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Diabetes, have elevated triglycerides. Can I take omega 3 supplements?

Dear doctor I am a known diabetic aged 47 and my HbA1C level is 7.2 CHOLESTEROL TOTAL 239 mg% , CHOLESTEROL HDL - DIRECT 49 mg% TRIGLYCERIDES 281 mg% , LDL CHOLESTEROL 134 mg% , VLDL CHOLESTEROL 56.2 mg% To reduce my triglycerides shall I take Omega 3 suppliments. If Yes then what is your recommended dosage ? Thanks in advance Manickam, Coimbatore,india
Asked On : Fri, 6 Jul 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Controlling your high total cholesterol,high triglycerides and high LDL cholesterol is much more important than taking omega 3 supplements.
While tight blood glucose control helps to prevent or reduce microvascular complications ,aggressive management of dyslipidemia along with other associated risk factors such as hypertension,obesity leads to prevention or slowing down of process of atherosclerosis,the mother of all macro vascular diseases like coronary artery disease,cerebrovascular disease and peripheral vascular disease.
80% of diabetics die of macro vascular diseases.
You can take two capsules of omega 3 in a day.
Answered: Sat, 14 Jul 2012
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