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Cholesterol results -Appt today at2.20pm

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by VinnyJames, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. VinnyJames

    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    TC 4.5

    Trigs 1.6

    HDL 1.5

    LDL 2.3

    Ratio 3.0


    Does this warrant being put on a statin?

    She's a huge fan of statins. I'm not.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  3. VinnyJames

    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm struggling with that table tbh Clive...
     
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    Annieok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Total Cholesterol (TC) - this is the total amount of cholesterol in your blood. Ideally it should be 5 mmol/L or less
    Non HDL-Cholesterol this is your total cholesterol minus your HDL-cholesterol (good cholesterol) and is the sum all the "bad" cholesterols added together (including LDL cholesterol) - ideally it should be 4mmol/L or less
    LDL-Cholesterol (LDL-C) - this is the amount of LDL-cholesterol), ideally it should be 3 mmol/L or less
    HDL-Cholesterol (HDL-C) - the amount of good cholesterol, ideally it should be over 1mmol/L (men) and over 1.2mmol/L (women).
    TC:HDL ratio This is the TC figure divided by the HDL-C figure. A ratio above 6 is considered high risk - the lower this figure is the better.
    Triglyceride (TG) this represent your body's ability to clear fat from the blood after a meal. Ideally it should be less than 2mmol/L on a fasting sample)
    - See more at: http://heartuk.org.uk/health-and-hi...tests---know-your-number#sthash.rc0BvSpG.dpuf
     
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  6. VinnyJames

    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you both. Finally got my head round it.
    My personal figures are fine so I won't be going on a statin.

    I shouldn't have told her about the high fat part of my low carb lifestyle
     
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  7. Daibell

    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Yes, a big mistake. Fat scares the hell out of the medics. I just looked at the BBC Good Food website for Christmas recipes and DUK talk about removing all the fat from everything; it's just that we don't understand.
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The only ratio I would be at all concerned would be TC, but with a TC/HDL 0f 1.07 your LDL is probably the "Good" fluffy type :)
     
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  9. VinnyJames

    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I await my verdict at 2.20pm-ish
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hurry up!
    We're waiting!:p
     
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    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    She wants my TC to come down to 4 or less.

    She advises cutting out the soft cheese and having an apple instead.
     
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    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    LFT was 66 which is outside the 'normal' range but she said it was totally fine compared to what it was pre weight loss.
     
  13. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Keep at it you will be ok , nice an steady does it
     
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  14. alaska

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    Cholesterol results look good to my eyes. Strong HDL and your LDL and total cholesterol are close to the targets. HDL:Total ratio is good.

    What the doctors don't tell us is that low cholesterol is harmful and possibly more so than much higher cholesterol than you have.

    Cholesterol under 3 mmol/l is linked with increased risk of cancer and increased mortality.
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. A total of 4 for cholesterol is what the DN will have been told for diabetes (it's 5 for non-diabetics) 'cos we will all have poor bs control won't we therefore we will be at risk of cardio problems. I note that the DN ignored the ratios etc and just followed the NHS total of 4 mantra; not her fault but the NHS trainers and NICE. Yes, going to low with cholesterol is just as harmful as being too high. Apples are always good and so is soft cheese :)
     
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    freddy2 Type 2 · BANNED

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    Trigs 1.6 HDL 1.5, keep up the LCHF... I would like my trigs lower and my HDL higher if I could, have they moved from your last test?

    this video is very good about the blood tests
     
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  17. VinnyJames

    VinnyJames Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    They are slightly better results from last time.

    It's a good point about the TC.
    As I have the hba1c profile of a non diabetic I think they should be happy that I'm under 5.
     
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  18. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    In addition to @freddy2 's video, I'd suggest you have a watch through this one, @VinnyJames .



    It's another good watch and only 20 minutes long.
     
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