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Prediabetes [emoji848]feeling confused

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Steph001, Jul 24, 2019.

  1. Steph001

    Steph001 · Active Member

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    I had a call from my doctor who said my liver test was quite high at 1.33 (I’m not sure out of what or what test) and asked me about my drinking. (I do sometimes over indulge but I only drink a few times a week). She also said that my 3 month blood sugar result (I think there is a special name for this) was 6.1 just under 6.2 when you would be referred to the Diabetic Prevention Programme. I'm concerned that with eating low carb and high fat that the fat may make my liver function worse? I've just joined the Low Carb Programme and I told my doctor but she had not heard of it. Worried! Is it ok to continue to be LCHF? Is there further reading anyone an recommend. Thank you!
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. I'm sorry your blood test results have caused some concern. You could ask your GP surgery for a printout of your blood tests, which will list your actual liver test and the reference range the lab used to diagnose your elevated result.
    A common liver function blood test I've had is for Bilirubin. Normal levels are up to 1.2 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) of blood. I had one elevated result at 1.3, where the GP asked me about my alcohol consumption also, then retested and found it was normal 3 months later and ever since. Bilirubin levels may increase with stress, strain, dehydration, fasting, infection or exposure to cold (not that the cold issue would be a concern at the moment if you're in the UK).
    I hope you get to the bottom of your result, whatever it was. It's worth having another chat to your GP if you're still concerned.
     
  4. JoKalsbeek

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

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    Most T2's have Metabolic Syndrome. That's a combination of T2, high bloodpressure, high cholesterol and Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. That last one is why I went to the doc in the first place, and my liver was so far gone they thought it was one big cancerous mass. Turned out it was an "abnormal stacking of fat", after a few very anxious weeks and loads of tests/scans. Still not good, but at least it wasn't going to kill me in a matter of weeks. All the doctors and specialists I spoke to wanted to give me a stern talking to about my alcoholism. I don't drink. They didn't believe me. When i got the diabetes diagnosis the questions about my "heavy drinking" tapered off some, as it explained a lot.

    On low carb/high fat and later keto, my liver function's returned to normal, and the only evidence of NAFLD would be if they did an ultrasound, because there's no other way to tell it was ever there, and there's very little left now. Because of the diet you think may be tripping you up. ;)

    So keep at it, don't give up. It will get better. (Just maybe drink a little less? Every little bit helps. ;))
     
  5. There is no Spoon

    There is no Spoon I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think you have the wrong end of the stick there Steph it should make it better.

    The basic idea is LCHF will not tax the liver so much. :bookworm:

    Some things that should help.
    • Cut down on sugar will help your Liver.
    • Eat raw vegetables (not to much) will help your Liver.
    • Magnesium (raw veg, body spray, epsom salts or supplements) will help your Liver.
    • Red wine is beneficial to a healthy liver. *
    *(Studies show that 1 glass of red wine a day is more beneficial to a healthy Liver than a glass of white wine, or a glass of water. )

    I think we have all been there trying to read the whole internet in one go, and just coming away more
    confused than when we started, information overload can be a problem. Here is a link that should help by
    Dr Michel Mosley ;)
    :bag:

     
  6. Steph001

    Steph001 · Active Member

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    Thanks so much. You are right. I will get a print out so I can understand it more.
     
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    Steph001 · Active Member

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    Thank you. Really interesting!
     
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    Steph001 · Active Member

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    Thanks, I enjoyed watching that and feel relieved I’m ok to enjoy fat!
     
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