« Last post by Alan on Today at 03:20:32 AM »
I know from previous visits that my clinic is not terribly happy with my cholesterol and we have already tentatively discussed statins.
October March A1c 9.3 8.1 Total Chol. 6.50 6.14 HDL 1.36 1.91 LDL 3.57 3.70 Trigs 3.41 1.15 Total/HDL 4.78 (good - under 5.0) 3.21 (ideal - under 3.5) HDL/LDL 0.381 (good - over 0.3) 0.516 (ideal - over 0.4) Trigs/HDL 2.507 (high risk - over 1.74) 0.602 (ideal - under 0.87)
I reckon your lipids are marvellous. HDL is well above the minimum recommended (1.3) and your trigs/HDL has improved from 2.5 to 0.6 (rec <1.3, see Ratio of triglycerides to HDL cholesterol is an indicator of LDL particle size in patients with type 2 diabetes and normal HDL cholesterol levels). That means your LDL, which is marginally higher than they like but fine IMO is mainly healthy useful particles rather than nasty dense particles. I note their preferred ratio is <0.87, you easily meet that. Also note you are better than all of their "good" ratios.
Please resist presure to go on a statin.
Please tell us how you made such a dramatic imporvement in HDL and trigs?