sugar raises triglyceride levels

By berrykins0 Latest Reply 2011-10-08 07:44:03 -0500
Started 2011-10-05 14:23:25 -0500

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rlk-fd-ems 2011-10-07 19:08:48 -0500 Report

When my A1C goes up so does my triglycerides. My previous A1C was 6.2 and then my last A1C was 7 and my triglycerides sky rocked up. I told my doctor that my BS checks were going up for a couple of months but since my A1C was 6.2 and it was close to taking my next A1C we waited. After I got the A1C of 7 he adjusted my insulin and now my BS is back down and so are my triglycerides.

Beata2 2011-10-05 17:30:35 -0500 Report

Yes it does. Not FAT like we are led to believe. Weird huh?

jayabee52 2011-10-05 21:46:05 -0500 Report

reading the article carefully it is not QUITE that simple as sugar consumption = elevated triglycerides. There seems to be many factors involved in raising the trigs.

Beata2 2011-10-05 22:02:36 -0500 Report

Nothing about the human body is simple. My info doesn't come from one article. I've been studying diet and nutrition for a number of years. My point is that dietary cholesterol does not effect blood cholesterol, carbs are much more likely the culprit.
I'm not claiming to be an expert, just swimming against the tide.

jayabee52 2011-10-05 22:55:49 -0500 Report

Yes I've heard that about the carbs/triglyceride connection elsewhere.
I understand that the dietary cholesterol does not contribute that much to cholesterol levels in the blood. The mother of my sons had terrible cholesterol levels, somewhere between 200 and 300 or more. She tried everything she could to get the levels down. Nothing seemed to work for her. She ended up having a heart attack and needed 5 bypasses.

Beata2 2011-10-05 23:07:46 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear that. Hopefully she is doing better.
The people who seem to have it the hardest are those with hereditary cholesterol. I have a friend whose whole family is treated for HC. Doesn't seem to matter what they do it stays high.
An interesting fact is that half the people that have heart attacks have perfectly normal cholesterol. There must be a lot more to it.

jayabee52 2011-10-05 23:17:54 -0500 Report

I saw her in Oct 2010 at my son's wedding. (she had just finished divorcing me in 2002 when she had the attack)

Her family of origin is prone to heart attacks. Her dad had CHF at a young age, her mother had the high cholesterol and had an attack too. Her brother had 4 "silent" heart attacks (so I'm told) before he had one that wasn't so silent.

If I remember correctly they all had high cholesterol.

I don't doubt there's a lot more to it. Just telling of my experience.

dIDYMUS 2011-10-06 21:32:40 -0500 Report

Like what? I am sure that you don't want to share, or you would have. I guess I need to ask my Dr. as I have pretty high cholesterol, and it used to be 149.
I don't know if it has anything to do with diabetes or not.

jayabee52 2011-10-08 02:39:11 -0500 Report

Not sure what you're asking here. I usually don't mind sharing information / numbers. I might not remember what my ex's numbers were exactly, or mine either for that matter.

berrykins0 2011-10-05 18:43:47 -0500 Report

your right about that

dIDYMUS 2011-10-06 22:07:53 -0500 Report

So what does it have to do with? A heredity disposition, high sugar levels or poor eating. My numbers are between 70 and 110, except for a couple for a couple of 137 and 142, due to traveling, and my poor choices.

Beata2 2011-10-06 22:53:42 -0500 Report

Okay, as I understand it it can be hereditary, or diet. The most important number is your triglyceride level and what type of LDL you have. I suggest that you read Good Caleries Bad Caleries by Gary Taubs. This book taught me so much. And of course talk to your doc. We are all only giving our take of what we read or are told by our docs. Good luck.