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.