Got some blood test results recently, will post here for record keeping purposes
I was told I was prediabetic. I don't have my actual results here for that but it was something like 116 mg/dl for my FPG (supposed to be under 100, over 126 is classified as diabetes). After being told this my eating actually got WORSE so I wouldn't be surprised if I did venture into full blown type 2 diabetes territory sometime after that.
My result today was 5.6% on the a1c, with under 6% being classified as "safe". The a1c obviously can't be directly compared to the fpg but given that the a1c is more a long term indicator I'm really pleased to be in the safe zone now. Based on some googling I'd compare my result 6 months ago as being roughly equivalent to 6.2% on an a1c (with 6 - 6.5% being prediabetic), so I'm really happy with that improvement.
Before (3 months before starting primal, 6 months ago from now)
Total/HDL: 6.1 (Supposed to be 4.4 or lower for women)
Trig/HDL: 3.9 (Supposed to be below 2)
LDL/HDL: 4.4 (Supposed to be below 4.3)
Current (After 3 months of eating primal and losing ~38 lb)
Total/HDL: 4.0 (Supposed to be 4.4 or lower for women)
Trig/HDL: 1.6 (Supposed to be below 2)
LDL/HDL: 2.8 (Supposed to be below 4.3)
So, I improved in every single area! Trigs went down, HDL came up, and all my ratios are now acceptable.
Have been eating pretty averagely lately. Money problems and convenience problems. But no excuse is ok for my health so will get back on track asap.