View Full Version : Yikes, got my blood lab results back... : (
04-13-2009, 09:55 AM
Okay, I know I have gained about 15 lbs over the past 2 years. Slacking on exercising...don't have time since my new job. Anyway, went for my yearly physical and my cholesterol is high ... 265, and my fasting blood sugar was 105....they want to see a number between 65-99 for a fasting bg. Yikes. I have been peeing more frequently lately...that is why I went into the physical to begin with. Now they want me to cut out cheeses (my favorite) watch my cholesterol intake and start an exercise program. No wines with dinner (or beer) and not to eat a heavy meal after 6:30pm. My Triglycerides were fine (101) and my good cholesterol was also fine (75). I am just bummed out about my bg though. I am 48 and don't want to be starting to see type 2 down the road. : (
Enough to deal with a T1 child. Now this.
04-13-2009, 09:58 AM
Bummer! But at least you now know and can do something about it. Like any lifestyle change, it will be difficult at first but you can do it.
04-13-2009, 10:01 AM
I always was a healthy person with eating and exercise. I guess I have gotten into a rut of some sort the past couple of years and it is hard now to adjust. My current job is very intense with hours and taking time to go to the exercise room (they do have one, and I think it is for decoration only!) is looked upon as slacking at work if you actually are NOT sitting at your desk. Most people (including myself) eat at their desks and keep on working. Not even taking a walk in the afternoon. I never worked at such an environment before and I think it is beginning to show. By the time I get home I am exhausted mentally and just want to throw myself into bed. Doing laundry, folding clothes and prepping for the next morning is about all the energy I have left for.
04-13-2009, 04:19 PM
I hope you can make the changes you need to make so you can avoid type 2. It is a PITA. I have had it for almost 15 yrs now.
04-13-2009, 09:22 PM
Why cut out wine with dinner? That's good for your heart and helps decrease BG. Do you drink dry wine? Dry red wine is especially good for you... (hiccup).. :p
04-13-2009, 10:13 PM
maybe we can help each other out?
I'm in same boat as you. I haven't done any labs, but I mean to exercize but I don't.
maybe we could encourage each other to get some sort of exercize few times week? anyone else?
can we start in a few days I'm not feeling too well now-allergies.
04-14-2009, 09:27 AM
Thanks all. The wine issue was that I was having a couple of glasses each night with a nice size meal. I think the wine contains carbs (sugar) and it does spike up your numbers.
So one thing I will do is cut out the cheese. He said that could be the reason at least for the upswing in the cholesterol numbers. I had great numbers up until this year's physical. Trouble is I gained about 20 lbs and have lost the incentive to exercise regularly. I need to improve on those things. It is just hard to see the numbers and face the reality that I am not going well concerning my health program. :(
04-14-2009, 09:50 AM
Booze in any form drops me like a rock!
04-14-2009, 10:07 AM
From what I hear it elevates the blood glucose initially and then it drops it down too low. At any rate, I think I need to cut down with the drinks.