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Old 07-28-2016, 04:07   #1
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On July 8th of this year, I was diagnosed as Type 2. my sugar level was a whopping 731. I was put on Triformin, but was told because of my high sugar levels that it wouldn't be too effective, so a week later when that proved to be true, they added Glimepiride.

A few days ago I got the results of my blood test, a huge improvement. My sugar levels were 108, my AC1 is 10.6 (a bit high) my triglycerides are still high at 324, but a vast improvement from the 857, my HDL was a bit low at 39.

I'm already use to the diet. I pretty much drink nothing but water, a little milk in the morning if I'm having cereal. I avoid carbs like the plague, and it seems to be working. Let's not forget the cardio exercising I do every morning or evening. I went from 207 to 192, 15 lbs in less than 2 weeks.

I have my first appointment with the endocrinologist next Thursday, looking forward to that ... I think.

My question ... does anyone know how to decrease my triglycerides levels?



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You could cut out some more of the carbs (milk and cereal, anything else?). Are you eating much fruit or anything containing fructose? Here is an interesting link to a piece about fructose and lipids.

Removing more carbs and replacing with healthy fats to balance out your calorie intake will lower your trigs and raise your HDL.

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Originally Posted by Rolaids View Post
My question ... does anyone know how to decrease my triglycerides levels?
Yes. The LCHF way of eating will increase HDL and drop triglycerides like a rock.

My experience was that the trigs came down significantly quite soon, but the HDL was slow to rise above 50 (which is partly due to the fact that I can't do much exercise).

It took two years for my lipids to show a good improvement. HDL last check was 53, and trigs were well below 100 (can't remember now but I think in the 60s).

One thing else the LCHF way of eating does is to change the LDL particles from the small dense ones, which cause problems, to the large, fluffy ones (Type A) so, after a year or so on LCHF, even if your LDL shows higher than the standard, typically they are mostly Type A which is benign. The usual cholesterol test doesn't test for LDL type, it takes a different test (mine was the VAP) and not all labs do this. And not all doctors are even aware of this - I had to educate my doctor.

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