Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
November 7, 2001
Question from Rockford, Illinois, USA:
I have had type 2 diabetes for a little over a year, and I recently began taking Lipitor [a medication for increased cholesterol levels], but my blood sugar numbers have been much higher. Is Lipitor known to increase blood sugar numbers?
I treat a lot of patients who have type 2 diabetes with the combination you are asking about, and I do not see worsening blood sugar control with Lipitor. This is true whether it is taken along with insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents.