Fatty Liver

Diane Dorfman
By Diane Dorfman Latest Reply 2015-03-20 03:59:18 -0500
Started 2015-03-13 11:37:55 -0500

So today I went to my Endocrinologist for my 3 month check up and to go over all my blood work.
My Dr. tells me everything looks good, lost 3 Ibs. since last appt. She took me off the Victoza which is a big plus for me! My A1c was 6.3 so that also went down a little. My problem is, my Liver Enzymes went up a little more than last time! So now I am freaking out! I feel like finally everything looks pretty good, but then I have this issue. God, does it ever just end?!


20 replies

calayx
calayx 2015-03-14 21:49:53 -0500 Report

Would any one be able to tell me what a "liver dump " is ?
Thanks.
Calayx

haoleboy
haoleboy 2015-03-14 23:05:41 -0500 Report

The liver stores excess glucose (sugar) in the form of glycogen. When we need a bit of energy the liver converts some of that glycogen back into glucose and "dumps" it back into the bloodstream.
One of the times we do this is early in the morning, as a means of making sure there is energy available to start our day. We also release insulin which allows that glucose to enter the cells. In non-diabetics, that insulin release is just enough to ensure that blood glucose levels return to normal quickly, but we diabetics are either insulin resistant or produce little or no insulin, meaning the glucose does not get taken into the cells but rather continues to circulate (which is where the trouble begins).

Steve

RebDee
RebDee 2015-03-14 18:15:52 -0500 Report

No reason to freak. You are doing quite well. I have always tried to keep an eye on my liver as my husband died from liver cancer (imagine having liver cancer in your bones — doctors don't know what to do about that). But since everything else is looking good, feel good about yourself. And NO it never ends unless you die so just keep on truckin' and do the best that you can just as all of our friends on Diabetes Connect try to do.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2015-03-15 15:40:37 -0500 Report

Sorry to hear about your husband! May I ask, was the liver cancer do from Diabetes?
Thanks,

mema67
mema67 2015-03-14 09:33:42 -0500 Report

Processed foods are bad for you especially if you have a fatty liver. Sandwich meat is an example.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-14 02:26:06 -0500 Report

Howdy Diane
i am taking for granted that you don't drink a lot. You probably have NAFLD (non achoholic fatty liver disease) This is what the Mayo clinic says: "Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is common and, for most people, causes no signs and symptoms and no complications" It goes on to say "But in some people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, the fat that accumulates can cause inflammation and scarring in the liver. This more serious form of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is sometimes called nonalcoholic steatohepatitis"

What to do about it? ". . . (D)octors typically work to treat the risk factors that contribute to your liver disease. For instance, if you're obese, your doctor can help you to lose weight through diet, exercise and, in some cases, medications and surgery . . . . ." ~ http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions...

I pray your NAFLD doesn't turn out to be serious

James

Yes it does end when life does.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2015-03-15 15:49:21 -0500 Report

Yes, mine is nonalcoholic…am a social drinker, but very limited! I'm about 25 pounds over weight and lack exercise, so I need to get my butt in gear and get more serious!

RebDee
RebDee 2015-03-15 20:37:13 -0500 Report

Find a friend and take a walk around the mall, looking into store windows but not buying.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-13 12:23:32 -0500 Report

Take the victories and know that if you can turn them around, you can turn the others as well. Gotta look for that silver lining.

Diane Dorfman
Diane Dorfman 2015-03-13 19:52:41 -0500 Report

Not sure how to do that with a Fatty Liver. Strict diet and excersise

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-14 08:58:06 -0500 Report

I do not know the official treatment for it, but cutting down on processed foods and carbohydrates that increase our triglycerides can help also with fatty liver. You are most likely already doing some of that with your diabetes. What did your doctor ask you to do to help clear it out.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2015-03-16 09:47:10 -0500 Report

Did he set any goals for you? Is there a way he keeps an eye on it to make sure it's getting better?

RebDee
RebDee 2015-03-14 18:17:40 -0500 Report

I don't drink alcoholic beverages, eat processed or fast foods, and watch my carbs with my NO WHITE Diet. I do the best that I can with what I got. All I can do is pray that that is enough.

calayx
calayx 2015-03-20 03:34:38 -0500 Report

I have non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver. Right now all my Dr s are predicting I have about 5+ years left before I'll need a transplant. I've been to UCLA to be added to their transplant list. They told me I needed to be sicker to be put on the list.
So in the meantime I follow the Dr s orders, wait and pray.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2015-03-20 03:59:18 -0500 Report

Calayx,
My late wife and I volunteered to watch a friend of the family for 3 to 6 mos post transplant. They denied us as my (late) wife had too many "medical challenges" herself. He could not find anyone to watch him and call 911 if he had a medical problem unfortunately he passed without the transplant.

I pray for your continued health and that you don't need the transplant
James