Liver disease in patients with diabetes mellitus

J Clin Gastroenterol. 2006 Jan;40(1):68-76. doi: 10.1097/01.mcg.0000190774.91875.d2.


Diabetes mellitus is a growing health concern in our society. In addition to the well-known cardiovascular, renal, and ophthalmologic complications of diabetes, liver-related complications occur commonly and are often underrecognized. The ensuing article will review the relationship between diabetes mellitus and two common liver diseases: chronic hepatitis C and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. The association with diabetes and cirrhosis, acute liver failure, hepatocellular carcinoma, and outcomes following orthotopic liver transplantation will also be discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diabetes Complications / epidemiology*
  • Diabetes Mellitus / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Liver Diseases / epidemiology*
  • Liver Diseases / therapy
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Prevalence