By Sheryl Latest Reply 2009-07-24 13:18:52 -0500
Started 2009-07-23 17:08:57 -0500

I just realized there is no search option on this site and I'm sure the subject of cholesterol has been discussed.
I just want to share that I have been taking 20mg of liptor for a number of years and my overall cholesterol is always in the mid 180's.
Recently I added a non-flush niacin at bed time and my recent test has my overall cholesterol down to 157…wow ! All my numbers have improved but still need to figure out how to get the good cholesterol up more.
Does anyone know how to do that? Seems that just getting the overall cholesterol down doesn't adjust the other factors.
I've also kinda fell off the wagon so to speak with this diabetes stuff. We sold our house and bought another one and I just started eating regular stuff again, no time to sort out diabetic stuff. And I mean I have been bad…my A1c came it at 6.3, another shock.
Dr is pleased with all my numbers so I am pleased.

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Sheryl 2009-07-24 13:18:52 -0500 Report

Well I guess I better get up and move…lol…I am active for the most part but am very limited on the exercise due to a painful hip that has troubled me for a few years now. Been to therapy for it without success. I have in the past taken a muscle relaxer, Viocodine and Naperson to ease the pain but can't live on that stuff.
Always something isn't there.
I was hoping that there could be something in a diet that could boost that number.
Thanks for the replies…

SkipT 2009-07-23 18:04:19 -0500 Report

There is only one way to get the good cholsterol up and that is exercise. Moving around will improve the numbers.

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