First let me say that my doctor and RXs are from the dept Veterans Affairs hospital and free for me, so I cant complain. I am a very healthy, paleo eater and crossfitter and NEVER get sick. My sole use of the VA Hospital is to get prescriptions for Insulin, as I am a type 1 diabetic. Im a very well controled T1D, thanks to a low carb diet.
Me- I'm 32 years old, about 8% bodyfat, paleo diet 90% of the time, and low carb. I take very little insulin- 10 units of nighttime lantus, and 1-3 units of fast acting novalog with meals.
I recently got bloodwork done and these were my results--
hA1C - 6.1
My doctor says my hA1C was great. I say, no way! I usually have my a1C in the low 5's. I said its probably a bit high since, Ive been traveling the past few months and not eating right. But this wasnt the issue...
My doctor said my LDL is too high and she wanted to think about putting me on a statin drug. Ha! Shes never even asked me anything about my diet, or suggested I first try to bring it down without drugs. I think my cholesterol looks pretty good, am I right?
From what I've read, my LDL is probably OK.. its most likely large harmless LDL particles not the dangerous dense ones, right? Id like to get this checked, but not sure that the VA Hospital will do it. I explained this to my doctor, but she didnt understand any of that, and had never heard of different sized LDLs. She said she needed to speak with an endocrinologist. She wasnt sure if i'd be able to get a particle size test ("if it exists"... her words!), but would ask the endo.
I'm supposed to see her again on monday. What can I say or provide to my somewhat stubborn doctor to get her off my back? Maybe after she talks to the endocrinologist it will be OK... are Endos usually knowledgeable on this kind of stuff?
Ideally I want to be able to call for new RXs and get them quickly, with her confident that I am a healthy diabetic.
Also,just to note, she is an MBBS, not an MD. I had to look up what an MBBS, apparently the equivalent of MD in other countries (especially India). Not sure if this makes a difference.