Liver Disease and Diabetics

By MAYS Latest Reply 2010-02-27 02:52:16 -0600
Started 2010-02-27 01:09:35 -0600

Liver disease is one of the biggest killers amongst diabetics Liver disease causes more deaths in type 2 diabetics than cardiovascular disease. The liver diseases that can occur in diabetics include nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver and hepatocellular carcinoma. Diabetics also face an increased risk of hepatitis C and acute liver failure.

Metabolic syndrome, alcohol and hepatitis C are the biggest culprits for chronic liver disease in the US. Exercise and weight loss can alleviate nonalcoholic fatty liver disease but thiazolidinediones, metformin and 3-hydroxy-3-methyhlglutaryl coenzyme A inhibitors are being developed as possible treatments for the condition. Diabetes mellitus is the fifth leading cause of death in the US and affects about 17 million people.

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Florida54 2010-02-27 02:52:16 -0600 Report

I found your article very informative. I had no idea that diabetes was so related to liver disease, etc. Many years ago, I had my gallbladder taken out and now find out that I have gallstones in my pancreatic duct. I went to have an endoscopy and it was cancelled because of an EKG they took at the time. I have since been to a cardiologist who told me that I have no blocked arteries, etc. I am on the medication Melaformin, but am having a lot of problems with the other diagnosis of the gallstones in my pancreatic duct. Thanks so much for your article.