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Saturday, May 25, 2013
A1c and triglycerides
My doctor said my triglycerides is high because my A1c is high. Why does that happen?
That is short hand for saying that uncontrolled (high) blood sugars can be associated with a worsening of triglyceride levels. Improving blood sugar control, losing weight, minimizing alcohol intake and adding exercise are all measures known to improve triglycerides - sometimes they are sufficient to normalize them and sometimes other drugs or nutritional measures are needed to control them.
Robert M Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati