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I have a scheduled doctor's visit on Tuesday. I had to go for my tests before that, which I did today. Here are my test results.

I broke into (barely) the 5% club but honestly I was expecting a much lower HbA1C

The numbers in the bracket are what I got last month (at 2 months from DX)

1. HbA1c has dropped from 12.7(Dx) to 5.9 (6.8) :) but :confused:

2. Total Cholestrol dropped from 243(Dx) to 190 (195) :)

3. LDL dropped from 186(Dx) to 133 (123) :) but :confused:

4. HDL increased from 29(Dx) to 36 (34) :)

5. Triglicirides dropped from 232(Dx) to 121 (197) :D

6. Fasting today at the lab was 93 :D

7. Ketones detected (+) in urine

8. The Urine Routine has not detected protein this time but waiting for MAU report :)

9. The MAU report is awaited. Will update the thread later tonight

10. Lost 40 Lbs so far. 45 more to go ! :D


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1. LDL has dropped over a 3 month period but it has actually has gone up in the last one month.My LDL was 123 at a random test one month back (It's gone up by 10 points). I was expecting it to drop further.

2. Ketones in Urine. Is this normal because of the ketogenic diet ? should I be worried ?

3. How the heck is my HbA1C 5.9 ? That is a mean blood sugar level of 122. I've hardly had a reading over 120 for a long time. I have been averaging 103 for the last three months and I test 5-6 times a day. There is no way in the world my average BG can be 122 over the last 3 months. (can the 4th month make an impact ?)





I was expecting a HbA1c of 5.3, I would have been happy at 5.5, not this. Will try my luck again next time


Tony


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CONGRATS Tony!!

Just 2 months you have TURN IT AROUND!!! WELL DONE MATE!!! I need to catch up!!! lol..

PS: on a side note, hows everything going with you mum fasting sugars?
 

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CONGRATS Tony!!

Just 2 months you have TURN IT AROUND!!! WELL DONE MATE!!! I need to catch up!!! lol..
(Correction : 3months)
Thanks JT. I wanted to do better on the LDL and HbA1c. But my body thought - lets leave it for next time



PS: on a side note, hows everything going with you mum fasting sugars?

Mum's fasting is still high. Today morning we saw a 199. (we had increased her basal last night) but I couldnt get her to go for that walk. I will today.

She's just not ready to eat the peanut butter at night time too. I'll try to force her to eat an egg tonight before she sleeps. Parents are difficult sometimes. But I understand that I am trying to tell her that all she has learnt for 25 years is distorted. There's no easy way to communicate that ...
 

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Thanks JT. I wanted to do better on the LDL and HbA1c. But my body thought lets leave it for next time

Mum's fasting is still high. Today morning we saw a 199. (we had increased her basal last night) but I couldnt get her to go for that walk. I will today.

She's just not ready to eat the peanut butter at night time too. I'll try to force her to eat an egg tonight before she sleeps. Parents are difficult sometimes. But I'm understand that I am trying to tell her that all she has learnt for 25 years is distorted. There's no easy way to communicate that ...
I believe that you can do it!! you are very focus from your previous postings..

Yes, parents can be hard to ask them to do the things we want them to do.. it's isn't easy at times, we understands.. Just more time of talking and patience.. Sometimes see what they really like and promise to do it to pursue them.. It takes alot of patience but end of day, its worth it.

You have the POWER in your hands!



PS: Time to Edit your Signature :p
 

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1. HbA1c has dropped from 12.7(Dx) to 5.9 (6.8) :)
OMG!! :eek:

That's wonderful! That's a GIGANTIC drop! I hope you are really proud of you as you obviously worked very hard to have such good results in all your tests. Congrats! :cheer2:
 

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That's fantastic, Tony! You did a good thing, just had your goal a bit too high, but you've found what you can do when you are focused.

No one has answered your question about ketones I see, so I will do that...they are to be expected when you low carb and it's a good thing. I find I'm not nearly so hungry when I'm in a ketonic state, so keep it up.

I'm so proud of you!
 

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8. The Urine Routine has not detected protein this time but waiting for MAU report :)

9. The MAU report is awaited. Will update the thread later tonight

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Guys, I'm so relieved. I just got my MAU report

MICRO-ALBUMIN = 17 (should be < 20)
CREATININE, URINE = 68
RATIO = 25 (should be < 30)

So it means that there's no protein in the urine, which if you guys remember was the major panic point for me a month back. The ratio has dropped from 96 to 35 to 25. I am mighty pleased with this. :D :D

Now the new issue for me is the LDL increase. Whats with that ? What do i do for this ? Less saturated fat probably ?

Do I need to worry about the ketones in my urine ?

Lets see how my doctor responds on Tuesday

Overall I am very pleased with my performance in this exam, hoping to see more improvements in 3 months again

Tony
 

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That's fantastic, Tony! You did a good thing, just had your goal a bit too high, but you've found what you can do when you are focused.

No one has answered your question about ketones I see, so I will do that...they are to be expected when you low carb and it's a good thing. I find I'm not nearly so hungry when I'm in a ketonic state, so keep it up.

