Blood tests revealed he had extremely high levels of a type of fat called triglycerides. Normal levels are considered to be anything below 150 milligrams per deciliter. Very high levels are above 500 milligrams. The man had an extraordinary 14,000 milligrams. The levels of triglycerides were so high his blood had turned a milky color, LiveScience reports.
The man was diagnosed with hypertriglyceridemia, a condition where a person has high levels of triglycerides.
Further tests revealed the man had diabetic ketoacidosis, a dangerous complication of the disease where the body breaks down fat, leading to a build-up of acids in the blood. The high levels of triglycerides also put the man at risk of pancreatitis, where the pancreas becomes inflamed.