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Abnormal liver function levels

Discussion in 'Diabetes Complications' started by babyboscher, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. babyboscher

    babyboscher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm hoping someone can help me!

    I am a type 1 diabetic and have been for 9 years. Last year I was hospitalised twice with DKA and it wasn't until my second time that my doctor said that my liver function was abnormal. Since then I've had blood tests to keep an eye on it and my liver function level has still remained fairly raised. It's now coming up to a year and for 2 months my liver function was almost normal but now my levels have raised again. It has seemed to become more of a concern at my appointments to keep checking.

    Does anyone know what could be the problem or what might be happening? Is it a complication from my diabetes or is it something completely irrelevant??

    I don't know what to do so I'm hoping someone can help me please.
     
  2. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Not too sure to be honest if it's related to your diabetes, what does your diabetes consultant say?
     
  3. tammy37

    tammy37 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Hi I'm type 2 and i have had liver function tests that have been abnormal the doctor as said it's fatty liver and nothing too serious. They just monitor it xx
     
  4. babyboscher

    babyboscher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    They haven't said anything regard to my diabetes but they just keep checking it but not saying much. However they do seem quite worried about it :(
     
  5. babyboscher

    babyboscher Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I can try and put my mind at rest :)
     
  6. Paulabetts

    Paulabetts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I had nafld non alcoholic fatty liver disease for a few years but as my weight came down it improved I no have normal readings Im type 2
     
  7. jack412

    jack412 Type 2 · Expert

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    I would ask your nurse to explain the results to you.
     
  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    I have suffered with high liver function, fatty liver, high cholestrol, high BP. - till I started low carbing.
    Now I haven't!!
    I also weigh a lot less and feel great!
     
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    Emma_P23 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been type 1 for 18 years and have also been told my liver function is high. It was put down to having fatty liver and that was it. I'm perfect weight for my height but I don't low carb so maybe that's the reason. If in doubt then ask your doctors.
     
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    auraura Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, l am type 1 and after abnormal lft's was diagnosed with primary biliary cirrhosis another autoimmune condition which has a link with type 1 diabetes. I was told by my consultant l had a confused immune system! But you can have abnormal lft results without anything developing from them, so try not to worry too much.
     
  13. noblehead

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    Try not to worry, at least they are keeping an eye on things and will no doubt do regular blood checks, next time you see the consultant do ask if it's diabetes related.
     
  14. SparkJack

    SparkJack Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I too had similar results until I moved to a new practice. New Doctor said vitamin D levels were in my boots. Took vitamin D tablets with calcium and liver function tests were normal. Was warned that the liver may still be fatty etc just not showing up in blood test anymre
     
  15. babyboscher

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    Okay thank you everyone! I will look into some research!
     
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