I'm so proud of you!
Thanks Patdart for your wishes and clarifying the question about the ketones
 

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Tony, to take your A1c down from 12.7 and make it into the 5% club in 3 months is fantastic. Congratulations.
 

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Toneeeeee! These are stellar numbers! Give yourself a break - your body needs time to adjust. When your triglycerides drop, your LDL particle size can be converting from the small dense dangerous size to the large fluffy protective size. The decrease in triglycerides is the significant number & you just need to stay the course. Your way-of-eating is doing what it is supposed to do, and an excellent job of it! Don't worry about the LDL.
 

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SO many people in this forum would been keen to have those Results!! It is PURELY HARD WORK and Determination!!

Once again CONGRATS BRO!!!
 

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When I think about it, I really think its because of you all. I know I had to do the work but without you guys I would not have reached here. I would be struggling

I was diagnosed three months back. I was **** scared. Here's the thread at my diagnosis. I was so scared, so lost.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/introduce-yourself/6202-newly-diagnosed-very-scared.html

You guys welcomed me with open arms and taught me so much

I still have quite a lot of work to do, but you guys have put me on the right track.


Thanks a lot guys ! I truly mean it. I love you all
 
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Wow Tony....just WOW! You have done such an excellent job and I, for one, remember vividly your initial posts and your fears. Be very proud of those numbers, my friend! I agree with Shanny's interpretation of your higher LDL levels. Remember that our bodies are adjusting so much to our new way of living. A while ago, I posted about people whose weight loss had stalled and I theorised that some stalls were likely related to the bodies' need to adjust after a period of rapid weight loss. This fits right in line with what Shanny said in regard to LDL levels.

Do yourself a favour and take a moment to savour those wonderful numbers! You deserve it!
 

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Tony that's a great result in such a short time well done :)

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When I think about it, I really think its because of you all. I know I had to do the work but without you guys I would not have reached here. I would be struggling

I was diagnosed three months back. I was **** scared. Here's the thread at my diagnosis. I was so scared, so lost.

http://www.diabetesforum.com/introduce-yourself/6202-newly-diagnosed-very-scared.html

You guys welcomed me with open arms and taught me so much

I still have quite a lot of work to do, but you guys have put me on the right track.


Thanks a lot guys ! I truly mean it. I love you all
Tarun,

As the others have already said, don't worry about the LDL - that will take care of itself. The two values that matter are HDL - as high as possible and Triglycerides - as low as possible. As I think I mentioned, it took me 15 months to get my numbers where I want them. Stick with the diet and you'll get there too!

Again - very well done! :cheer2::cheer2::second:
 

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I have a scheduled doctor's visit on Tuesday. I had to go for my tests before that, which I did today. Here are my test results.

I broke into (barely) the 5% club but honestly I was expecting a much lower HbA1C

The numbers in the bracket are what I got last month (at 2 months from DX)

1. HbA1c has dropped from 12.7(Dx) to 5.9 (6.8) :) but :confused:

2. Total Cholestrol dropped from 243(Dx) to 190 (195) :)

3. LDL dropped from 186(Dx) to 133 (123) :) but :confused:

4. HDL increased from 29(Dx) to 36 (34) :)

5. Triglicirides dropped from 232(Dx) to 121 (197) :D

6. Fasting today at the lab was 93 :D

7. Ketones detected (+) in urine

8. The Urine Routine has not detected protein this time but waiting for MAU report :)

9. The MAU report is awaited. Will update the thread later tonight

10. Lost 40 Lbs so far. 45 more to go ! :D


Observations / Concerns/ Your comments requested


1. LDL has dropped over a 3 month period but it has actually has gone up in the last one month.My LDL was 123 at a random test one month back (It's gone up by 10 points). I was expecting it to drop further.

2. Ketones in Urine. Is this normal because of the ketogenic diet ? should I be worried ?

3. How the heck is my HbA1C 5.9 ? That is a mean blood sugar level of 122. I've hardly had a reading over 120 for a long time. I have been averaging 103 for the last three months and I test 5-6 times a day. There is no way in the world my average BG can be 122 over the last 3 months. (can the 4th month make an impact ?)





I was expecting a HbA1c of 5.3, I would have been happy at 5.5, not this. Will try my luck again next time


Tony


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This is great Tony! I am so happy for you. I am hard on myself also. It is the OCD in me. I want a 5.0! We will get there with the support of everyone on here/ Love this place!
 

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Thanks again everyone.

I am more confident, more stable and more determined than I was three months back. I have a strong feeling that I can manage this and live a full life without much hassles.

I am determined to keep my BG control very tight and bring my HbA1c to 5 or even under. I have also reconfigured my targets on my andriod application (Ontrack) that I use to track my BGs. I have set my max limit to 110 for post meal number. So far over the last 10 days I have not got any number above 110, with most of the after meal numbers in the 90s of very close to 100. I'd ideally like to keep my fastings under 90 which I am trying to achieve

Lets see what my doctor has to say on Tuesday
 
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