I had my head in the sand and my doctor didn't help me much. Now he wants to put me on cholesterol lowering drugs to get my LDL below 70 - the magic number he says for diabetics. I'm determined to get it there without drugs - can't wait to get my blood test results in November!
Even if you are able to get there with or without medication this is NO guarantee that this " so called magic number" will do the trick or even be safe for that matter.
The density of the LDL particles itself is more important than the number itself.
Lipitor can cause kidney failure itself particulary if you already have kidney dysfunction.
Imagining studies to determine if there is calcification in the arteries is more important in the risk for developing coronary artery disease.