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Hmmmmm....... the doctor didn't seem concerned at the numbers. Just sent a note with the lab results to eat less fat and see her in 3 months for another blood test. :rolleyes:

She is a new doctor for us. Our trusted, family doctor quit his practice recently in favor of a teaching position. :( I don't know about this new one yet.

His other numbers were not alarming. I can't find the lab results right now, but if I remember right, his HDL was only a couple of points below normal and his blood glucose was fine. They couldn't calculate his LDL fraction because the Triglycerides were so high.

We are monitoring his (and my) diet right now with a good software program. We are trying to keep his carbs below 50%. How low is a low carb diet? He's a big guy and needs a lot of calories. Right now, he's eating between 2500 and 3000 calories per day (depending on exercise) and still losing a pound a week. It would be hard to get that many calories just from meat.

The DMG seems to be counteracting the only troublesome symptom of the high triglycerides. Why should we panic and start additional drug therapy now? Are there other dangers that I am unaware of? I've read that pancreaitis is a possiblity, but only at about the 1500+ range, or so I read.

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