulin adjusted accordingly. Cholesterol and tri readings spiked and I was put on Pravastatin. Lost control of blood glucose again!

Am a snowbird, and my FL and OH Docs both tell me there can be no connection.

Have any of you had similar problems?

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jayabee52 2015-02-07 04:11:37 -0600 Report

Howdy HBG
Steve's (Haoleboy's) link is certainly worth reading. And it is from a government backed website so it is not from some questionable site known for wild asertions

I had been Rx'd simvistatin by my Dr, even though the previous blood test was in Dr's words "perfect" in fact he asked me if I was on a statin at that time, which I was not. When he Rx'd me the statin I asked why. He said it was "prophylactic". He wanted to head off any possible heart problems. I trusted him and filled the Rx and took it regularly. I did however later read that the statins play havoc with an enzyme CoQ 10 which is necessary for heart and muscle function.

I became convinced that I needed to take a CoQ 10 supplement and I did for a while, but eventually I decided to drop both the statin and the additional CoQ 10. My cholesterol and triglycerides are still nearly perfect. So no effect from dropping the statin.

I also learned that Drs are paid by Big Pharma reps to Rx statins. So that may be why my Dr Rx'd my statin in the first place, and that may be why both Drs said there can be no connection. They are relying on their BigPharma reps who are likely telling them that.

They(both the Drs and the Reps) want to keep you on those statins so the payola can continue.

If you haven't already I'd dump the statins.

Praying for improving health for us all



Pegsy 2015-02-06 17:55:51 -0600 Report

I've heard of this happening a lot. This is one reason why I won't take a statin. Ever. My cholesterol is controlled by diet and exercise. It isn't perfect but it is better than it was. Are you doing what you can to control your cholesterol through diet and exercise?

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Jibber Jabber 2015-02-06 17:54:06 -0600 Report

BOTH your doctors are either lying to you so you stay on your meds or living in la la land…there is a connection between statins and higher BG readings…when I was first diagnosed my doctor put me on metformin and told me he wanted to put me on Lipitor…he balked at putting me on Lipitor at the first meeting because my fasting BG levels were almost 400…he said statins raise BG levels…he did try however during my second visit, after my BG levels were more under control to give me that script…this time I balked and told him no…I had done enough research on my own by that point to know statins were not the answer to my cholesterol issues…fast forward a couple mos…my BG is completely under control and my cholesterol is just a tiny bit above the ideal zone…I am sure next time I go in it will be ideal…BTW statins cause elevated BG levels…elevated BG levels cause high cholesterol…get the picture…the ever revolving merri-go-round of more and more medications…

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