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LCHF and high cholesterol

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by mouseee, Apr 21, 2022.

  1. mouseee

    mouseee · Well-Known Member

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    Well..... back again with unsurprising news with hba1c.

    This time was 73. Went from 101, to 48, 36,47 but that was probably a year ago. So a very good start.
    Now, however, the nurse has told me that my cholesterol is high. 6.1 and she is sending me the other numbers but basically wants me to start on statins.

    So the question for the today is... how do I eat LCHF at the same time as eating to lower cholesterol. All advice on a quick search says low fat. So I am confused!

    I know this has been discussed many times but wanted any help or advice you lot have for me!

    So far, in the last 2 weeks have lost half a stone, dropped carbs again and my average bg seems to have dropped a couple of points already. (This is super approximate but it is going the right way!)
    I have 3 months to get the weight off (1.5 - 2 stone) and to get my hba1c down or we need to think about medication changes.

    Any useful info welcome!!
  2. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    For me, my total cholesterol went right down with my BG, and all lipids improved. I lowered carbs and upped the fats.
    So I don't know what caused my higher cholesterol, but it definitely wasn't fats in my diet.
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