Should I choose cholesterol-free fish oil supplements if I have diabetes?

Ask your doctor if he or she thinks it's worth it for you to find a cholesterol-free variety. But chances are good that you don't have to worry at all about the small amount of cholesterol (about 10 milligrams) in your fish oil capsules.

Fish oil will lower your triglycerides and may help raise your "good" cholesterol. And the latest research shows that even notoriously high-cholesterol egg yolks are back in favor. It seems now that eggs are good for your diabetes and your heart. And those weigh in at 200 milligrams of cholesterol per yolk.

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Diabetes mellitus (MEL-ih-tus), often referred to as diabetes, is characterized by high blood glucose (sugar) levels that result from the body’s inability to produce enough insulin and/or effectively utilize the insulin. Diabetes ...

is a serious, life-long condition and the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism (the body's way of digesting food and converting it into energy). There are three forms of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that accounts for five- to 10-percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes may account for 90- to 95-percent of all diagnosed cases. The third type of diabetes occurs in pregnancy and is referred to as gestational diabetes. Left untreated, gestational diabetes can cause health issues for pregnant women and their babies. People with diabetes can take preventive steps to control this disease and decrease the risk of further complications.

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