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Cholesterol and Triglycerides

People living with diabetes may be at risk for heart disease.

Follow the Mediterranean diet pattern to protect your heart and reduce your risk of heart disease.

People living with diabetes often have high LDL (bad) cholesterol and a higher than normal triglyceride level. Both high LDL (bad) cholesterol and a high triglyceride level puts you at risk for heart disease.

You can protect your heart and reduce your risk of heart disease by eating a Mediterranean diet pattern. A Mediterranean diet pattern is a way of eating and a lifestyle approach to manage your diabetes and health. This diet pattern can improve your health in many ways. Follow this diet pattern to help lower your LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Last Reviewed: 10/16/2016