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Just had a text from my GP........Cholesterol Gurus please advise!

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by CondorX, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Roller

    Roller Type 2 · BANNED

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    Won’t those sugar charts suffice for that?
     
  2. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Expert

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    Suffice for what? Instead of a meter? Well very very roughly maybe. But they don’t have all the foods nor are they personal to you. You need at a minimum to know which foods are high carb and which aren’t. Having a meter shows what your personal response is and we are not all the same. It’s also incredibly motivating. Seeing a high number helps determination to find alternatives. Seeing good numbers encouraging. It can be done without meters if you are dead set against it but I’d strongly recommend one even if only for a couple of months til you get your head around it all.

    Take a look at the graphics on dietdoctor.com and DitchTheCarbs.com both have visual charts and lots of free recipes and how to low carb and why explanations.
     
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  3. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Harsh but fair :cool:
     
  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I think the HDL may have been the cause for concern. The higher the better, and 0.79 is rather low. This is the so called good cholesterol. Mine is 2.6. The standard range (for women) is 1.2 to 3.5, and something similar for men. Eating less carbs can help with this as they are known to deplete HDL. If your nurse was genuinely concerned about your Trigs she needs to be sent on a training course.
     
  5. Roller

    Roller Type 2 · BANNED

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    Well here are the results:

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  6. Roller

    Roller Type 2 · BANNED

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    So try glide rides of 0.6 is perfect then?
     
  7. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Your Trig/HDL ratio from those numbers is 0.6/.87= 0.689 which is excellent.

    Should lead to a very low risk of heart problems.
     
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