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@colleenyoung

Hi @ihatediabetes and @lesiel, welcome to Connect.

According to this article from the American Diabetes Association the use of statins has become a standard of care. It explains why the prevention of heart disease is important in many people with diabetes and how statins can help.
– New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease http://bit.ly/2dtZMye

You might want to also read what Connect members are saying about statins in this discussion in the Heart Health group
– Statin alternatives for coronary artery blockage http://mayocl.in/2bNv6qp

We will be very interested in hearing the results of your cholesteral test in a month, Lesiel. IHateDiabetes, did your doctor talk about the prevention of heart disease with you or that you may have a risk of heart disease?

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Doctor said i should take statin because of diabetes and ldl is 192. But i read there are different statins that dont cause muscle aches. Mayo clinic doctors say you have to go back to primary care doctor to find statin that works. I think the reason is prevent heart disease but i dont know if i am at high risk or not or if i can change diet.

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