Journal article

Should patients with type 2 diabetes and raised liver enzymes be referred for further evaluation of liver disease?

Ingrid J Hickman, Anthony J Russell, Johannes B Prins, Graeme A Macdonald

Diabetes Res Clin Pract | Published : 2008

Abstract

Raised liver enzymes are common in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) but often considered benign. Non-alcoholic fatty liver was the cause in 65% of cases but other causes included alcoholic liver disease and viral hepatitis. Cirrhosis was identified in 11 patients. There is a significant burden of advanced liver diseases from a variety of aetiologies in patients with T2DM.

University of Melbourne Researchers