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Cholesterol Down, A1C Up - What Now?

Friday, November 30, 2012

I got the results of my blood test. Cholesterol is down, and except for the triglycerides, everything is in range. Even the triglycerides are only a few points above normal; a year and a half ago, they were way up. So I was happy when I got the results. Eating healthier seems to be paying off.
However, my A1c is up to 7.7. A year and a half ago, it was 7.2. I'm not really surprised, because my sugars were out of control for a while, but I am surprised that the lipids are down and the sugars up. Is that normal? What do I tell my doctor? Should I just keep trying with exercise and diet - my sugars have been lower since I've started tracking - and wait another 2 months until the bad sugars are out of my system? Or should I go on another medication? Any advice?
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 12/9/2012 12:04PM

    I don't have an answer. I do want to congratulate you on your hard work.

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MPETERSON2311 12/5/2012 11:20AM

    uh oh, at least 7 is a good number. That is coming from my mom who is a diabetic nurse and from dealing with my hubby's diabetes. He had an A1C of 12 once- the doctor asked him how the hell he was still alive?! Maybe we shouldn't focus too much on the numbers on the right side of the decimal. A 7 is a 7. You are remaining consistent! That's something to celebrate.


I would wait on the different medication- switching it up might make the sugars go up or down more. Healthy eating and exercise seems to be working.

I wish I could give more advice about the cholesterol, but I am not that knowledgable on that subject other than fish oil is good to increase the good cholesterol.

Comment edited on: 12/5/2012 11:24:45 AM

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