Wednesday, May 11 2011
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I am freaking out a bit. I just went to a health screening because I can earn money for passing certain health tests.
My overall cholesterol is fine, but my HDL is VERY low (28 gm/dl and it should be over 60 and not less 40), and, worse than that, my blood sugar put me into the pre-diabetic category 102 mg/dl ( the range for pre-diabetic is 100-125). I did get borderline while pregnant but to my knowledge I've never been in this category when not pregnant. I fasted for 9.5 hours before hand, and I do see now that the literature says for best results to fast 12 hours before hand, so I wonder if it would have been below if I had gone 12 hours. I'll have to do some research and follow up on this.
I'm dismayed. Although my HDL has been low in the past, its never been this low, and I've never had to worry about about these basic health screens. WOW. Its very sobering.