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could you tell me what's the connection between diabetes and triglycerides?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
High TG: One of the earliest evidences of developing type 2 dm is elevated triglyceride level.

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Any connection between diabetes and triglyceride levels?

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez-mendoza
Pediatric Endocrinology 42 years experience
Many: In diabetes since you cannot metabolize( burn) glucose for energy you try to get it from fat (by way of triglycerides) and protein. Diabetes type 2 is also associated with the metabolic syndrome (high triglycerides and low HDL cholesterol).

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