just curious

By mary73 Latest Reply 2010-08-25 14:34:52 -0500
Started 2010-03-22 12:57:08 -0500

can liver problems have an effect on sugar levels making sugar counts go high or low?

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judylynn4168 2010-08-25 14:34:52 -0500 Report

no it cant its what you eat .i have liver problems too and my sugars are fine .your liver is taking in the bad stuff so watch what you eat and your liver numbers will get better mine are . take care .JUDY

MAYS 2010-03-22 13:16:20 -0500 Report

Yes, problems with your liver can have an effect on your glucose levels.
Your liver can and does produce glucose to help aid the body in maintaining it's functions of survival, your liver stores glucose in the form of glycogen and releases it into your bloodstream in times of stress or times at rest, that's one of the reasons your glucose level becomes elevated overnight while you're asleep.

So if you have problems with your liver, your levels can become erratic at times, talk to your doctor to have test done by a endocrinologist.


MAYS 2010-03-22 13:33:02 -0500 Report

Some of the many functions of your liver include the following :

Produces bile for the break down of fats.
Converts glucose (sugars) to glycogen (stored sugar).
Filters harmful substances from the blood such as alcohol.
Storage of vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, D, E, & K).
Responsible for producing cholesterol. produces about 80% within the body.
Matures red blood cells.