Peter Hibberd, M.D., is a doctor whose advice is based on more than 28 years of hospital outpatient and inpatient experience. He is an experienced emergency medicine physician, surgeon, and consultant. Dr. Hibberd is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is also a fellow and active member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, an active member of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and a member and fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hibberd has earned numerous national and international professional certifications, memberships, and awards.
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Can Statins Lower Blood Sugar?

By    |   Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 10:14 AM

Question: Since I started taking a statin for my cholesterol my blood sugar has dropping. Is the Zocor causing this?

Dr. Hibberd's answer:
 
Zocor is not usually associated with lower blood sugar, so you should see your doctor to determine why your glucose levels are falling.
 
Sometimes hypothyroidism and Addison's disease can cause hypoglycemia. As a precaution, it might make sense to ask your doctor to change to a newer anti-cholesterol agent such as Crestor or Lipitor, to see if it makes a difference.

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Statins are not usually associated with lower blood sugar, so you should see your doctor to determine why your glucose levels are falling.
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