Take the Diabetes Health Pump Survey
See What's Inside
Read this FREE issue now
For healthcare professionals only
  • 12 Tips for Traveling With Diabetes
See the entire table of contents here!

You can view the current or previous issues of Diabetes Health online, in their entirety, anytime you want.
Click Here To View

See if you qualify for our free healthcare professional magazines. Click here to start your application for Pre-Diabetes Health, Diabetes Health Pharmacist and Diabetes Health Professional.

Learn More About the Professional Subscription

Free Diabetes Health e-Newsletter
Latest
Popular
Top Rated
Type 2 Issues Archives
Print | Email | Share | Comments (1)

Type 2 Diabetes and Simvastatin


Jun 1, 2004

Not Just Cholesterol-Lowing Benefits

A South Carolina study indicates that simvastatin (Zocor), an oral “statin” lipid-lowering drug is a potentially beneficial treatment for the inflammatory reaction associated with atherosclerosis.

Twenty-six patients with type 2 diabetes participated in the study. They were started on a lipid-lowering diet and encouraged to exercise in addition to receiving Zocor treatment that was adjusted until LDL cholesterol levels reached 100 mg/dl or lower.

A1C levels remained constant throughout the study. There was a highly significant reduction in blood levels of immune complexes containing modified lipoproteins after three to six months of treatment with Zocor.

Levels returned to baseline after Zocor use was discontinued.

Researchers note this may represent an additional mechanism for the reduced incidence of cardiovascular events in patients treated with Zocor.

—Diabetes Care, April 2004


Categories: A1c Test, Diabetes, Diabetes, Lipid Problems, Other Lab Tests, Research, Type 2 Issues, Type 2 Medications



You May Also Be Interested In...


Comments

Posted by Anonymous on 8 December 2010

Why does my simvastatin raise my blood suger?


Add your comments about this article below. You can add comments as a registered user or anonymously. If you choose to post anonymously your comments will be sent to our moderator for approval before they appear on this page. If you choose to post as a registered user your comments will appear instantly.

When voicing your views via the comment feature, please respect the Diabetes Health community by refraining from comments that could be considered offensive to other people. Diabetes Health reserves the right to remove comments when necessary to maintain the cordial voice of the diabetes community.

For your privacy and protection, we ask that you do not include personal details such as address or telephone number in any comments posted.

Don't have your Diabetes Health Username? Register now and add your comments to all our content.

Have Your Say...


Username: Password:
Comment:
©1991-2014 Diabetes Health | Home | Privacy | Press | Advertising | Help | Contact Us | Donate | Sitemap

Diabetes Health Medical Disclaimer

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images, and information, contained on or available through this website is for general information purposes only. Opinions expressed here are the opinions of writers, contributors, and commentators, and are not necessarily those of Diabetes Health. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay seeking medical treatment because of something you have read on or accessed through this website.