Just looking for some advice.
Had my HbA1c blood test and cholesterol done a few weeks ago and waiting for my appointment with cardiologist in next couple of weeks.. (Hopefully )😅😅
Question!! What part of the cholesterol test should I really take not of? The numbers I mean.
The particle? The ldl or hdl or total cholesterol? Therev is so much out there in regards to what the important part of the test is that I find it all confusing 😃
So any advice from you clever people will help! Some people say you want hdl sitting at middle ground and ldl lower and vdl??
So not sure 100% what's what?
Thank you everyone that replies 😊😊
There are reams written about this and at times I think the professionals get confused with total cholesterol, ratios, etc. I would suggest you check out the BHF website: bhf.org.uk/informationsuppo...
There is also a link to a downloadable booklet.
It is also important to keep your HbA1c in range as it can affect plaque buildup. Your diabetes consultant can advise you of your target figure as this can vary with type of diabetes, sub-type, age, etc.
I haven't got diabetes
So I presume he's just checking
Apologies... HbA1c is a measure of your average BG (blood glucose) for the preceding months. It is a far better diagnostic tool (for diabetes) than a random BG, and I'd an indicator of BG control in diabetics. Do just a check as you say.