From Diane Kress: How to know if you have Metabolism B. The answer is in your fasting lab work!


You can keep track of your labs to see how they are responding to the MM/DM program.  Ask your MD to order the following Met B related labs. Make sure your blood is drawn in the fasting state.  These labs are sensitive to food intake.  You need at least 8 hours without food (water only) before having these labs drawn or they will be inconclusive for measuring your progress.  When your  (fasting)  is back, always get a copy for yourself.  Compare your MM/DM related labs against the labs in all of the books to see where you stand.  You should be keeping track of the following labs:
LDL cholesterol
HDL cholesterol
Hemoglobin A1C (diabetes)
Vitamin D
Glucose:   Normal reference range on labs (65-99)
                  Diagnose Met B: greater than 89
                  Pre diabetes: 100-125
                  type 2 diabetes: 126 or higher
LDL cholesterol:  Normal reference range on labs: less than 130
                               Diagnose Met B: greater than 99
HDL cholesterol:  Normal reference range on labs: Over 45
                                Diagnose Met B: under 45
Triglycerides:  Normal reference range on labs: Under 150
                           Diagnose Met B:  Under 50 or over 99
Hemoglobin A1C:  Normal reference range:  Under 5.7
                                      Diagnose Met B: Under 5.2 or over 5.6)
                                       Pre diabetes : 5.7-6.4
                                       type 2 diabetes: 6.5 and over
TSH:    Normal reference range:  .45-4.5 (American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) uses .30-3.0 as normal                                                            reference range.
Vitamin D:    Normal reference range: Over 32
                        Diagnose Met B: Under 40
Blood Pressure:  Normal reference range (below 120, below 80)
                                  Diagnose Met B (over 130, over 80)
Make a tracking sheet (paper or on your PC) and keep track of your lab work whenever it is drawn.  This is a great way to keep track of your Metabolism B on The Metabolism Miracle or The Diabetes Miracle programs.



About Diane Kress

Author of The New York Times Bestseller; The Metabolism Miracle, The Metabolism Miracle Cookbook, and The Diabetes Miracle. and The Metabolism Miracle, Revised Edition. Owner, developer, and administrator of The Metabolism Miracle's support site: Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Email:
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