Monday was my first lab since February, testing for A1C, lipids, kidney function, thyroid, etc. It was a pretty good day overall, thanks to things I’ve learned from you guys. I’ll try to keep it somewhat brief:
A1C : 5.0, down from 5.4 in February. This is my best result in 10 years or better.
Total cholesterol:. 193, down from 264 (August 2018)
LDL:. 134, down from 167
HDL: 49, down from 80
Trigs: 59, down from 114
Weight:. 200, down from 205
Current diet is way different than previous cholesterol lab: 2800-3000 calories, 50% carb, 25 protein, 25% fat, as opposed to previous 50% fat, 25 prot, 25 carb. I suspect this change is the main cause of the better cholesterol numbers (my wife suspects magnesium supplementation, too). I don’t use statins.
I’d like to see that LDL number come down some more. Maybe to that end, I can add a bit more oatmeal (beyond the half cup a day currently) and actually add in a couple days running. I’m currently doing compound barbell lifts 2x per week, working back to 3x. Thoughts?
PS: my Relion premier compact meter pegged the lab test:. BG 1.5 hrs before lab: 86. BG 0.5 hrs after test: 84… Lab result:. 85!