Indeed I agree that it would be very important for your husband to be tested for diabetes
, since with those lipid results alone we are able to diagnose a condition called metabolic syndrome
, a condition that increases the risk of having high blood pressure
and diabetes; at this moment the reason why the LDL cholesterol
cannot be accurately measured is because of the tryglycerides that are very high; he needs additional testing for his blood pressure, for diabetes and significant changes in his diet and hopefully exercise to improve these numbers, and if unable, he would need the help of medications.
Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN