High Triglycerides: The Key Symptom of the Pre-Diabetic Syndrome
Please note that this website is not intended for “most people”. It is written for those who want to stand out in self-health care. If you are such a person, we strongly advise that you give serious thought to all of the suggestions about how to improve your blood lipid profile, triglycerides in particular. If you are tempted to think the suggestions are too complicated or too simplistic, or even biased, we assure you they are not.
Hypertriglyceridemia is the key symptom of the metabolic syndrome which has become increasingly common in the United States.
It is estimated that about 50 million U.S. adults have the metabolic syndrome. Nearly one in four women has that syndrome -- but doesn't know it!
Because of its close association with insulin resistance, in which the body can’t use insulin efficiently, metabolic syndrome is also called the insulin resistance syndrome, or pre-diabetic syndrome.
People with this syndrome are at increased risk of
According to the current criteria, the metabolic syndrome is identified by the presence of three or more of the following components:
In other words, you are at risk for the insulin resistance syndrome, if you have three or more of these symptoms.
If not controlled properly, this syndrome can also lead to:
Risk Factors for Insulin Resistance in Women
Another strong predictor in women is a skin change called acanthosis nigricans which is a velvety, mossy, flat warty-like, darkened skin change occurring at
Almost 90 percent of women with these skin changes have insulin resisitance. Additionally, insulin resistance may be worsened by
Do Not Mess With Diabetes!
Therefore, in order to prevent heart and blood vessel disease, correcting your blood triglyceride level should be your priority.
Type 2 diabetes is a nasty, degenerative illness which will gradually and slowly suck the life out of you and contribute to a miserable existence.
It can damage many of the body systems leading to such serious medical complications as
Among the urologic complications of diabetes mellitus, the most common form of organic sexual dysfunction in male diabetics is erectile impotence (up to 75 percent of male patients who had diabetes for 15 - 20 years suffer from this).
Approximately 25 percent of over 18 million diabetics in the United States will develop foot problems and 6 to 10 percent will undergo amputation.
Diabetics spend more time in the hospital for foot complications than for all other aspects of their disease combined.
Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) Test
HbA1c test is used primarily to monitor the overall blood glucose (sugar) control of diabetics for the past two to three months. Periodic determinations of glycated hemoglobin provide an accurate time-averaged reflection of patient glucose levels and the effectiveness of the control of diabetes.
This test was introduced as a routine test in the late 1970s and early 1980s. It measures how much glucose is spontaneously attached to hemoglobin A cells - the primary form of hemoglobin in adults and the part of the blood carrying oxygen in the red blood cells. As the hemoglobin floats around in the blood, it picks up glucose in about the same proportion as the glucose that exists in the bloodstream. This combination of glucose and hemoglobin A is called HbA1c, or glycohemoglobin. HbA1c levels do not change quickly but will shift as older red blood cells die and younger ones take their place. Since the red blood cells have a 120-day life span in the body before they are recycled, the "glucose coating" of a sample of hemoglobin can be measured.
The HbA1c test results are generally expressed as a percentage of total hemoglobin. For people without diabetes, the normal range is between 4 and 6 percent. For most people with diabetes the HbA1c goal should be less than 7 percent, according to the American Diabetes Association. In other words, if the HbA1c number is less than 7, blood glucose control is “good.” An HbA1c number higher than 8, or between 7 and 9, means that your glucose control is “average” so you need to take action as you are at a greater risk of developing eye disease, kidney disease, or nerve damage.
A number greater than 9 means your diabetes control is “poor,” meaning that your blood glucose is too high and you are at serious risk of developing the long-term diabetes complications. In other words, the closer a diabetic can keep the HbA1c to 6 percent, the better his or her diabetes is in control. The poorer the glucose control, the higher the HbA1c result will be. Therefore, lowering the HbA1c number – by any amount – can improve the chances of staying healthy.
