I’ve had T1D for 51 years. I refused a statin my PCP offered “simply because I have diabetes”, with my endo’s support. Unless you are specifically at risk, you don’t, and shouldn’t, take a bunch of pills. That’s called “the sickening of America” and is mostly a result of big Pharma having the FDA in their pockets. Aspirin should be sufficient, but watch out if you have ulcers or GERD. Eat a healthy diet consisting of vegetables and healthy grains, eliminate or reduce animal proteins, and exercise.
Exercise should also help eliminate joint pain, but of course not immediately. See a physical therapist or kinesiologist or a trainer for gentle excercises to help you gain muscle strength and carry your body correctly.
Discuss drug interactions with your doctors or pharmacist, or you can even google interactions between and amongst drugs and supplements to see if they are the culprit.
Most importantly, tell your doc you want to stop a drug, don’t stop it by yourself. Many have properties that force you to wean off to prevent a whole host of physical or psychological side effects. Occurs more with narcotics and psych drugs, but you shouldn’t run the risk.
And from my own experience, I have decided that being dependant on insulin I don’t make my entire life has affected connective tissue. I’ve had frozen shoulders, trigger fingers, dupetryn’s, and bi-lateral carpal tunnel; all are displaysias of connective tissues and tendon sheathes.