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Anon_11642 posted:
Hi - my husband currently had an A1C which does not require fasting and it was 6.1 - he is a type 2 diabetic so feel that was pretty good. My question is that his triglycerides were 255 which is high but usually is a lot better.

Then I got to thinking he had this done after lunch - my question is if triglycerides would be higher after lunch. We thought he was just going to do an A1c but apparently dr ordered a lipid panel as well. Anyway, thank you and will look for an answer.

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cardiostarusa1 responded:
Hi:

......"if triglycerides would be higher after lunch"

WebMD Cholesterol & Triglycerides Health Center

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Fasting May Not Be Needed Before Cholesterol Test

Triglycerides, or blood fats, were the most sensitive to food. They varied by no more than 20% between people who had fasted and those who had not.

http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20121108/fasting-may-not-be-needed-before-cholesterol-test

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