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3 Month Test Results- should I do as Dr ordered?


Thursday, November 03, 2011

Yesterday I blogged about my 6.7 A1C results. Pretty darn good since my last one (and 1st one) in Aug was 12.3.

Today I got the rest of the results. Well, my triglycerides went from 2280 to 118 (0-149 mg/dL is optimal); HDL from 20 to 44, LDL was not even measurable in Aug and is now 118 (0-99 mg/dL being optimal) and overall cholesterol is 216. Not too shabby!

I am cutting back on the diabetes medication and cut out the triglyceride meds (per dr's orders). BUT, he wants me to start with statin medication for my cholesterol. I do not want to go down that path. I discussed this with the nurse today who advised me of my dr's revamped meds. She will pass this info onto my Dr.

Am I wrong not to do EVERYTHING the Dr tells me to? I have made a HUGE lifestyle change in the last 3 months and I believe my test results show that. I want to give it a chance. If in 3-6 months I am unable to get full control on all the "numbers" then I will admit I cannot do it alone.
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REDNECK-COWGIRL 11/4/2011 8:48PM

    Your numbers are much better and you should be proud of yourself. If you have corrected your diet and your cholesterol numbers are still that high your body might need a little help.It could be a genetic problem and sometimes the only way is to take the statins. I am a nurse in cardiology. I would have a talk with your md about you taking statins and maybe come to a joint decision about what is best for you.

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SEATTLE58 11/4/2011 11:05AM

    I agree with catlady. Your numbers do sound so good. Let your Dr. know and let him know that you feel so good about your numbers that you want to keep doing what you're doing without Statin. emoticon

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CATLADY52 11/3/2011 6:30PM

    Tell your Dr. just that and see what he says. It can't hurt.
Your numbers sound great!

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