Just had my first 6 month followup - results fabulous in my mind A1c down to 5.5 from a 6.7
Cholesterol was 185 now 169
Triglycerides was 293 now 67
HDL was 32 now 43
Calc. LDL was 95 now 113
Blood pressure 110/70
lost 39 lbs in 6 months. All this by following a 30g/day low carb diet for the last 6 months - diet and exercise only. - I definately think this diet is the way to go for diabetics.
However, my doctor wants me to start taking a cholesterol pill and high blood pressure pills. He states all diabetics need to take these even if your blood pressure & cholesterol are not high - which in my case I don’t believe they are. He says it helps prevent heart disease and kidney problems in the future. My LDL is a bit high but from the research I have done a low carb diet will bring your triglyceride levels below a 100 (which is what happened with me) and gives a inaccurate LDL reading. I’m not one who likes to take unnecessary medications. Are these pills preventative and good in the long run??