roxanne wrote:Hopefully Susan, our MHTFR expert can give me her opinion on this.
roxanne wrote:I retested my A1C and Insulin and my results are quite distressing
A1C from 5.5 to 5.7, and this is with IF 16 to 17 hrs and low carb.
My insulin went up from 1 when I was doing higher carb, to 3 with low carb, and now 4. I did not get yet my
My cholesterol results are:
Total 270 -200
ldl-P 1186 -1000
ldl-c 129 0-99
hdl-c 132 >32
hdl-P 41 >30.5
small ldl-p <90 <527
ldl size 21.3 >20.5
She's so upset about the total cholesterol which in my opinion is also high, but I would think we need to look at the whole picture.
The good news here, is that after a few months in therapy my anxiety is greatly diminished and my sleep is much, much better. I still wake up after a couple sleep cycles but go back to sleep. Hopefully I will continue to improve.
It's important to note that the effectiveness of A1C tests may be limited in certain cases. For example:
If you experience heavy or chronic bleeding, your hemoglobin stores may be depleted. This may make your A1C test results falsely low.
If you have iron deficiency anemia, your A1C test results may be falsely high.
Most people have only one type of hemoglobin, called hemoglobin A. If you have an uncommon form of hemoglobin (known as a hemoglobin variant), your A1C test result may be falsely high or falsely low. Hemoglobin variants are most often found in blacks and people of Mediterranean or Southeast Asian heritage. Hemoglobin variants can be confirmed with lab tests. If you're diagnosed with a hemoglobin variant, your A1C tests may need to be done at a specialized lab for the most accurate results.
If you have another form of hemolytic anemia, or if you've had a recent blood transfusion, this test would not be useful, as results may be falsely low.
Also keep in mind that the normal range for A1C results may vary somewhat among labs. If you consult a new doctor or use a different lab, it's important to consider this possible variation when interpreting your A1C test results.
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