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Diabetes tends to lower “good” cholesterol levels and raise triglyceride and “bad” cholesterol levels, which increases the risk for heart disease and stroke. This common condition is called diabetic dyslipidemia. Diabetic dyslipidemia means your lipid profile is going in the wrong direction.
Your total cholesterol score is calculated using the following equation: HDL + LDL + 20 percent of your triglyceride level. With HDL (good) cholesterol, higher levels are better. A low LDL (bad) cholesterol level is considered good for your heart health. Triglyceride is a form of fat.
High cholesterol levels put you at risk for atherosclerosis (fatty buildups of plaque in artery walls). These deposits can contribute to blocking the blood flow to a part of the heart muscle and cause a heart attack. A high LDL level indicates an increased risk of heart disease. Atherosclerosis in arteries in or leading to the brain can result in stroke.
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