Low Density Lipoprotein lab results less than 100

What It Means
This measure shows the percent of PeaceHealth clinic patients 18 to 75 years of age with a diagnosis of diabetes whose most recent LDL-C blood test was less than 100 mg/dl. The measure is provided for all PeaceHealth clinics and the score for each region PeaceHealth serves.

Why It Is Important
Diabetes is a major risk factor for developing cardiovascular disease. The LDL-C test is usually done as part of a lipid analysis, which also checks total cholesterol, HDL, and triglyceride levels. Too much LDL-C, commonly called "bad cholesterol," can lead to cardiovascular disease.

The American Diabetes Association recommends an LDL-C less than 100.0 mg/dl.

What is a normal result?

An LDL-C of 100mg/dl or less is the normal goal for someone with diabetes. You should work with your care team to identify your personal LDL-C goal and to help you take steps to achieve that goal.

What is an abnormal result?

An abnormal result means that your LDL-C is too high for someone with diabetes. Your health care team will work with you on lifestyle modifications to reduce your cholesterol intake such as weight loss, increased physical activity and adjusting your diet. If your LDL-C is still high, your doctor may prescribe a drug called a statin to help lower it.

How often should it be checked?

  • Every 3 months if your LDL-C is over 100mg/dl and you are trying lifestyle modifications.
  • Every 6 weeks if your LDL-C is over 100mg/dl and your doctor prescribed you a statin.
  • Every 12 months if your LDL-C is less than 100mg/dl.

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