I recently had lab work done (12 h fast) and here are my numbers:
A1c: 7.1% (ouch)
CHOLESTEROL, TOTAL 179 H 125-170 mg/dL
HDL CHOLESTEROL 45 36-76 mg/dL
TRIGLYCERIDES 88 40-136 mg/dL
LDL-CHOLESTEROL 116 H <110 mg/dL (calc)
my doctor recommended low fat diet, see nutritionist, etc… no comment on A1c.
I replied that I do not subscribe to an ADA/AHA recommendation of low fat. I cannot do low fat and lower carb at the same time. I have been thinking about low carb (modification of Atkins diet) for awhile now, so I though why not go for it? My doctor did not like this idea.
I’ve read Dr. Bernstein’s book, my parents were on Atkins for a while (with great results), and I believe in the benefits of a low carb lifestyle.
Does anyone have suggestions? Has anyone gone through this with a endocrinologist?