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Old 05-23-2013, 05:42   #11
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I believe a vitamin D deficiency is pretty common with diabetics. I was also quite deficient and was put on a mega dose for 8 weeks to bring it up. I maintain it now with 5000iu's of Vitamin D3 daily. Actually another supplement I take has 1000iu's so I guess I take 6000iu's. Anything above 10000iu's is not safe, so don't go up that high.

LCHF diet has helped me, but I have not lost any weight with it. I am also on insulin, so it makes it even tougher to lose the weight. I desperately need to lose, but I don't know what else I can do. I exercise and eat lchf every day. I take supplements to help improve my health and diabetes, I take insulin and metformin for the diabetes, and I try to stay positive. Other than that, I'm stumped.

I quit taking my statin about a year ago. My cholesterol jumped high again but is on a downward trend, so we'll see how it works out in the wash.

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You need to research more on cholesterol total cholesterol is a poor predictor of CVD. Lowering TC from 180 to 100 doesn't mean nothing in term of risk it could be even harmful. Family history is just one of the many risks factor, stressing about family history could be more harmful that the history herself.

From the standard lipid panel the best predictor is ratio between triglycerides and HDL, those improve with LCHF diet. You can start reading more here;

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Since You seem to know a lot about Cholesterol My HDL was 40, my LDL was 69, and my Triglycerides was 64? My doctors office does not request the VLDL or VHDL. Does that sound like a good break down to you? Thank you for your help?

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Renee,
Thank you for the support, the weight loss is my biggest issue, and I know my weight loss method is why my A1C jumped up. What I can say about my method is (I am not suggesting anyone else do the same) I am loosing weight, I have fewer headaches, and every day at lunch I walk up 5 flights of stairs followed immediately by a brisk mile. I feel better than ever I'm just concerned about my A1C level. That's the balance problem I have A1C versus Weight. I have to loose weight but I also have to maintain a reasonable A1C. Thanks again and good luck with your weight. I'm pulling for you.

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Since You seem to know a lot about Cholesterol My HDL was 40, my LDL was 69, and my Triglycerides was 64? My doctors office does not request the VLDL or VHDL. Does that sound like a good break down to you? Thank you for your help?
And the issue with these numbers is what exactly?? I think they're great! HDL could be higher, but 40 is recommended minimum for a "good range". Looks like you're on target to me

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Since You seem to know a lot about Cholesterol My HDL was 40, my LDL was 69, and my Triglycerides was 64? My doctors office does not request the VLDL or VHDL. Does that sound like a good break down to you? Thank you for your help?
Those are very good numbers. Any ratio TG/HDL under two are good numbers. But the thing is you need to focus on health, not just numbers. There are other risk factors including stress, that need to be consider.

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