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Old 03-22-2012, 17:47   #1
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The ratio of Total Cholesterol/HDL, which should be under 3
Triglycerides which should be under 100

The above is from Blood Sugar 101. My first A1c test in January tells me that the Ratio is 2.69 and the Triglycerides result is 1.22. Does anyone know how this correlates to '100'? Is 1.22 122? My next test is on 2nd April. Should be interesting because I have lost about 25lb and have taken myself off statins.

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The ratio of Total Cholesterol/HDL, which should be under 3
Triglycerides which should be under 100

The above is from Blood Sugar 101. My first A1c test in January tells me that the Ratio is 2.69 and the Triglycerides result is 1.22. Does anyone know how this correlates to '100'? Is 1.22 122? My next test is on 2nd April. Should be interesting because I have lost about 25lb and have taken myself off statins.
Incidentally, the target set by the diabetes nurse for me was Ratio - anything under 4. Triglyceride - 1.7 or less.

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If you know the value of your total, HDL and LDL then the trigs are:

Trigs = (total-HDL-LDL) *5

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If you know the value of your total, HDL and LDL then the trigs are:

Trigs = (total-HDL-LDL) *5

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The nurse has written:
Total cholesterol 4.47, target below 5.00
HDL 1.66, target above 1
LDL 2.25, target less than 2
Ratio 2.69, target anything under 4
Triglycerides 1.22, target 1.7 or less

So I don't understand your formula, David. Has the nurse got it all wrong?

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Not really. Looks like your nurse lists everything in mmol. My formula works for mg/dl. Sorry. I tend to forget this forum is international at times.

Here's a site that may help.

http://www.thecholesterolscoop.com/t...rol-number.php

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I don't know why math is different for mmol/l, but I divide mg/dl by 10.

My target is under 0.80 or 80. Anecdotal writing suggests that LDL are large and fluffy below these values.

If trigs are low, then HDL will almost always be high. If not, it's likely a genetic issue.

I don't worry about LDL at all.

You may also want a H-CRP test and shoot for <= 1.0

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