I have read that high triglycerides can increase your risk of heart disease, esp. if you are overweight and have high blood pressure to go along with it. I
f your blood sugars have been high lately, this can cause your triglycerides to be high as well. Alcohol and smoking can also contribute to higher levels, as can thyroid disorders.
My dad, not a diabetic, has pretty high triglycerides (he has a thyroid problem, too), and when he quit smoking, these #s improved quite a bit. Working in doctors' offices over the years, I have seen #s quite a bit higher than yours are. 150 or less is considered "normal" range now, though at one point, 200 or less was considered normal.
What does your doctor suggest you do to get them to a more "normal" range?