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big thank you - cholesterol question

Discussion in 'Type 1.5/LADA Diabetes' started by Em16, Apr 20, 2020.

  1. Em16

    Em16 LADA · Active Member

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    Hi, I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has posted help for my question about cholesterol - you're all stars as far as I'm concerned for the time and care you've taken to help me and others.

    I've followed the links, read the articles/watched the videos you've sent over this weekend and let it all sink in a bit.

    I am feeling much more hopeful about ways forward, very much more informed about useful questions to ask at my consultant's appointment and very much encouraged to continue my HCLF diet, with maybe a few additional tweaks. I certainly won't be taking statins at this point and that's for sure!

    Em :):)
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I hope you don't mean a High Carb Low Fat diet!

    otherwise its all been in vain!
     
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  3. Em16

    Em16 LADA · Active Member

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    :) I definitely meant high fat low carb!!
     
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    kimlala · Well-Known Member

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    I was on low carb/high fat diet, and my cholesterol went through the roof. Originally, I had been following Dr. B's diet (cholesterol results were fine), but I went on to follow a keto diet. Dr. wanted to put me on stains asp, as cholesterol total was 385, not kidding. I refused, but for the next 6 months I cut out all cheeses (really hard as I love cheese) dairy, with exception of a little in coffee. I continued eating meat and chicken. I dropped Total cholesterol to 276. HDL's were a level of 116 (due to exercise, I always have good HDL's) LDL were 147, Triglycerides were 43, TC/HDL ratio was a 2.4, and LDL/HDL ratio was a 1.3. For me, I have to be careful with high levels of fat, and save cheese for holidays. Best of luck.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    The important ratio is Trigs/HDL and yours was stunning..
    If you are worried about heart problems get a CAC scan so you can see what is really going on rather than using cholesterol as a poor proxy.
     
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