Impact of diabetes on the severity of liver disease.

  title={Impact of diabetes on the severity of liver disease.},
  author={Ingrid J. Hickman and Graeme A. Macdonald},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={120 10},
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is higher in patients who have liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, chronic viral hepatitis, hemochromatosis, alcoholic liver disease, and cirrhosis. The development of diabetes in patients with cirrhosis is well recognized, but evidence is emerging that the development of chronic liver disease and progression to cirrhosis may occur after the diagnosis of diabetes and that diabetes plays a role in the initiation and progression of liver… CONTINUE READING