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Author Topic: New A1C & Lipids  (Read 2009 times)

Offline Dianne

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New A1C & Lipids
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:43:58 AM »
Just got the results from by blood work on 3/16

Total Chol 160 (down)

HDL 52 (up)

LDL 89 (down)

non-HDL 108 (down)

Trigly 94 (same)

New A1C 5.4  Which is surprising considering what and how much I ate from November to March.
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016, 09:47:20 AM »
Those are really impressive numbers. Hope no statins are involved.
All the bad things are down & the good things are up. Great job.
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016, 11:20:33 AM »
Thank you. And no way will I take statins, my doctor suggested them and I refused them.
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016, 11:51:24 AM »
Wow! That is one very good report card!  8)

You're an inspiration to me, y'know!

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2016, 01:07:37 PM »
Outstanding!! Great all around!
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T-2 dx 2/2012 FBG 243 A1c 9.5%
6/2012 A1c 5.7%  In the 4% A1c club since July 2013. 12-2016 A1c 5.1%. 6-2018 A1c 5.3%.
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2016, 08:41:24 AM »
Great numbers Dianne, congratulations  !   ;D
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 05:44:46 AM »
Is there any relation between high blood sugar and the lipids
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 07:12:47 AM »
Way to go.....all good stuff!

By the way, it is not "how much" you eat, but what you eat.....! 

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 12:12:11 PM »
Fantastic!  just the way mine did...now, to keep it in line!  ;)  Congratulations!

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2016, 08:03:55 AM »
Is there any relation between high blood sugar and the lipids
Well, the answer is that there usually is a relationship because the diet can affect both for most  people.  I underlined most because it is not the same for everyone.  I read that about 20% of people on LCHF do not see an improvement in lipids.  I did see an improvement in my lipids but it took about 2 years of LCHF to see an improvement and at first my lipids went quite high.  Once again it is a reminder that we are all different but most people do see an improvement in lipid values when restricting carbs.  Because of my experience I would say that if you don't see an improvement at first, don't give up on it. 
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2016, 10:20:29 AM »
Is there any relation between high blood sugar and the lipids

There sure is. it is a known fact that carbs convert to glucose. A higher carb diet would mean relatively high blood sugars even in non diabetics. Then an adequate insulin response is called for. Once glucose has been stored in the liver & the muscles to its threshold, the rest is packaged as triglycerides & accumulated as fat in the body. So there is a direct connect between high BG & high TG. Many doctors are now beginning to believe, it's the TG v/s HDL which are the more important numbers rather than the LDL alone.
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2016, 07:24:51 AM »
For me, I think it's a combination of low carb and exercising. Losing weight and sticking with low carb seems to be lowering the lipids and I would much rather be doing that than taking more meds! The medical community is way to happy to throw lipids at people instead of trying to do things naturally first.
A1C at DX 2002 7.2
7/14 8.8                10/14 5.2            1/15 4.8          
4/15 4.8                9/15   5.2            6/16 5.4   

Weight was 280 now 186, 94# lost so far

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2016, 08:55:18 AM »
I just saw My PCP this morning.

HbA1c = 5.8
Total Chol = 165
HDL = 79
LDL = 72
Trig. = I forgot to ask.

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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2016, 09:51:16 AM »
RCG - Be proud of your numbers, I envy you.  You must have worked very hard to earn such stellar numbers.
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Re: New A1C & Lipids
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2016, 11:08:53 AM »
RCG - Be proud of your numbers, I envy you.  You must have worked very hard to earn such stellar numbers.

It's a new fight every day ....... mostly against myself.