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Old 01-29-2014, 15:12   #1
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what is the cholesterol low reading and the high reading .

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i was diagnose 2009. my readings at the start were in the 20s fbs my insulin to start at 19 on my lantus pen. i also taken half glyberide morning and at night. half way throuth 2009 i was off the lantus. the glyberide down to a half in a day. in 2010 i went off the glyberide. i portion size what i eat. i have lost 20 pounds this way. my AC1 5.0 in 2009. my up date .I have been of meds since 2010 . my AC1 in 2010 was a 5.0 fbg . now 2014 I am at 7.0 fbg . iam having highs and lows going on .
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Different labs have different ranges, but here are the ones suggested by my lab here in the Missouri Ozarks of the USA:

total cholesterol: 100-200
triglycerides: 0-150
HDL: 40-60
LDL calculated: 58-100




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i thank you shanny for the info.the reason i ask is i have new doc. and she was telling me all thes numbers at me and i got lost what she was saying . i thouth she talking about cholesterol so i was trying to fine the lows and highs .

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i was diagnose 2009. my readings at the start were in the 20s fbs my insulin to start at 19 on my lantus pen. i also taken half glyberide morning and at night. half way throuth 2009 i was off the lantus. the glyberide down to a half in a day. in 2010 i went off the glyberide. i portion size what i eat. i have lost 20 pounds this way. my AC1 5.0 in 2009. my up date .I have been of meds since 2010 . my AC1 in 2010 was a 5.0 fbg . now 2014 I am at 7.0 fbg . iam having highs and lows going on .
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"Acceptable" numbers can vary, depending on your overall condition and age. Each doctor or hospital may have her/his/its own idea, too.

For example, my husband's doc expects him to reduce his LDL (a.k.a. "bad") cholesterol to below 70, while my doc expects me to get my LDL below 100.

Well, sorry, but there is no way either of us will ever reach those levels unless we each of us takes the maximum dosage of statins.

The trouble is, statins can pack a wallop of their own! Muscle pain, weakness and problems with cognition and memory are well known (and frequent) side effects. Are the meds worth it?

In the end, I base my approach to cholesterol on articles like these.

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I wan t to thank you for the help .

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i was diagnose 2009. my readings at the start were in the 20s fbs my insulin to start at 19 on my lantus pen. i also taken half glyberide morning and at night. half way throuth 2009 i was off the lantus. the glyberide down to a half in a day. in 2010 i went off the glyberide. i portion size what i eat. i have lost 20 pounds this way. my AC1 5.0 in 2009. my up date .I have been of meds since 2010 . my AC1 in 2010 was a 5.0 fbg . now 2014 I am at 7.0 fbg . iam having highs and lows going on .
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