Lipitor is one of the safest statins on the market and one of the best ones for diabetics. Because diabetes is more than just "high blood sugar" but an actual syndrome that affects the kidneys, arteries, eyesight, and leads to neuropathy, erectile dysfunction and a host of other maladies, I prefer to take the proven drug vs. something "natural".
Sogno, I learned in nursing school that if the drug companies were trying to get aspirin on the market today it would be almost impossible because of all of the side effects. Side effects are listed to help you evaluate your options. If you read the drug studies you will find that the incidence of problems is very low vs. the high rate of improvements the patients experienced. The general rule is that anything that works isn't safe for everyone. So basically you're looking at almost certain heart disease vs. possible muscle problems that can be monitored with blood tests. You just have to choose your poison, I guess.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
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