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Old 08-25-2018, 13:06   #11
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I want to relay what my Dr responded to my refusal to start statins. The Dr called to discuss my reluctance to start the statin. He felt obliged to discuss the science of statins with me and my particular demographic...type 2 over 50, white, etc.."Your DX puts you at greater risk of a cardiovascular event and statins would help reduce your odds" He told me it was my decision and he would respect it. I told him what I believe puts me at more risk is high blood sugar. I would tend to think that most diabetics in the study had much higher blood sugar or even out of control blood sugar and that was the reason for the greater risk. I told him that if I can not keep my blood sugar as close to normal then nothing else matters. He said" Then we have a plan. We will concentrate on keeping your blood sugar low for now." I said, thank you and we hung up. He called back like 4 minutes later and wanted to add this. He said, I wanted to let you know your risk of a cardiac event is "8 people of 100 will have a cardiac event without statins. On statins, the risk is reduced to 6 people out of 100. I said "thanks, The risk of side effects is not worth the 1-2% decrease in odds of a cardiac event and may correlate to no decrease at all depending on how your study was conducted. He basically agreed saying the risk reward was low.

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What is the 5% club?

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What is the 5% club?
It's when your HbA1c is between 5.0% and 5.9%. My three month average A1C came back at 5.8% which is good but considered pre-diabetic. My new goal is to get it under 5.6% which would indicate normal range.

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It's when your HbA1c is between 5.0% and 5.9%. My three month average A1C came back at 5.8% which is good but considered pre-diabetic. My new goal is to get it under 5.6% which would indicate normal range.
To put this in perspective, my wife's HbA1C came back at 5.5% or a daily average of 115 on the meter. The average for me at 5.8% is 129. Her blood sugar has been increasing over the last few years so I make her test after what I consider high carb meals. I have seen it get to 155-165 an hour after a meal a few times which never happened a few years ago so I test her and urge her to reduce her carbs.

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