Frequency of HbA1c testing depends on 1) the type of diabetes, 2) how well diabetes is controlled, and 3) on a doctor. The American Diabetes Association recommends testing HbA1c:
Because HbA1c test measures average glycemia it will not reflect temporary, acute blood glucose increases or decreases in someone with “brittle diabetes,” also known as “unstable diabetes,” or “labile diabetes” - when a blood sugar level often swings quickly from high to low and from low to high. It can result in some individuals only achieving their treatment goal at the expense of a poor quality of life, as a result of frequent, disabling, and unpredictable hypoglycemia.
It should be also noted that there are many factors which may falsely lower HbA1c results, such as anemia, uremia, alcoholism, high levels of blood lipids, and nutritional supplements.
The FDA has cleared for non-prescription use of the HbA1c test for people with diabetes to help monitor long-term control over blood glucose levels. Over-the-counter status means that the test can be purchased without a prescription and used at home. The results are available on the spot.
Strong Diabetic Control: Optimal Insulin Levels
The best test for diagnosing diabetes is the 8-hour fasting blood sugar. Current medical standards state that diabetes is formally diagnosed at 126 mg/dL, or 7.0 mmol/L.
Because many individuals do not know that they are pre-diabetic or diabetic, it is important for both the man and woman to insist that their treating physician measure their fasting insulin.
Because even if you think "everything is OK", when you find out you are "sicker than you think” you may be inclined to change your diet, exercise or medication program.
With insulin levels, the lower the better. A normal fasting insulin level is less than 10 mIU/ml. Howeve, below 5 mIU/ml is good, but 2 mIU/ml or 3 mIU/ml would be far better.
Strong diabetic control, namely, stable blood sugars and tight low insulin, is most important in avoiding the terrible complications and end-stage processes of diabetes such as
Triglyceride Reduction Formula: Advanced Blood Lipid Support
Nutritional factors are naturally occurring substances, not drugs whose substances are foreign to the body. And, according to orthomolecular nutrition, if the right building blocks (nutrients) are present in the body - in the right amounts and at the right time - the body will do the rest.
In other words, Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula has been designed to bring the triglycerides down to normal by providing optimal concentrations of all necessary vitamins, anti-oxidants, lipotropic factors, chelated minerals, trace minerals, and digestive enzymes.
As a complete food supplement, Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula consists of:
All nutrients are present in specific ratios and amounts in order to correct longer standing deficiencies and imbalances that are known to contribute to elevated levels of blood fats such as triglycerides.
Thousands of users have proven the efficacy of this approach. There has not been a single reported harm done by taking our Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula.
So far, we have introduced our proprietary Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula to our clients and customers in 44 countries: the United States (including Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Guam), Malaysia, Australia, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Thailand, New Zealand, Germany, Belgium, Trinidad, Mexico, Italy, Pakistan, Singapore, Mauritius, Suriname (South America), France, Bolivia, Russia, Croatia, Poland, Portugal, Denmark, United Arab Emirates, Brunei Darussalam, Hong Kong, Macau, St. Lucia (West Indies), Norway, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Brasil, Yemen, Kingdom of Bahrain, Turkey, China, Guatemala, Kuwait, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Jordan, Cyprus and Fiji Islands.
We know you will join them. Sooner or later... Our proprietary, unique and all-natural combination of 70 nutrients and phytonutrients (plant nutrients) not only keeps your blood fats in check (as drugs do), but actually helps your body rebuild the organs and systems that control your blood lipids - without side effects (as drugs do NOT do).
No wonder, Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula can produce results that doctors have rarely seen before, even with hard-core prescription drugs. And, unlike pharmaceutical drugs, it is very body-friendly.
The Formula Made a Difference: Testimonial
This time, my wife who is also a naturopath, suggested the Formula. But she told me to do the bloodwork first.
On March 25, my results were as follows:
About three weeks later my doctor ordered another test. The report from April 13 was much better:
As I have not changed my eating habits during this period of time, obviously it is the Formula that made such a difference.
The above testimonial has been reviewed and is the sole opinion of the listed individual.