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This morning I had a Lipid Panel done for my doc appointment on Monday April 22nd….finally_invitation-p1619889540243363792docv_400

From 2009 to surgery date of June 27, 2013 (Surgery date) … my triglycerides were well over 1500 (yes coma / death zone) … today they are proudly at 315 and my cholesterol is NORMAL…. I haven’t had normal cholesterol numbers since before I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in Feb 2008.  BABY STEPS!!!! Give me time and I’ll get my 315 lowered even more!!!! ~ Yahoozeeeeeeeee

 What are triglycerides?

Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood. Your body uses them for energy.

You need some triglycerides for good health. But high triglycerides can raise your risk of heart disease and may be a sign of metabolic syndrome.

Metabolic syndrome is the combination of high blood pressure, high blood sugar, too much fat around the waist, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and high triglycerides. Metabolic syndrome increases your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke.

A blood test that measures your cholesterol also measures your triglycerides. For a general idea about your triglycerides level, compare your test results to the following:

  • Normal is less than 150.
  • Borderline-high is 150 to 199.
  • High is 200 to 499.
  • Very high is 500 or higher.
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Author: kirtepa

My 8-year quest of being BANDED finally happened on June 27, 2012!!! While it will be nice to shed some pounds, my number one goal is to get HEALTHY ... And to get off ALL my diabetic meds and not have to rely on my CPAP at night and for naps. A few years back I made a decision to only surround myself with positive people and I have never looked back. At times I may be snarky perhaps a little wonky and I will apologize right now if I offend anyone as I blog about my life as I know it. Peace & love to all of my wonderful supporters.

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