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mbuster 08-29-2019 22:29

Triglycerides
 
One of the many complications associated with diabetes are heart diseases. Although cholesterol is making all the news, triglycerides probably play a bigger role. Insulin resistance may play a part in that by not letting the body utilize glucose properly, with excess being converted to triglycerides and eventually stored as fat for future use.

Here is an article from Doc' Opinion (a cardiologist in Iceland) that tells a little about triglycerides and offers some what to do about it info.

Anybody out there dealing with high triglycerides or anybody who has dealt them in the past? Join in to ask questions, offer what has helped with your trigs, or add links to good articles on the subject.

vicky3vicky 09-01-2019 06:06

I tried to read the article, but I am so freaking out about my health right now that I was unable to absorb the material. One thing that did register though, was the mention that tamoxifen can raise triglycerides. I am not on tamoxifen, but I am on letzorole, which is another breast cancer medication that suppresses estrogen production [yes, estrogen is still produced after menopause] in women[and men] with estrogen positive breast cancer. I wonder if there is a correlation.

What is so weird about having T2 diabetes is that i have never been close to obese, or sedentary [ Autistic wirh ADHD, we don't STOP moving] and I have only eaten one "twinkie" in my entire life.[ I decided to taste one when Hostess was going bankrupt]
I don't know what to do. I am working out every day, eat OMAD, LCHF, take a walk after my meal, but everything in my body is so messed up.

Being Autistic, I am fully aware that the average Autistic person lives an average of more than 30 years less than the average non_Autistic person. At 65 years old, for an Autistic person, that makes me ancient.

There is a much higher rate of suicide among Autistic people, but that does not account for the entire disparity in the lifespan rates.

I NEED to live for a lONG time, because my youngest son is very ill and i am his caretaker.

I am sorry for being so rambly, but I am really having difficulty dealing with all that is going on.

mbuster 09-01-2019 10:48

I think you have, and will continue, to beat the odds. I think, and my opinion and a dollar will you get you a plain cup of coffee at your local coffee shop, many things are affected by the very foods we eat. I believe your diet of real foods and reduced or eliminated processed foods is very much in your favor for many ailments. I think you should discuss with someone on your medical team about your meds and any interactions with each other and their effects on your body, ie the raising of trigs. What else could they be doing individually or in conjunction with others. Then you can take a deep breath, relax, and reduce the freaking out.

itissteve 09-01-2019 21:34

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Originally Posted by vicky3vicky (Post 1321947)
I NEED to live for a lONG time, because my youngest son is very ill and i am his caretaker.

I am sorry for being so rambly, but I am really having difficulty dealing with all that is going on.

Stress can wreak havoc with a body. Being a primary caretaker for someone who is very sick has its own stress, as you well know (as do I, since I support my mother as primary caretaker for my brother, who has a severe neuromuscular disease). Part of your self-care must include ways to care for yourself. You certainly are working on the nutritional aspect. But you cannot ignore the emotional aspect, either.

And, not to veer too far off-topic, but your son's care -- once you can no longer care for him -- really needs a "Plan B". Perhaps you already have one in place. But it can take far less than death to incapacitate you and prevent you from being your son's primary caretaker. We have plans in place for when my mother can no longer manage my brother's physical needs (I am part of those plans). I urge you to ease some of the stress on yourself by figuring out what comes next for you and your son (if you haven't already worked that out).

vicky3vicky 09-02-2019 17:29

Thanks to both of you. Your calm, encouraging, and pragmatic responses helped me calm down.
Though my BMI is in the normal range, I have always been quite thin, which I am not now. I am hoping by losing the weight to get to a 20 or 21, which is the weight I have been at most of my adult life, so is the norm for ME,that both my triglyceride level and morning fasting numbers will get better.
I also was reading[and watching Dr. Berg and Dr. Fung videos] and I guess that my triciglycerides might go down after I get to my regular weight and that it is common for BG to rise during a 3 day fast.
Okay, I am getting rambly again, so I am still pretty worried, but doing so much better. Thanks again.

vicky3vicky 09-02-2019 20:05

I have been sprinkling cinnamon in my tea for awhile now. After doing some reading today, and hearing about its' potential positive effect on triglycerides,[ and so many things having to do with diabetes] I will be taking a full teaspoon, starting tonight, in my tea after going to bed [will set alarm for 2AM to take it and will be able to see after a bit if it helps with asting blood sugar, which will help triglycerides]. I am hoping that, with the gazillion other things I am doing, it will help both with my tryclerides and fasting blood sugar. And I am continuing to lose weight. I go to my health provider next the middle of next month, and she is going to do a full panel of bloodwork, so I will be able to see the difference, if any.
I am also going to ask her to test to see if my insulin production is low or if it is all insulin resistence. My father and my brother were both thin active people who became diabetic and they were both put on insulin shortly after diagnosis and died on dialysis. I am trying to stay off of insulin. I am already on 17 medications [cancer is the "gift that keeps on giving"] and I am praying not to have to add insulin to it. Or die from cardiac arrest because of triglyerides.
Other spices I am taking to help with my triglycerides are turmeric, ginger, cumin, cayenne, apple cider vinegar [not an herb] and would welcome other suggestions.

mbuster 09-02-2019 21:46

I use cinnamon in my coffee every morning, heaped 1/2 tspn because I like the taste. I take a turmeric supplement, garlic supplement, and use the spices you mention. I use 1-2 TBS apple cider vinegar with a couple of TBS olive and flaxseed oil as salad dressing. I don't know if they help or not, but I take them because they are supposed to. My cardiologist had me switch from fish oil to krill oil, both are supposed to help raise HDL.

1r1shayes 09-16-2019 15:00

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Anybody out there dealing with high triglycerides or anybody who has dealt them in the past? Join in to ask questions, offer what has helped with your trigs, or add links to good articles on the subject.

High trigs are the result of over-consumption of carbs. Cut the carbs and your trigs will plummet. Fact.

Following a keto diet has reversed my T2 diabetes, lowered my cholesterol, fixed my high blood pressure, and cured my IBS/recurrent diverticulitis.


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