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Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by mortigger1968, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. mortigger1968

    mortigger1968 Type 2 · Regular

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    Hi i want to try get of drugs,and been told lowering carbs is best.
    Dont know were to start orvwhat to do,also dr wants me on statins but whats strange is my total cholesterol is 4, but my triglycerides are 2.6 and my hdl is 0.80. Im confused by all this any ideas. How can get triglycerides down and hdl up please
  2. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Legend

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    I found that low(er) carbing helped me to lower my trigs (1.3 TO 0.69)and raise my HDL(1.0 TO 1.4)
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  3. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Veteran

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    Low carbing works. Try eating more omega 3 rich foods (oily fish such as salmon, mackeral or sardines for instance), olive or flax oils, eggs are a good source of good cholesterol which helps get rid of the bad and improves the ratios. If you drink alcohol cut down and perhaps change to red wine (not too much though) which will also help with triglycerides.

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  4. modesty007

    modesty007 Other · Regular

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    If you can stay away from pasta and bread or make low carb versions, also add coconut oil and nutter to your diet, unfortunately there's a scare for saturated fat but this will actually increase you HDL (good blood lipids) also TGs are more important than LDL and total cholesterol is a meaningless measure.
  5. Solestar

    Solestar Type 1 · Regular

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    Hi Mortigger

    Low carb is probably the best thing you can do to manage your condition and there are some excellent resources on the internet. This is a link to Jenny Ruhl's Blood Sugar 101 website and is a brilliant place to start, particularly for type 2 diabetics. http://www.bloodsugar101.com/ She has also written a book by the same name where she pulls all her resources off the net and puts them in an easy to follow guide for lowering your glucose levels.

    Dr Bernstein has also written an excellent book called the Diabetes Solution. Both are diabetics themselves, Jenny type 2 and Dr B a type 1 for many, many years.

    I hope this helps.

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