|To your good health: Statins play a small role in diabetes|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am concerned about simvastatin possibly causing a rise in my A1C reading indicating a concern about diabetes. There has never been diabetes in my family. I am a 77-year-old female in good health. I exercise and walk regularly. I do have elevated cholesterol, for which I take 20 mg of simvastatin. I noticed six months ago that my A1C was 5.7 and there was a little flag next to that number. The doctor explained to me that this indicated possible prediabetes and the number should be watched. This past month the A1C was 5.8.
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