I’m happy to read that you enjoy reading about my experience. I intend to share my journey with this serious new diagnosis. My great hope is that the lifestyle changes I’ve already made and the ones I will incorporate soon will be much more effective than the traditional medicine’s statins and an array of medical procedures. I don’t know if my current atherosclerosis may be reduced or stabilized using these methods but I will give it my best effort.
My blood sugar, with my reduction of daily carbs to < 30 grams per day has produced some great results. Here are Dexcom Clarity’s 14-day range trend and the 14-day AGP reports.
I’ve never had BG numbers this consistently good.
I’m also losing some weight. I’ve only lost about three pounds but I’ve tightened my belt several clicks. I think weight loss will be my most effective tool to reduce my blood pressure and hopefully get off of blood pressure meds. My body mass index (BMI), when I started this effort was at 24.9 and I hope to reduce it to 23 or better. (A BMI of < 25 is the standard target.)
This is, of course, a long work in progress. I hope my readers will not tire of me writing about the warp and weft of this campaign to defeat/delay the nasty outcomes of coronary artery disease.
Several days ago I added an iodine supplement to support my thyroid. I take my temperature each day upon wakening to monitor my thyroid’s ability to control my body temperature. I am hypothyroid taking Synthroid each day.
I continue to read, research and implement these lifestyle changes.