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Diabetes and Cholesteral

Since being diagnosed with type 1 I have had two diabetic teams in two areas. The first wanted me to go on tablets to reduce my cholesterol but they were only 5.1 and decided I didn’t want to take anything just yet. Since then I have changed doctors but maintained my cholesterol level. After talking to the consultant he was fine with my levels and didn’t want to put me on tablets just yet, he said that a lot of people with diabetes go on tablets to be cautious as we are prone to heart disease anyway. He said it is likely I would need them at some point.

I decided I would look at it in a bit more detail and found the following article which explained what cholesterol was and the different medication – thought others might find it useful:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/besttreatments/heart-and-circulation-problems-in-diabetes-treatments-diabetes-lowering-your-cholesterol

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