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High Triglycerides: The Key Symptom of the Pre-Diabetic Syndrome

High triglycerides is the most common blood lipid (fat) disorder in people with pre-diabetes or diabetes.

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Elevated blood triglycerides, as a part of lipid management, have become a major medical problem. This website is intended to allow you to become an informed patient who can manage your own care, ask the right questions, insist on adequate management and information, and seek an optimal outcome for yourself. Perhaps it will even help the health professionals who are giving care to better understand and, hopefully, incorporate into their practice the nutritional approach to high blood triglycerides.

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

  • coronary heart disease and other diseases related to plaque buildups in artery walls (e.g., stroke and peripheral vascular disease) and
  • type 2 diabetes.

According to the current criteria, the metabolic syndrome is identified by the presence of three or more of the following components:

  • Central obesity, the so called apple figure, present in most people with insulin resitance, as measured by waist circumference: in men - greater than 40 inches, or >101 cm; in women - greater than 35 inches, or >89 cm
  • High blood pressure: greater than or equal to 130/85 mmHg
  • Pre-diabetes: fasting glucose greater than or equal to 110 mg/dL, or 6.1 mmol/L.
  • High blood triglycerides: greater than or equal to 199 mg/dL, or 2.3 mmol/L
  • Low blood HDL-"good" cholesterol: in men - less than 45 mg/dL, or <1.2 mmol/L; in women - less than 55 mg/dL, or <1.4 mmol/L

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:

  • non-alcoholic fatty liver
  • colon cancer or
  • ovarian cancer.

Risk Factors for Insulin Resistance in Women

In people with diabetes, a triglyceride level of 100 mg/dL, or 1.1 mmol/L is considered to be a target value.

Many of the risk factors for insulin resistance are the same as they are for developing diabetes. It applies to women in particular who are overweight, especially with
  • central obesity (with a waist circumference, at the navel, to hip circumference ratio of more than 0.8 or with a body mass index over 27)
  • a strong family history of diabetes
  • a history of gestational diabetes in pregnancy
  • a history of hypertension
  • dyslipidemia especially having low HDL cholesterol and high triglycerides, and
  • polycystic ovary syndrome.

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

  • the neck
  • the armpits (axillae) and
  • underneath the breasts.

Almost 90 percent of women with these skin changes have insulin resisitance. Additionally, insulin resistance may be worsened by

  • reduced physicial activity
  • aging
  • tobacco smoking, or
  • drugs such as diuretics, certain anti-hypertensives, or steroids.

Do Not Mess With Diabetes!

All diabetics need to recheck their blood lipids regularly, every 2 - 3 months.

If you are a diabetic, monitoring your triglycerides is essential as they have been identified as an important risk marker for coronary heart disease due to atherosclerosis (blood vessel problems), which in turn can lead to macrovascular complications such as strokes, heart attacks, and limb amputations. Poor sugar control in type 2 diabetes directly increases triglyceride levels (Hyperlipidemia and diabetes mellitus. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 73:969–976, 1998).

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

    Diabetes is associated with one-third of the heart attacks and two-thirds of the strokes.
  • heart disease (heart attack, stroke) - the most common consequence
  • cataracts and/or glaucoma, leading to blindness (due to retinopathy)
  • repeated urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • kidney damage
  • erectal impotence (in men)
  • amputations from gangrene and/or from damage to nerves (neuropathy).

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

Most diabetic specialists feel HbA1c is the single most important blood test for known diabetics.
Even if you test your own blood glucose daily you will still need the glycated hemoglobin test. This test, also called "hemoglobin A1c" or "glycohemoglobin" and sometimes incorrectly referred to as "glycosylated hemoglobin test", is an important “quality control” test used to determine how well diabetes is being managed. The most commonly performed fasting blood sugar test does not reflect the true picture of diabetic control over a long period of time. It only measures the level of sugar in the blood at the moment it is taken from the finger or arm.

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:

  • 4 times each year - if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes and use insulin, or
  • 2 times each year – if you have type 2 diabetes and do not use insulin, or
  • more frequently – if your diabetes control is not good.

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.

Any fasting insulin level over 10 mIU/ml is a major problem and is a serious risk factor for diabetes.

Although for diabetes (and all of us) the goal is still excellent glucose control, much more important is strict insulin control.

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

  • coronary heart disease
  • massive obesity, or
  • renal disease requiring dialysis.

Triglyceride Reduction Formula: Advanced Blood Lipid Support

According to medical studies, people with pre-diabetes or diabetes do benefit from dietary, nutritional supplements.
Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula is a comprehensive multiple vitamin and mineral supplement that provides optimal levels of nutrients to support people with high blood triglycerides.

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:

  • nutrients involved in fat metabolism (assisting in burning hepatic and intestinal triglycerides), such as inositol, choline and dl-Methionine
  • nutrients directly involved in lowering triglycerides levels, such as niacin (vitamin B3), chromium, calcium and vitamin E (Diabetes Care 1994;17:1449–52. Postgrad Med 1995;98:183–93 [review]. Lipids 1972;7:202–6. J Nutr 1991;121:165–9)
  • methyl donors, such as folic acid, vitamins B6 and B12
  • all essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, E, niacin, magnesium, zinc, chromium, selenium
  • glandular concentrates, such as adrenal, liver, pancreas, and
  • nutrients supporting bile flow and the healthy liver function, such as L-Cysteine.

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As you can see, there is no one "miracle" ingredient in Triglyceride Reduction TGs Formula. It is a specialty complex orthomolecular combination of strong lipid-lowering natural factors.

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.

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The Formula Made a Difference: Testimonial

    I’ve been a diabetic for over 10 years. All these years struggling with blood sugar control, recently I was also diagnosed with high triglycerides.

    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:

    • Glucose serum fasting: 9.5 mmol/L (outside normal limits)
    • Cholesterol: 5.00 mmol/L
    • Triglycerides: 6.91 mmol/L (outside normal limits)
    • HDL cholesterol: 0.77 mmol/L (under normal limits)
    • LDL calculated cholesterol: not available due to high triglycerides
    • Total cholesterol/HDL ratio: 6.49 (outside normal limits)

    About three weeks later my doctor ordered another test. The report from April 13 was much better:

    • Glucose serum fasting: 6.9 mmol/L (much lower than before, but still outside normal limits)
    • Cholesterol: 4.81 mmol/L
    • Triglycerides: 2. 88 mmol/L (much better than before, but still outside normal limits)
    • HDL cholesterol: 0.93 mmol/L (better and within normal limits)
    • LDL calculated cholesterol: 2.56 (this time available and within normal limits)
    • Total cholesterol/HDL ratio: 5.17 (much better, but still outside normal limits)

    As I have not changed my eating habits during this period of time, obviously it is the Formula that made such a difference.

      Ron Z.
      Toronto, Canada

    The above testimonial has been reviewed and is the sole opinion of the listed individual.

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