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Crestor and blood Sugar

Hello I have been taking generic Crestor for about two years. It has dropped my LDL to 39-45 range and blood glucose ranges from 105-111 fasting. A1c 5.1 - 5.3. Prior to the statin I was below 100. I am not overweight, exercise consistently and eat very healthy. So the statin is the culprit. I am wondering if being stricter on carb intake and supplementing with Berberine will help? Or has anyone had better outcomes with other statins like livalo or pravastatin? Thank you
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That's kind of a rare side effect with statins so am sorry you are in this boat.  From what I've read, when it raises, it is usually because it was on the higher end of normal prior.  And the statin DOES help prevent heart attack in a diabetic or prediabetic person making a slight elevation worth it.  https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/high-blood-cholesterol/in-depth/statin-side-effects/art-20046013  I would talk to your doctor about the best course of action.  If supplementation will help, medication or a switch in statin.  
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