I have just been diagnosed as being a type 2 diabetic (just on the very border) and have had a cholesterol test done on the orders of the GP. It was a non-fasting one but it came back at 5.8 - no idea of the breakdown into HDL/LDL as the surgery did not ask for that to be done. I have to see the Diabetic nurse next week and I have a strong feeling that she will want me to go on statins to get my cholesterol level under 5 or thereabouts. I am not sure that I want to go down that route yet so are there any other things that I could take that would lower my chol enough to keep them happy.
Is there anyone on here who does take statins even though they have an UT and, if so, how are you doing with it? Do you have any of the side effects? I understand from many posts on here that taking statins are not very compatible with having an UT - any help/advice would be most appreciated.