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Mixed results

Bloodwork came back from the lab today, and the numbers are all over the place. My A1C (glucosylted hemoglobin, a sort of rolling average of my blood sugar) is 7.1, which is okay but not great; total cholesterol is 195 (marginal but not bad) and my LDL (the "bad" cholesterol) is 131, which isn't good. Doctor wants me to start taking something to lower the LDL, but I think a more sensible option would be to eat more veggies and fruit in place of the carbs and fats that make up so much of my current diet. The doctor also isn't happy about my liver function, but she's going to hold off for another eight weeks and do another blood test then. We'll see how that works out.

The cellulitis in the left leg might as well not be there any more - can't even tell where it used to be when I look at it. Keflex continues until it runs out, of course.

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wombat_socho
Mar. 8th, 2007 02:41 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, changing dietary habits is always the hard part.

Indeed. I haven't had a lot of luck with that over the last decade or so, but I'd like to think I've gotten a little better. Aside from the additional expense and hassle of adding another prescription to the four I'm on now (not counting the Keflex, which is temporary) I don't want to just rely on the meds to do all the work. More broccoli, more carrots.
hyperblaster
Mar. 9th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC)
I agree with deathquaker. Go ahead and do Lipitor (or whatever your doctor's favorite happens to be)!! Broccoli and carrots sound healthy, but I always like to have the full benefit of modern medicine at my side :)
wombat_socho
Mar. 10th, 2007 12:24 am (UTC)
I'm all on board with modern medicine, especially because without it I would be dead dead dead. Still, while the fruits and veggies may be more expensive than the Lipitor (or whatever) after insurance is factored in, they'll have other benefits besides reducing my cholesterol, so I should do more of them anyway.
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