The FDA now requires a warning on statins that they can cause increased blood sugar levels - http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/28/us-fda-statins-idUSTRE81R1O220120228
I developed Type II diabetes 3 years into taking Lipitor. I also experienced muscle wasting, memory loss, and pain in my joints. Statins are toxic, and do nothing to increase longevity. Cholesteral is NOT the boogie man in heart disease. High cortisol levels are a much more accurate indicator of heart disease risk.
I agree with that cholesterol. My DH eats at least 15 pounds of meat a week mostly beef plus 2 gallons or more ice cream. 32 inch waist. He is a Yankee though,we don’t fry food and he likes his veggies crunchy,lol.
I never believed eggs were bad for you,they have stuff in them that cleans arteries. But I fell for that low meat/high carb crap they came out with 20 years or whatever ago. The low salt is crap too unless you have a serious condition.
I'm not going to get into the mortality vs. morbidity vs. quality of life argument this morning, and I hope your health improves, but do not see diabetes-statin link in the way some have portrayed it, in patients who are not diabetic to begin with.
You can always find personal anecdotes that illustrate this or that. For example, my wife developed Type II (pre-statin), put on Glucophage and then Ziac for hypertension and Zocor for lipids a couple years later, but her blood glocose has been in a downtrend ever since starting the Glucophage. So the glucose lifting effects of the statin and beta blocker must be quite small in her case.
Good luck, sir!