As per his blood work today, his A1c level is 7.8%, his fasting blood sugar is 202, his total cholesterol is 180 mg/dL, his high-density lipoprotein (HDL) is 27 mg/dL, his low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is 193 mg/dL, and his triglycerides are 302 mg/dL. Answer the following questions:
- What additional blood work would you like to complete at this point? Is there any additional information that should be collected from the patient?
- Evaluate the current therapy and make recommendations concerning any needed changes.
- What lifestyle modifications or changes do you think would be appropriate for this patient?