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An LDL of <130 is considered safe but <100 is considered safe for a diabetic. What is considered safe for a diagnosed pre-diabetic?
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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine
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In brief: The lower the better
I'd advise shooting for the 100 level or below to really keep a pre-diabetic safe in the long run.

In brief: The lower the better
I'd advise shooting for the 100 level or below to really keep a pre-diabetic safe in the long run.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. William Cromwell
Clinical Lipidology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Particle Question
Ldl is a lipoprotein that can be measured by cholesterol (ldl-c) or particle number (ldl-p).
Because cholesterol in LDL is highly variable, ldl-c often disagrees with ldl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Ldl goals vary depending on risk. If your doctor feels you are high risk ldl-p goal is < 1000 (option < 800), otherwise goal is < 1300.

In brief: Particle Question
Ldl is a lipoprotein that can be measured by cholesterol (ldl-c) or particle number (ldl-p).
Because cholesterol in LDL is highly variable, ldl-c often disagrees with ldl-p. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p, not ldl-c. Ldl goals vary depending on risk. If your doctor feels you are high risk ldl-p goal is < 1000 (option < 800), otherwise goal is < 1300.
Dr. William Cromwell
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: LDL Not Cholesterol
LDL & HDL are lipoproteins, i.
e. protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. LDL is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best Large-HDL >10. See NMR particle test, <$80. LDL particles are the primary driver of Ds. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, not best test, LDL-C calculated, not measured, ?$ but routinely misleading. Optimal HbA1c 5.0%, ?sugar/carb.

In brief: LDL Not Cholesterol
LDL & HDL are lipoproteins, i.
e. protein particles which carry all fats in the water outside cells. LDL is always in nmol/l, best <700, HDL in µmol/l, best Large-HDL >10. See NMR particle test, <$80. LDL particles are the primary driver of Ds. Cholesterol is a fat made by every body cell, not best test, LDL-C calculated, not measured, ?$ but routinely misleading. Optimal HbA1c 5.0%, ?sugar/carb.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: <130
The lower, the better. But the officially recommended, maximum numbers are <130 if no history of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, metabolic syndrome, early family history of heart disease.
It is <100 if you have any of these factors. Note: having diabetes is equal to having had a heart attack even if you never really had one. So pre-diabetes: <130 technically, <100 preferably. <70 is better.

In brief: <130
The lower, the better. But the officially recommended, maximum numbers are <130 if no history of diabetes, heart attack, stroke, metabolic syndrome, early family history of heart disease.
It is <100 if you have any of these factors. Note: having diabetes is equal to having had a heart attack even if you never really had one. So pre-diabetes: <130 technically, <100 preferably. <70 is better.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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