Healthy Living

Liver Inflammation Increases Cholesterol in Diabetes Patients

Patient’s Prevention/Vigilance

There are ways to protect against these complications and to ward off fatty liver disease. Some precautionary measures include:

  • Avoiding alcohol and/or keep intake to a small amount
  • Losing weight if necessary; maintain a healthy weight
  • Keeping cholesterol levels, especially LDL and triglycerides down
  • Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels
  • Sticking to a healthy diet
  • Taking the right steps to lower blood pressure

Also, communicating with one’s health practitioner on a consistent basis helps. A doctor might order an ultrasound of the liver upon the diagnosis of diabetes in order to get a baseline reading. Afterward, periodic checks of liver function should be expected.