Blood Work - March 22, 2019
I realize this is almost a year old but I just recently got these results from my doctor since I never received a call about the results being in or to set up my next appointment - so I called and requested they'd be sent to me.
The main two things I want to look at are blood glucose and lipid profile. I'll also evaluate my numbers based on Dr. Catherine Shanahan's recommendations. Dr. Cate is a highly respected nutrition expert who has been a physician most of her life.
Since the images may be difficult to see, I'll spell everything out.
A couple things to note:
My fasting blood glucose: 59 mg/dL
Normal range: 60-99 mg/dL
ADA guidelines on blood glucose: < 100 mg/dL = Normal, 100-25 = Impaired, > 125 = Diabetic
Even though my blood glucose is "low", I believe if I had only been fasting for about 12 hours, my blood sugar would have likely in the 60-65 range. It is good to know that, next time I experiment with fasting, if I go past 20 hours fasted then I will want to closely monitor my blood glucose so it does not get much lower than that.
My Results vs. Target:
Total Cholesterol = 173 mg/dL (< 200 = Target)
Triglyceride = 32 mg/dL (< 150 = Normal)
HDL = 72 mg/dL (> 60 = High)
LDL = 95 mg/dL (< 100 = Optimal)
non HDL = 101 mg/dL (30 above LDL goal = Target)
To me, this is nothing to worry about. My HDL shows as slightly high but from what I've heard from experts, people (especially my age) should not be too alarmed by numbers being slightly high.
Dr. Cate's Standards
Dr. Cate also states that if your fasting blood glucose is > 89, that may be a sign that you are pre-diabetic and, for her patients, she suggests to eat < 100g of carbohydrates per day (p. 214-215 Deep Nutrition).
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