Reasons Behind High Triglyceride Levels
There are various reasons behind hypertriglyceridemia. Below are the most common causes of high triglyceride in diabetes patients.
- Poorly controlled Type 2 diabetes – if your diabetes is not under control, you will likely to have high levels of blood sugar and insulin in your body.
- Consuming more calories than burning calories – triglycerides are quick energy source in between meals. If you do not use up the calories, your body will store leftover calories as triglycerides.
- High intake of carbohydrates – if you eat foods that are high in carbohydrates, your digestive system break down the food and extract glucose. The intestines into the bloodstream will then absorb the glucose.
- Obesity – if you are overweight or obese, you are likely to develop an elevated level of triglyceride. There is a stronger correlation between hypertriglyceridemia and excess waist circumference than with the BMI or body mass index.