Diabetes = I Kill You!

Newest blood work is back from the lab,  I’m not unhappy with the results.

A1C – which is the average of the last few months of blood glucose control came in at 6.1 which is really very good.  From WebMD:  “For people without diabetes, the normal range for the hemoglobin A1c test is between 4% and 5.6%. Hemoglobin A1c levels between 5.7% and 6.4% indicate increased risk of diabetes, and levels of 6.5% or higher indicate diabetes.”  I’m hoping my next test will have me below 6.0.

Cholesterol –  The Dr. said my Triglycerides are a bit high but what he wants to work most on is the LDL.  My count was about 150.  From WebMD:

LDL Cholesterol LDL-Cholesterol Category
Less than 100 Optimal
100 – 129 Near optimal/above optimal
130 – 159 Borderline high
160 – 189 High
190 and above Very high


So, he added a medication to help with the cholesterol and one to help a bit with hypertension because at the last visit my blood pressure was a bit high and he said the medication for the bp also helps kidney function which can be a problem for diabetics, so it’s a win win if I don’t have any side effects.

I’m going back for more lab work in a few weeks so he can check my liver function, one of the new pills can have a bad effect on the liver in some cases.  😦

3 thoughts on “Diabetes = I Kill You!

  1. You had mentioned health problems before but I had no idea it was diabetes. So sorry to hear it. My husband is borderline but under control. I hope your condition continues to improve!

    1. Thank you Eda, Honestly since moving to Japan I haven’t felt this good in years. The healthier food and amount of walking is doing wonders for me. =)

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