My partner is a T1 diabetic for the last 29 years. He is 39 years old. He is generally in good health. Over the past year or so he has sometimes gotten cholesterol tests back which are according to his drs. normal if you don't have T1 diabetes, but they all suggest he should go on statins.
I (and he) are unsure how to proceed. My first instinct is that the drs. don't have any skin in the game and we should do more research and gather some data to see if this is a good idea. After all he will be taking this medication for a long time if he starts.
Do any of you have an opinion about long term use of statins? Did you ever have to make a similar decision? Thank you for reading!
Below are numbers from one of his tests:
Cholesterol, Total 187 <200 mg/dL Desirable Triglycerides, serum 84 <150 mg/dL Desirable Cholesterol, HDL 51 >39 mg/dL Acceptable
LDL Cholesterol 119 <130 mg/dL Near or above optimal Chol HDL Ratio 3.7 <6.0 Non HDL Cholesterol 136 <160 mg/dL Near or above optimal