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foxl 10-05-2010 16:46

YAAAY, me!
 
A1c was 5.8 yesterday ... and I talked my endo into doing a C-reactive protein on me! He also did a metabolic panel, and B12, and Vit D ...

Rad Warrier 10-05-2010 16:56

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Originally Posted by foxl (Post 20493)
A1c was 5.8 yesterday ... and I talked my endo into doing a C-reactive protein on me! He also did a metabolic panel, and B12, and Vit D ...

Congratulations Linda for the good A1c. Hope you come out a winner in all the tests your doctor prescribed.

By the way, does a "metabolic panel" mean a "lipid panel" in which they test triglycerides, cholesterol etc.? Or is it something else altogether?

Regards,
Rad

espresso 10-05-2010 16:58

Yes.....Yaaaah, you! Anxious to hear the results!

foxl 10-05-2010 17:02

Nope metabolic panel is for renal and hepatic function -- considering I am on a statin, that's a biggie.

And yes, I got lipids too ... hopefully better than LAST TIME! :eek:

I requested full results (my internist just sends a postcard :mad:) -- will share when I get em!

espresso 10-05-2010 17:14

I'm on a statin also and want to request additional testing when I go in again next month. Linda, you are so good at this....do you have a list? I'm pretty sure I would like the D and B12 levels done, as well as the usual lipid panel, but what else?

Rad Warrier 10-05-2010 17:15

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Originally Posted by foxl (Post 20496)
Nope metabolic panel is for renal and hepatic function -- considering I am on a statin, that's a biggie.

Does statin affect the functions of the kidneys and the liver?

Are you on statins because of cholesterol? Isn't your low carb diet effective in bringing down the cholesterol without the help of statins? Was the low carb diet effective in at least bringing down triglycerides?

Regards,
Rad

foxl 10-05-2010 17:20

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Originally Posted by Rad Warrier (Post 20501)
Does statin affect the functions of the kidneys and the liver?

Are you on statins because of cholesterol? Isn't your low carb diet effective in bringing down the cholesterol without the help of statins? Was the low carb diet effective in at least bringing down triglycerides?

Regards,
Rad

Yes, I am on the max dose of simvastatin (prescribed by my EX-endo), due to a long history of high LDL and low HDL, after about 4 mos of low-carbing. SIGH. I want to lower that ... hoping that the diet is working in my favor.

My Tgs were never measured high, however. One reason I requested antibody testing.

And yes, people on statins should have liver enzymes tested, AT LEAST annually.

Shanny 10-05-2010 19:07

Way to go, Linda! And good wishes on all these other tests too . . . keep us posted!




Strawberry 10-05-2010 23:20

Your A1C is very impressive! Congratulations. It appears that your hard work is really paying off. Best wishes on the rest of the tests that you had done.

ThoseBackPages 10-05-2010 23:35

NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!


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