My mom posted on LCHF America’s Facebook page today. I knew she was going in for her biometric screening, but I didn’t know the results before I saw her post. It put a big smile on my face to read it. She’s been a diabetic for years, and LCHF has really been helping with her daily glucose readings. Her post really speaks for itself; with her permission, I’m reposting here. Please feel free to pop on over to our Facebook page to her original post to comment!
I’m a 50-something, overweight, diabetic woman. While I don’t follow the LCHF regimen as tightly as my daughter does, I adhere to it pretty strongly. I had my labs done today, and I’m happy to share the results. Note that my LCHF or NSNG odyssey began in early June, 2013.
Total cholesterol desirable < 200 – mine 161
LDL cholesterol ideal < 100 – mine 71
HDL cholesterol best > 60 – mine 63
Triglicerides desirable < 150 – mine 136
And the best news for me…as a diabetic (from http://www.diabetesforecast.org/2013/feb/meet-your-a1c.html )
“An A1C of below 5.7 percent is considered normal, while A1C levels of 6.5 percent and above call for a diagnosis of diabetes.”
My HbA1c today was 5.7!
While I will always be a diabetic, the amount of medicine I take now has to be lowered. I’ve had some weight loss (quite needed), but it is not the focus of my way of eating. NSNG or LCHF is just a sensible (and delicious) diet for this woman.