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Old 07-23-2012, 12:41   #1
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Good news:
Finally crossed over the threshold and have come in with an Hba1C of 37mmol/mol - according to my online calculator that translates to 5.55% in old money - hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited about it.

Bad news:
Cholesterol has taken a hefty jump in the wrong direction and I have to go in and have a follow up with the Doctor - the naughty step beckons I guess. Have told the Db Nurse I absolutely refuse statins at any price but apparently doctor was making it must be diet related noises so looking forward to that conversation - not!

I managed to get 3 months more low dose thyroxine though - so if I regain decent energy levels, with summer rest time too, may get back to the excessive levels of exercise I was managing last year?!

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If it's any consolation, my lipids took a leap too, the first appointment after I stopped the statin, and yes - my doc reissued the statin prescription. But I didn't take them (and I didn't tell him either - until we had new lab work to prove it!), and when the next six months rolled around, things had bottomed out & that's when doc got so excited that I'd done it without statins. I don't envy you that conversation either, but keep the faith!

VERY good work on your A1c!




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Results just in...

Good news:
Finally crossed over the threshold and have come in with an Hba1C of 37mmol/mol - according to my online calculator that translates to 5.55% in old money - hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited about it.

Bad news:
Cholesterol has taken a hefty jump in the wrong direction and I have to go in and have a follow up with the Doctor - the naughty step beckons I guess. Have told the Db Nurse I absolutely refuse statins at any price but apparently doctor was making it must be diet related noises so looking forward to that conversation - not!

I managed to get 3 months more low dose thyroxine though - so if I regain decent energy levels, with summer rest time too, may get back to the excessive levels of exercise I was managing last year?!

Super Job Clea !!!
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Congratulations. If the total cholesterol or LDL is slightly elevated don't be surprised. Cutting down carbs does result in that. But these are Pattern B particles (large & fluffy). If your HDL has gone up & TG is down (from last time) that is the sure shot sign that the LDL is large & fluffy & not the small dense (dangerous) kind.

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WTG! Nice when the hard work pays off.

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Well done ! 5.6% HbA1c is a nice rounding down from your 6% last time!

Personally, I am less than convinced that the lipid profile means a lot - still when you see the doctor don't let him bully you into a statin. If ever the cure was worse than the condition - here's an excellent example!

Again, well done. John

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Whoopee, Clea! As others have said, just go on your way and stay off the statins...hear the voice of experience speaking here. You can always reconsider in 6 months of so if you decide.

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Wonderful news on your A1C - huzzah! Well-done, well-deserved!

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Results just in...

Good news:
Finally crossed over the threshold and have come in with an Hba1C of 37mmol/mol - according to my online calculator that translates to 5.55% in old money - hurrah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very excited about it.

Bad news:
Cholesterol has taken a hefty jump in the wrong direction and I have to go in and have a follow up with the Doctor - the naughty step beckons I guess. Have told the Db Nurse I absolutely refuse statins at any price but apparently doctor was making it must be diet related noises so looking forward to that conversation - not!

I managed to get 3 months more low dose thyroxine though - so if I regain decent energy levels, with summer rest time too, may get back to the excessive levels of exercise I was managing last year?!
Ask for a VAT test to determine LDL particle size. If it comes back "large,fluffy" then higher LDL numbers can be ignored.

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Great Job Clea~!!!!!! So happy for you~

I'm a bit nervous about my next blood draw because I quit my statins without telling the doctors, so I'm fully expecting my cholesterol to be higher than last time...I just worry more about those darned trigs flying too high. I think I have two more weeks before my draw is due. Egads! That's closer than I thought! And I have two grad parties this coming weekend, plus a get together at Spaghetti Warehouse (terrible place for a diabetic!!! I guess I'll have to stick to an antipasta salad!), and then the following weekend I have my great-nephew's baptism and party...all these parties means lots of cake. I'm going to have to make my own and bring it with me. No other way!

But keep up the great work Clea. Don't let any doctors or health professionals bully you into doing something you are against.

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