Our Endo has given us a prescription for lipitor for our 12 year old T1 son to lower his LDL cholesterol from 120 to the preferred level for diabetics of "less than 100". The MD says this will be a life-time medication because statins are so much better at lowering LDL than diet and exercise. My husband and I are extremely reluctant to give this medication to our son - not only do statins have serious side effects but there is little data - and no long term data at all - on the effect on growing children. Also the amount his LDL needs to be lowered is so small this seems like over-kill. All the rest of our son's numbers are excellent and we have altered his diet and exercise regimen to try to impact the LDL without the medication. Please will you let me know if you have had any experience with this issue - or know of children taking this medication.