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Not sure if anyone else can relate to this. I am a Type 2 diabetic and to cut a long story short, last year, after having an ultrasound scan, it was found (by chance) that i have a liver cyst and fatty liver. Naturally, (from what i have read up about it) i am very concerned but the doctors don't seem to be, they say that as my LFT's (liver function tests) have come back normal as far as they are concerned, it's OK. I have been to see a couple of different GP's at my surgery to have a chat and air my concerns but they just don't seem worried. Yes, i am pleased that my LFT's are normal but that doesn't mean to say that my liver is not damaged in some way as i have no idea how long i've had fatty liver, it could be years. I didn't really know that fatty liver is part of the metabolic syndrome which is part of diabetes, high BP and high cholesterol. I'm now on a mission to lose weight and cut out carbs, sugar and fats in my diet and i have already lost 10lbs in weight but am just wondering if it's too little too late as surely i should have been scanned for this at time of diagnosis of diabetes 7 years ago. A Fibroscan test is one that they can do to assess any liver damage but i guess they are costly and i haven't been offered this by my GP. I just can't believe that the doctors just leave something like this to chance - it makes me so angry!
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