Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetesNNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetesNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetesEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;LiverEndocrine system;Digestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Abdominal pain;Fatigue2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and why it occurs more often in people with type 2 diabetes.</p><p>Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition where fat builds up in the <a href="/Article?contentid=1468&language=English">liver</a>. The liver is a large organ on the upper right side of the abdomen (belly). It has many important jobs including cleaning the blood of toxins, controlling cholesterol levels and managing the body’s fuel supply.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>NAFLD occurs more often in people with type 2 diabetes and in people who are overweight.</li> <li>Children and teens who have type 2 diabetes should have an annual blood test to screen for NAFLD.</li> <li>Treatment for NAFLD includes gradual weight loss and proper blood sugar control.</li></ul>
Stéatose hépatique non alcoolique et diabèteSStéatose hépatique non alcoolique et diabèteNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetesFrenchEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;LiverEndocrine system;Digestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Abdominal pain;Fatigue2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Apprenez-en davantage sur la stéatose hépatique non alcoolique (SHNA) et apprenez pourquoi la maladie apparaît plus fréquemment chez les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 2.</p><p>La stéatose hépatique non alcoolique est une affection consistant en l’accumulation de graisses dans le <a href="/Article?contentid=1468&language=French">foie</a>. Le foie est un gros organe situé sur le côté supérieur droit de l’abdomen. Il accomplit un grand nombre de fonctions importantes, notamment le nettoyage des toxines du sang, le contrôle du taux de cholestérol et la gestion de l’approvisionnement en énergie du corps.</p><h2>À retenir</h2><ul><li>La SHNA survient plus fréquemment chez les personnes atteintes de diabète de type 2 et chez les personnes en surpoids.</li><li>Les enfants et les adolescents qui ont le diabète de type 2 devraient subir un test sanguin annuel afin de dépister la SHNA.</li> <li>Le traitement contre la la SHNA comprend une perte pondérale progressive et un contrôle approprié de la glycémie. </li></ul>

 

 

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes2529.00000000000Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetesNon-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetesNEnglishEndocrinologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)Pancreas;LiverEndocrine system;Digestive systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)Abdominal pain;Fatigue2017-11-20T05:00:00ZCatherine Pastor, RN, MN, HonBScVanita Pais, RD, CDEAndrea Ens, MD, FRCPCJennifer Harrington, MBBS, PhD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Learn about non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and why it occurs more often in people with type 2 diabetes.</p><p>Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition where fat builds up in the <a href="/Article?contentid=1468&language=English">liver</a>. The liver is a large organ on the upper right side of the abdomen (belly). It has many important jobs including cleaning the blood of toxins, controlling cholesterol levels and managing the body’s fuel supply.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>NAFLD occurs more often in people with type 2 diabetes and in people who are overweight.</li> <li>Children and teens who have type 2 diabetes should have an annual blood test to screen for NAFLD.</li> <li>Treatment for NAFLD includes gradual weight loss and proper blood sugar control.</li></ul><figure class="asset-c-80"><span class="asset-image-title">Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/non_alcoholic_fatty_liver_disease_EN.jpg" alt="Location of the liver in the body shown with a side by side comparison of a healthy liver and liver cells versus non-alcoholic fatty liver and fatty cells" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a condition where fat builds up in the liver.</figcaption> </figure> <p>NAFLD occurs more often in people with <a>type 2 diabetes</a> and in people who are overweight. About one in every five teenagers or children with type 2 diabetes has NAFLD. If NAFLD is not treated, it can lead to scarring of the liver and may even lead to liver cancer or liver failure. Many people with NAFLD have no symptoms. Others may have belly pain, fatigue or jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). </p><h2>Diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)</h2><p>A blood test can be done to help look for NAFLD. This test looks at a specific enzyme called alanine aminotransferase (ALT), which is a marker of damage to the liver. Teens and children with type 2 diabetes should have this blood test done every year starting at diagnosis. </p><h2>Treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)</h2><p>The main treatment for NAFLD is gradual weight loss and keeping blood glucose (sugar) levels in target. It is important to work with the <a href="/Article?contentid=2511&language=English">diabetes team</a> to make sure you lose weight safely.</p><p>For more information, visit the <a href="https://www.liver.ca/patients-caregivers/liver-diseases/nafld-in-childhood/">Canadian Liver Foundation​</a> website.</p> ​​ Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and diabetes

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