Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Health Update

I stopped by the lab this morning to give a blood sample for my quarterly diabetes check-up scheduled for next week. The results are in already.

The good news is that nearly all of my figures are in the normal range, as before. My HDL "good" cholesterol continues to be a little low (37 mg/dl; >40 considered normal), although the LDL "bad" cholesterol is a nice low 77 (<130 desireable) and the total level is 128 (<200 desireable) and the Cholesterol:HDL ratio is 3.5 (<5.0 desireable).

The bad news is that while my A1C level, which measures long-term diabetic control, is still within the "normal" range of 4.8 - 6.0%, it is up to 5.8%, which is up from 5.2% a quarter ago, and the highest A1C I've had since I was first diagnosed.

That's a warning sign. I need to get back to walking more often and watch how much I eat more carefully.
Tags: diabetes
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