Top 7 Tests you must do if you are Diabetic

Lipid Profile.

You need to keep a track of your blood lipids. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and therefore it comes in a package. The package includes blood pressure, heart disease and other complications. Important points that this test track are

Total Cholesterol
LDL
HDL
Triglycerides
VLDL
TC/HDL ratio
LDL/HDL Ratio
IR Indicator (TG/HDL) recommended by dlife( manual calculation)\


Kidney function test.

Diabetes has a direct impact on your kidneys. Uncontrolled blood sugar destroy your kidneys and so you need to keep a measure on key metrics like

BUN
Serum Creatinine
Calcium
Uric Acid
Bicarbonate
BUN/SCREAT

You need to get tested for Sodium and Potassium apart from this test to ensure good kidney heath.

Insulin

Just like blood sugar, you need to know how much Insulin your body is producing. This test is done both for fasting and PP. More insulin production is a direct indicator of INSULIN RESISTANCE. (Problem with type2 diabetes is NOT that we don’t produce insulin, it is that Insulin is NOT accepted by the cells). You want to (and will) see a steady fall in these metrics after LCHF diet and Intermittent fasting.

C-Peptide

Just like insulin, C-peptide is a substance made in the pancreas. C-peptide and insulin are released from the pancreas at the same time and in about equal amounts. So a C-peptide test can show how much insulin your body is making. This test can be a good way to measure insulin levels because C-peptide tends to stay in the body longer than insulin.

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Weight.

On a LCHF diet, you are bound to lose weight. And therefore you need to keep a vigil on your BMI. Calorie intake is not restricted on LCHF and therefore you can fine tune it in accordance with your BMI requirements. Losing extra pounds has a direct impact on controlling your blood sugar.

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Blood pressure

Because diabetes is a metabolic disease and rarely comes alone, you need to keep a tab on your blood pressure.

Keep a digital BP monitor at home. Although the analog one is more accurate, it has a learning curve I don’t expect everyone to climb.

This may sound Overwhelming BUT its NOT that bad. In life just like POKER, you play with the hands you are dealt and not hope for a better set of cards.

You have diabetes, so stop cribbing about it. Accept it, embrace it and remember you can control only what you can measure. SO GET ON WITH IT and REVERSE IT.


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