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.