I've heard of diabetes developing as a result of antirejection meds, but not just because of liver disease, though I think sometimes it goes with a fatty liver. I'm sorry you now have this additional problem, but it sounds like you have a good doctor. They will likely try diet first. If that doesn't work, they may go to oral medication. Injections are a last resort. It's just something else for you to learn about and deal with.
Big hugs to you,
Mer and Connie,
The DR. did tell me that liver disease is associated with low sugar,but diabetes runs in my family,so it will be tricky to treat me. I guess I'm a good case for them to be educated more LOL. I hope we can do this with diet, I will try my best.
How are you both doing??
Thanks for the thoughts and my prayers go out to you all,
Post Edited (deedee48) : 9/23/2009 10:06:20 AM (GMT-6)
DeeDee, I did a little research for you. In Dr. Melissa Palmer's book: Hepatitis and Liver Disease, she states that many people with chronic active hep C also have high blood sugar levels. I have CAHC, but my glucose levels have always been in the high normal range. I do eat quite a few sweets, though mainly in the form of fresh fruit or frozen yogurt.
Dr. Palmer also states that people with AIH are at increased risk for diabetes, and that people with fatty liver or NASH often develop NON insulin-dependent diabetes.
Hope this helps a little.