Screening for fatty liver in diabetics

It is well recognized that patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are at risk for fatty liver disease.

In a study published in Gut, liver stiffness measurements (LSM) and liver fat was assessed in almost 1800 diabetics using Fibroscan with controlled attenuation parameter (CAP).

72.8% of patients had NAFLD (defined by an increased CAP) and 17.7% had elevated liver stiffness suggestive of advanced fibrosis.

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