For those of you who have been helping me get along on this T1D journey (11 years and counting!) I just wanted to share some quick good news. I got my labs back and my cholesterol has dropped from 200 to 137 (LDL) in 6 months with NO meds. Thank goodness! I've been fighting my docs about going on Lipitor for 5 years and I FINALLY brought it down on my own! We're still working on it, but we're getting there. I'd like to see it around 100 (though I know diabetics should be closer to 70) High cholesterol runs in my family and I don't want to have unrealistic expectations.
My sodium level is great, 137
my kidneys are perfect (MicroAlbumin Less Than 0.6 / Urine Creatinine 137.0 / Protein 6.8
Triglycerides are 39 (which is good I think?),
I had a question tho, my Bilirubin is marked as Less Than 0.1. It's marked as "Low". What does this reading indicate?
Anyway- I'm still working on things, but it's good to see that my body is functioning properly again. Now just to focus on that A1c! Been plateauing at 8.5 % But my past 30 days average has been about 150, so hopefully my A1c is coming down now that I have more tools to judge it by. (Thank you Dexcom!)
Thank you guys. I really couldn't have done this without you all. You guys are wonderful friends and great motivators.