I’ve been officially diagnosed less than a week so it would be wrong of me to give you any advice as such - I do know there are type 2 sufferers out there who eventually do control their own T2 Diabetes - but usually after a while of being on tablets, monitoring sugar levels etc and also in most instances, these people have lost a fair bit of weight.
With regards to your cholesterol level - they no longer work on a single figure but how that figure is made up through good and bad cholesterol (HDL and LDL and Triglycerides) - my cholesterol was 4.7 - but my triglycerides were horrendous - so ostensibly the figure looks not just good, but fantastic - I’m waiting to go on to statins - my practice never start me on more than one drug at a time because I have a tendency to react to things.
I didn’t want to go on statins either - then chatting to my mum who had her heart attack at 66, she told me she’d been on them since then - she is now 81 and despite numerous other health problems - with our assistance - she’s led a good life since she lost my dad (we never thought she would outlive him - but there you go) and she’s now a proud great granny.
During the time since you’ve been diagnosed - have you been monitoring your sugar levels?
I was told the ideal HbA1C is 53 (or lower possibly?) - mine was 106 - so considerably higher than yours - it also contributed to how horrendously ill I’d been not long before the diagnosis.
You’ve clearly been through it with your health and I can totally understand why you want to take control of this - but whilst I’m no expert - I do know that the complications of poorly controlled diabetes and / or a high bad cholesterol / tricglyceride level can have very serious consequences.
My diagnosis ultimately came through a very dodgy brain scan and wasn’t what anyone expected.
It is good that you are working with the right people - but you need to understand your sugar and cholesterol levels better to enable you to make informed decisions