How many of you suffer from Liver Damage

By BobMWade Latest Reply 2011-10-25 02:35:29 -0500
Started 2009-08-06 03:38:36 -0500

I'm just curious how many also have some type of liver damage, I'm getting infections now because my liver isn't eliminating toxins like it should. My younger sister has also been told by a doc that she has damage caused by Diabetes. I have a family of diabetics and all of us have multiple health problems. Obesity, nerve damage, UTI's, kidney damage, eye problems, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, you name it and someone in my family likely has it. I am currently waiting to hear results of a liver function test. So should know more in a few days.

5 replies

Sally 2009-08-08 12:46:12 -0500 Report

I had an enlarged liver at the onset of my diagnosis, and was told it was fatty. My dr has not checked it in over a year, I wonder if that could be the reason I can't seem to fight infections.

steely 2009-08-07 20:26:41 -0500 Report

My friend was diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver due to diabetes and obesity. He passed away today. So many things can go wrong, it boggles the mind.

Avera 2009-08-06 22:02:48 -0500 Report


Recently I've seen some articles on the Internet that answer some questions concerning this subject. All are from the Internet except the last one and it is a link to a discussion right here on Diabetic Connect. Here are the links. Hope this helps.

Anonymous 2009-08-06 21:34:41 -0500 Report

Periodically, for over the past thirty years I have had elevated liver enzymes, probably due to a fatty liver. Notice I referred to liver enzymes, not "liver function tests". (The two are frequently confused, even by physicians.) Despite the elevated enzymes, my liver function, thank goodness remains normal. HOWEVER, I drink alcohol in moderation and avoid it when I take metformin. I take Tylenol very judiciously. I try to avoid anything that would compromise my liver function and struggle to lose weight as the fatty liver is a potentially reversible condition. Thanks for inquiring and my best wishes for you and all your family members who live with diabetes.

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