Yes, I was at my Endo appointment in the summer and found that my LDL was 2.6. She said she would like to see it at 2.0 at my next appointment in Dec. UGH! I was also at my Cardiologist in the summer and he said that my heart was healthy but I also learned that my aorta was partially calcified. Double UGH! I have had Type 1 for a long time, give me a break. My previous Endo who retired said that my HDL was almost always over 2.10, so I should be fine that way. I'll have to mention that to her. See what she says.
I cannot exercise the way I used to before due to severe RA pain and Osteoarthritis but I do eat a healthy diet for the most part, lean meat, nuts, drink almond milk and 2% when needed, lots of water, keep my weight down, low to moderate carb, don't smoke and many of the other noted good lifestyle strategies. I do love cheese but Hubby doesn't prefer low fat cheese though. I'm trying!
Here are a couple sites for you to go along with Lanie's sites. As she says, happy reading. :D I hope that they help you out.
Happy Spring!! Lucky you!! :)www.diabetes.co.uk/Diabetes-and-cholesterol.html/www.diabetesaustralia.com.au/cholesterol
(made the links hot
Thank you Lanie. :)
Oh, I should add that the Cardiologist asked if I was taking a statin and I said, "No". Then he said that no matter what the test results were(back then) that he wanted me on a statin. My Endo and I had discussed this before and she said that she would be satisfied, if I even took 10mg. once a week which I finally agreed to. I may even take 2 10mg tablets a week since she said any amount would help and I have had no side effects from 1 tablet a week. I had been against them for years and figured I would start taking them if I needed them. Well, the calcification isn't too bad yet, so that was a sign for me to start. I wasn't aware that I didn't need to take them everyday.
The Cardiologist also asked if I was taking the 81 mg Aspirin. I said I was taking it for many years but then I heard the controversy about
it and stopped taking it not too long ago. He just shook his head and asked if I'd consider starting the Aspirin again. After some thought, I did.
Type 1 Diabetes - Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) - Asthma - Hypounawareness - secondary Raynauds - Osteoarthritis - Dry Eye - other stuff
Coversyl - Pantoloc(as irritation preventative) - Levemir - Indomethacin - long acting Morphine - short acting Morphine - Salbutamol - Prednisone - Humalog - Tears Naturelle II - Aspirin(81 mgs.) - Cod Liver Oil Caps - Vit D other OTC
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