I have lived with T2 for five years (genetic caused) which I usually control the conditions with low carb diet with good fat ( extra virgin olive oil, a bit of coconut oil) and full cream diary products. I also eat proteins from both animals and plants especially my favorite dhal. I excercise most days of the week by walking, hiking and yoga. My last result HbA1c mid October was 6.3 (0.3 higher than last test). I am not panic with this slightly increased number as I know how to deal with. I think I did take my BGL control for granted which I am now more serious and more strict with what to eat. However, my big concern is my last result of Lipids has gone up:
Total chol 7.1 mmol/L (was 5.8)
Triglycerides 0.9 (was 0.6)
HDL- Chol 2.8 (was 2.3)
LDL- Chol 3.9* (was 3.2)
The doctor (a new GP who does not know me in terms of my lifestyles) recommends me to take a low dose of Statin 5 mg daily to lower the cholesterol level as she said I have high risks of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Up to now I haven't taken any Statin as I don't like its nasty side effects and I strongly want to fight this issue naturally through diet and excercise. I've seen many people here advising LCHF diet in which I don't think this will suit my conditions. Can anyone please advise me some directions? Sorry for keeping you reading too long.