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Diabetes and Fatty Liver

One in seven adults in Bexar County have Diabetes.  More than half of Type 2 Diabetics have

Fatty Liver

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose (also called blood sugar) is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from food. Insulin is a hormone made by your pancreas which helps glucose get from your food to cells to be used for energy. If your body doesn’t make enough insulin or use it well, glucose stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. Over time, too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems.

With Type 2 Diabetes, the most common type of Diabetes, your body does not make or use insulin well. It can develop at any age but most often this type of Diabetes occurs in middle age or older people.

Who is affected by Diabetes?

  • An estimated 30.3 million people in the United States, or 9.4 percent of the population have Diabetes.
  • About 1 in 4 people with Diabetes don’t know they have it.
  • An estimated 84.1 million Americans age 18 and older have prediabetes.

What is Fatty Liver?

Fatty Liver Disease is a common disorder where there is buildup of excess fat in the liver. Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease has four stages that start with the buildup of excess fat but may progress and lead to scarring and irreversible damage to the liver.

Who is affected by Fatty Liver Disease?

  • About 100 Million Americans have Fatty Liver (NAFLD) and some may not know it.
  • An estimated 30 million Americans have Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) a progressive stage of Fatty Liver Disease.

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes

Family History

Overweight

High Blood Pressure

Ethnicity

Risk Factors for Fatty Liver Disease

Overweight

Type 2 Diabetes

High Blood Pressure

Family History

More about Diabetes and Fatty Liver

CTT in the News

New Hope for Type 1 Diabetes

Dr. Douglas Denham, medical director of CTT, talks to reporter Jeremy Baker about a new device being tested for Type 1 Diabetes

CBS KENS 5 »

San Antonians with Type 2 Diabetes Among First to Test Oral Insulain

CTT Medical Director, Dr. Douglas Denham, talks about a study for oral insulin.

Rivard Report »

Type 2 Diabetes Study

Dr. Douglas Denham, Chief Medical Director of CTT, talks to reporter Camilla Rambaldi about an implantable device for managing diabetes.

NBC WOAI 4 »

Dr. Douglas Denham Talks about Pre-Diabetes

CTT talks with report Jeremy Baker about Pre-Diabetes, a condition that affects thousands of unsuspecting adults.

CBS KENS 5 »

New Drug to Treat Fatty Liver Disease

Dr. Douglas Denham, medical director of CTT, talks to reporter Camilla Rambaldi about a new drug being reviewed by the FDA for Fatty Liver Disease.

NBC News 4 San Antonio»

Fatty Liver Disease On the Rise

CTT Medical Director, Dr. Douglas Denham, talks about the rise of fatty liver in a national story.

ABC KSAT 12 »

Type 2 Diabetes Study

Dr. Douglas Denham, Chief Medical Director of CTT, talks to reporter Camilla Rambaldi about an implantable device for managing diabetes.

NBC WOAI 4 »

Fatty Liver Disease Blog Post

At Clinical Trials of Texas, Inc. (CTT), we do medical research on new drugs to treat many different types of diseases. One of these diseases – Fatty Liver Disease — has actually been around for a long time, but there haven’t been any real treatments for it until recently.
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