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A Bitter Sweet Visit With My Doctor

26 Nov

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Following a routine HBA1c and cholesterol test recently, I was called back to my doctor to discuss a rise in my cholesterol. My HDL had increased from 0.9 to 1.4 and my LDL had also risen. My doctor, who two years ago said that my decision to start a low carb diet was stupid and unsustainable, explained to me that I was no longer considered diabetic but I now need to take a statin. No acknowledgement of my success at reversing diabetes, now his focus was cholesterol. I responded to his ‘concern’ by pointing out that my total cholesterol of 6.0 would have been considered as normal before the guidelines were lowered to a threshold of 5.0 by a panel of ‘experts’ with links and interests to the statin industry (Statin Wars) and thus making millions more people eligible to be put on statins. I also pointed out that my…

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Posted by on November 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

3 responses to “A Bitter Sweet Visit With My Doctor

  1. Ancientfoods

    November 26, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    Rita,
    While what you wrote doesn’t surprise me,I do understand, with the doctors and the drug companies it’s hard to win. I do think that since I was put on a statin myself about 6 months ago that I will be wanting liver function tests regularly. It’s good news about your diabetes.
    Joanna

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    • ritaroberts

      November 27, 2019 at 8:45 am

      Hi Joanna, My son is the one who is no longer Diabetic and this is because he sticks strictly to a low carb diet. You may be interested in his blog “Low carb for life” While I am also diabetic it is under control “with tablets” Thank you for your comment much appreciated.

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  2. Ancientfoods

    November 27, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Thanks for letting me know. My husband is diabetic and also has his under control with pills. I wish I could get him to eat better though.
    Joanna

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