I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabete on Sept.10th 2010, then went on Paleo since Sept.16th, 2010.
The lipids on Sept.10th 2010 (normal American diet, with lots of carbs):
Total: 231 HDL: 43 Trig: 372 LDL: 114 (calculated I believe) Fasting sugar: 198 A1C: 8.6% Weight: 157 lb
The lipids on Dec 16th, 2010 (3 months on Paleo, less than 20 g carbs per day, 1 egg for breakfirst, lots of cheese, ham, white and red meat, didn't really pay attention to Saturated fat, lots of olive oil, nuts and vegs as well) (40 minutes brisk walking + 20 minutes weight training everyday)
Total : 382 HDL: 60 Trig: 211 LDL: 280 (calculated) Fasting sugar: 90 A1C: 5.6% Weight: 137 lb
As you can see, the only "catch" of the Paleo is that "it increases your total cholesterol !!!". For good or bad, that's another topic.
Now my question is: For the increase of total cholestorel, is it really because of eating less carbs, or is it just because I am eating more egg yolks and saturated fat ?
Some updates on April 28, 2011:
The repeated test on Jan. 6th, 2011: Total : 429 HDL: 77 Trig: 178 Weight: 137 lb
Then test on April 15th, 2011 just came back, and here are the numbers:
Total : 250 HDL: 69 Trig: 104 LDL: 160 Fasting sugar: 98 A1C: 5.4% Weight: 138 lb
During the last 4 month, I was still doing the very low carb < 30gram, all sorts of meat, nuts, tons of vegs, egg whites.
No more cheese and egg yolks though.
Not too sure what has worked here. My doctor took the credit for the Lipitor she gave me, but I didn't tell her I only took Lipitor for 2 days, then stopped because of the muscle weakness.
May be it is simply the fact that everything has settled after 6 month of low carbs ?
I will try to get back to cheese and egg yolks to see what happens next.
Oct. 2nd, 2012
I have tried niacin (flush kind) and it didn't work. And my TC is still around 240 to 280 during the last 4 check ups, everything paleo except egg yorks and cheese.