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Hack the Type 1 Diabetic wife's cholesterol numbers

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 13, 2012 at 3:54 PM

total: 209 triglycerides 49 HDL 82 ration 2.55 ldl 117

a1c 5.8

She has been eating uhhh kind of paleo with me.

Thoughts?

D8ac2615b6631ff22d67234adf7b6645

on March 13, 2012
at 04:47 PM

If your doctor is attempting treatment based on total cholesterol, it's time to get a new doc.

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on March 13, 2012
at 04:45 PM

lol just tryng to get information for when the dumb doctors say her cholesterol is 2 high

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 13, 2012
at 04:42 PM

The a1c number seems pretty good. Are you worried about something or just bragging? :)

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on March 13, 2012
at 04:42 PM

5.8 a1c this time

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on March 13, 2012
at 04:33 PM

she went from 90 triglicerides to 49 since the last time they checked

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on March 13, 2012
at 04:32 PM

i edited it to say 5.8 a1c

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on March 13, 2012
at 04:27 PM

That looks perfectly fine. Not that I put a lot of stock in the numbers, ala Dr. Kurt Harris. What was the HBa1c?

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

(8395)

on November 02, 2012
at 08:46 PM

Not only do her numbers already look good, but consider that her calculated LDL is done using the Freidenwald formula which becomes inaccurate if Trigs are under 100. Her's are considerably under 100, so the Iranian formula (look it up) is more accurate. I'm guessing her LDL will be near or under 100 if you use the correct formula, so if they want to treat her "high cholesterol" because LDL is over 100 they're full of ^%$#@.

Doctors think that statins are benign and "preventative" when there's no evidence of cardiovascular disease, but that is not true. Serious side effects are COMMON.

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D8ac2615b6631ff22d67234adf7b6645

on March 13, 2012
at 04:37 PM

Like Dave said, we're still not sure cholesterol means much, but if you do put stock in the numbers, those numbers actually look great to me. Low trigs, high HDL, and you'd need a VAP or NMR test to see whether the LDL pattern is A or B. I'm guessing if she's eating paleo, it's pattern A, especially with the low triglyceride number.

The hba1c is actually pretty good for a diabetic.

P.S. Long-time lurker, first-time poster. Hello everyone!

537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on March 13, 2012
at 04:42 PM

5.8 a1c this time

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537001f30670e73eb0ac45779af649a5

on November 02, 2012
at 03:43 PM

They wanted to retest, the wife told them t f off.

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4815ce60a36f08fb6878bb458c249034

on March 13, 2012
at 05:34 PM

If the dumb doctors say her cholesterol is too high, it should be based on her ldl. US NCEP guidelines for a type 1 diabetic, without other significant risk factors, is ldl less than 130. Type 2 diabetics are considered to be at equivalent risk as someone with known disease and their goals are for more aggressive lowering. As a type 1, even following the "guidelines", your wife's numbers are fine. Good luck with the dumb doctors.

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