Jan,I'm 66 and type 2 diabetic. Just had a round of lab tests. My total cholesterol has gone up to 262, HDL was 36, LDL was 74. I know I'm going to have the statin battle with my doctor at Kaiser yet again.
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Cinnamon tea (2 sticks in a cup of water) heat to boiling, cut the heat off and let sit for 15 minutes. Drink 1/2 twice a day. Long FAST walks, garlic, olive oil, be careful with too many carbs. You will be fine.My triglycerides are no where near 700!! I was surprised that my LDL was 74, the lowest it's ever been. I'm well aware that my blood sugar control is not as good as it used to be.
This is the formula for calculating lipid components;My triglycerides are no where near 700!! I was surprised that my LDL was 74, the lowest it's ever been. I'm well aware that my blood sugar control is not as good as it used to be.
Is there any other lipid readings such as VLDL or ILDL on the lab test because they will influence the interpretation. If your LDL has gone down from last time as you say, it could be that more LDL is being converted to VLDL which carries Triglycerides around the body.Well, the Kaiser lab read my triglyceride level at 447, which is obviously way too high, but no where near 700!
Some labs wont use the formula when there is a high level (over 400 of trigs) and a very low LDL. Looks like your lab is one of them.No, Kaiser never has tested me for VLDL or ILDL. Their lipid panel consists of Total Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides.