Wednesday, February 05, 2014
I've had the regular lipid profile done, but what I really wanted is the HBA1C for the average blood glucose and Homocysteine and C-Reactive Protein for the markers of inflammation. I had to ask the doctor to give me the prescriptions for all three because they are not in the standard physical exam package.
This will be my first ever A1C and I'm anxious to see the number. Over the last few months what I have learned about lower carbs convinced me that regulating your blood sugar is the foundation of health. This applies to everybody not just diabetics. The blood sugar will affect the onslaught of the big 4 (heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer) on one's health. Poor blood sugar management over a lifetime will put the home team at disadvantage.
Cholesterol numbers are overplayed and they are good for entertainment purpose. Half of the people who had heart attacks have normal numbers. Big pharma's make billions selling statin drugs. Don't fall for the scam.
These three numbers are the three legged stool to me and will provide the clue to anyone's true health.