Diabetics who go on LCHF (Low Carb High Fat Diet) start losing weight as first thing. Besides initial water weight loss body switches to burning "FAT FOR FUEL". It's a very common experience that after initial week or two people start feeling energetic and less hungry as all those hunger cravings (associated with the ADA's CARBOHYDRATES RICH DIET earlier) are gone.
Now if i were a healthcare professional and i would want to scare any such diabetic on LCHF with an impending heart attack firs thing i would do is order a LIPID profile test when the body is in it's initial stage of burning accumulated fat. This will give elevated Cholesterol and as a healthcare professional i would jump with joy that i got a reason to scare and also prescribe the "Harmful and useless STATIN DRUGS" (Yes it is both Deadly and Useless) because this will lead more often than not a series of more and more pills because STATINS damage muscles, Statin Causes Brain Fogging, Statin causes Elevated sugars and what not.
However, if i were a human being who wanted you to improve on your health i would never order a LIPID Profile test during the phase when body is burning accumulated FAT just to prove LCHF wrong by resorting to what i call "JUNK SCIENCE"
So question comes when is right time to go for LIPID PROFILE tests after switching to LCHF lifestyle?
6 Months after the body has stabilized with weight. Also go for VAP if you can because LDL (the dangerous cholesterol) is composed of 4 types and not all 4 types are dangerous.
Aim for a TG/HDL ratio of < 2. (Triglyceridies to HDL) as that's more important wrt markers for heart attack rather than just scaring with Cholesterol levels. Not all LDL is bad. The large fluffy LDL is harmless. As one goes down on size they get dangerous. Even total cholesterol based on which a desperate doctor prescribes useless STATINS is not indicative of impending heart attack.
Don't believe me. Do this test yourself if you can.
(1) Go on a LCHF Diet and then go for a LIPID Profile test within 1 month of switchover.
(2) Then don't get scared with elevated LIPIDS and continue ding whatever you are doing and 6 months after bdy weight is stable go for another LIPID Profile and witness the difference yourself.
It is the above step (1), which most professional who would want to scare you would advise, IS what i call "Resorting to JUNK SCIENCE" to scare a diabetic away from LCHF. Dietary cholesterol can never do any harm if you are on a LOW CARB diet. Body will just make less of cholesterol. CARBOHYDRATES do all the DAMAGE.
BOTTOM LINE: Common Sense and Due Diligence can never FAIL you. There's no RISK at all in LOW CARB HIGH FAT Lifestyle. You can only Benefit and PHARMA Lords will only lose money ... it's because of this that lately the A1C values for being called a "DIABETIC" has been revised "DOWNWARDS" so as to trap more PILL buyers into the LOOP. But they have lost me and many others who switched to LCHF lifestyle
Did you know that the first anti diabetes diet in ancient GREECE was ZERO CARB ? ... so i am not talking something new here ... it's been there since centuries but brushed under the carpet by the "NEXUS" for "PROFITS"
Pl Note: I am not a doctor or a nutritionists. I am an engineer by qualification and i love reading a lot and have courage to try the unconventional and reap the benefits.