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Blood tests...

So, I was trying to get into this study that focuses on diet and exercise that they are doing here in Pittsburgh. Anyhow, they did a bunch of blood test...


I got my results! 
*and this is what my face looks like right now!*


They aren't too bad! I wish they were SLIGHTLY better...but...even though I was veggie for over a year, I was just recently vegan, so hopefully when they redo the test results in 6 months some values will be better. 

These are fasting results:

My sugar was 111, a little high, it needs to be between 70-99, but down 13 points from it's high.

BUT: My A1c was only 5.5! Which is good! (three month reading of sugar)

My cholesterol was slightly high at 209, needs to be below 200, and my HDL (good cholesterol) was a little low at 44. Needs to be 59+. She said exercise would help. 

Triglycerides were good at 110.

My two of my thyroid readings were good, one was slightly high, the T4, at 12.6. Should be between 5-12. She said it's not significant enough to warrant any concern though. I do worry about thyroid as it just is what it is. I can't do anything to change that reading with diet or exercise.   I think I'll try water soluble iodine, my friend with a similar problem uses that to lower her value. My mom has hashimodos, so I do worry about my thyroid.

Those are my first readings in over a year!

Overall, she said I'm doing fine, and with the diet and exercise I should do even better at the 6 month reading.

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