i agree with all the great stuff @Dennis just said.
I also think the T1’s get stuffed in with all the T2’s and, in my opinion, that’s why there is a “higher risk of heart disease…” when discussing diabetes complications in general. Since T2 is such a different gig and the folks with T2 tend (careful now I mean on average) to be more at risk for heart attack anyway I believe it skews treatment decisions for T1’s.
Cholesterol is a number. Some doctors want to treat numbers for no other reasons than to treat numbers. My philosophy has always been, if there is a family history of heart disease, and a corresponding history of higher cholesterol, then yes, statins lower chlosterol and it may be very important as part of an overall health program.
okay that being said, since I am an older guy, I started taking statins with perfectly normal cholesterol in my 40’s. I also started baby aspirin, both as protection from “average outcomes for diabetes patients” in an attempt to be conservative. I also started taking a “ACE” inhibitor (a blood pressure medication), because it has a strange side effect of kidney protection. IN my late 40’s I needed a little help with blood pressure anyway.
This is a conversation you need to have with your doctor. you could also drop all the known high cholesterol foods such as ice cream, calamari, etc to see if your diet plays a bigger part in the dissolved fats in your blood. good luck. hope you are doing okay.