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Re: your last HbA1c ?

Post  Nick on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:30 pm

Well done Beanie...remember to have a life! (whatever one of those is)

Don't forget you may never ever get your figures to what the NICE 'requirements' are - just get them to what you can and take care I think is as good advice as any.

Statins ..... mmm I agree I hate them and won't take them. Try Ezetimibe. Not statin but will reduce your LDL levels. Take whenever you like during the day as they have a long half life and rarely do people have side effects. I have been on them for years now. Try Benecol yoghurts and spread and drinks....they really help to drop it too.

Smile

Plus thanks for staying on here - I sometimes think we are the only ones still alive

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Post  beaniequeenie on Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:38 pm

Thanks Nick.

I'm going to try it alone first, I have brought my cholesterol levels down on my own before, so I'm determined to do it again. I wouldn't have thought that an overal number of 5 would be enough concern for them to want to put me on meds?! Fine tell me off, but there are people out there with numbers much worse than that!

I brought the benecol drinks and spread. Not sure 'how' they work, but I have seen the adverts on the TV and as you say they work there can be no harm in trying. Porridge for breakfast for me from now on, better find a way to keep that exciting! Ha ha.

My aim for 2012 (ok I know it's march already, but I didn't make a new year resolution) is to get my HbA1c down to <8.4. I dunno how hard that is gonna be but it doesn't sound too impossible. (She says Shocked )...
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Re: your last HbA1c ?

Post  Nick on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:18 pm

Go for it Beanie.

They want LDL levels below 3 !!!

Cynic would say that's a deal with the pharamceutical companies!!!


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Post  beaniequeenie on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:22 pm

He he. My thoughts exactly Nick! lol!
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