Higher risk of liver disease seen with type 1 diabetes

11/20/2012 | Healio

On initial liver biopsy, type 1 diabetes patients showed a lower prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and cirrhosis, but more diagnoses of glycogen storage disease than those with type 2 diabetes, a British study indicated. However, on follow up exams, researchers found the prevalence of cirrhosis was 301.5 per 100,000 in type 1 diabetes patients compared with only 76.3 per 100,000 in the general population.

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