Just gotta share the good news!!!
Background: I have a triple whammy for heart disease. First, my non-diabetic, thin father had his first heart attack before the age of 53 – it was discovered on the EKG when he had his second. He had cholesterol in the 300’s and that was before there were any anti-cholesterol drugs. I inherited his high cholesterol.
Second, I had a coronary artery spasm when I was 44 – it’s just like having a heart attack, but they did an angiogram, and my arteries were clear. WHEW!! But I will always be at risk of additional spasms, even though I take medication to prevent it.
Third, let’s hear it from you all – I have diabetes, for 20 years. And we all know that we are at higher risk than the general population!
So when I got my lab results back today I was elated! They were:
Triglycerides 168 (0-149) LOWEST I’ve ever had!
LDL Calc 85 (0 - 99)
Chol. Total 162 (100-199)
HDL 43 (>39)
VLDL 34 (5-40) NEVER had this in the normal range before!
I attribute that to eating lower carb – staying mostly at 60-75g a day, with occasional “feasts”, less than once a month. I am on a small amount of medication, but have been for years, and never had results as good as this. So it looks like my experiment succeeded!