High cholesterol/triglicerides. Can this be associated to poor fat absorption in CD?

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   Posted 9/14/2007 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
Received blood test results today and my triglicerides are high which supprises me because I don't eat a diet high in fats or sugars. I have one cup of coffee per day with cream and sugar, and I usually have a bit of cheese everyday...I don't eat red meat, bacon, eggs etcl.....
Someone mentioned to me that CD patients may have highter cholesterol levels because of poor absorption..What do you think?
And does CD make us more prone to Diabetes?
Just wondering,
50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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   Posted 9/14/2007 3:20 AM (GMT -6)   
marie... just the opposite would be true. if you dont absorb the fats the levels would be lower , not higher. like for me because of malabsorbtion due to loss of bowel, my cholesterol is routinely under 80. they have to give me fats to keep it up.


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   Posted 9/14/2007 4:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I actually have low cholesterol both good and bad as well as tri
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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   Posted 9/14/2007 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Me too!

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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   Posted 9/14/2007 6:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi My cholesterol is good but pred. has upped my glucose.Pred can also cause fat desposits in the body . lol gail

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   Posted 9/14/2007 7:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Considering the weight I've gained in the last 8 years or so I thought my numbers would be pretty high and I still keep an eye on them, but my doctors have told me they won't get high because of malabsorption. My LDL, HDL are low with a great ratio, my triglycerides are 55, and even on a bad day (high sugar/carb diet) my glucose doesn't get above 90. So why have I gained so much weight, lol?
25+years diagnosed with CD. 
Numerous surgeries, permanent ostomy, adverse reactions to Remicade finally off of Prednisone, hoping for a long remission from this last surgery. 

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