What are the diet suggestions for a diabetic patient with liver cirrhosis and severe complications?

Mange Carbs. If you have diabetes, your body cannot make or properly use insulin. This leads to high blood sugar. Healthy eating helps keep your blood sugar in your target range. Carbohydrates have the most impact on your blood sugar levels. A local hospital dietician would be happy to talk w/ you. I do not think the liver would require any specific restrictions other than alcohol. Rj.

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Depends. People with cirrhosis can live many years, but once they start developing complication of ascites (fluid build up in belly), confusion (hepatic encephalopathy), varices (vomiting blood) or liver cancer, the life expectancy is much less. The way to increase your life expectancy is to have a liver doctor help manage the above, and to stop drinking alcohol as you can possibly heal your liver. Read more...

I'm online now. Type your question here. I am a liver cirrhosis patient. My albumin level is 2.5. Please sources of food to improve the albumin?

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Why is it a liver cirrhosis patient find it hard to swallow foods?

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What if the patient has liver cirrhosis (alcohol) and his kidneys have failed/are failing. Can Dialysis help. He is unconcious:- (?

Poor prognosis . Renal failure in a patient with end-staged liver disease portends a very poor prognosis. Hepatorenal syndrome is complex and poorly understood but mortality is very high within weeks of development. While dialysis can prolong life, unless he is a liver transplant candidate, his quality and length of life will be severely curtailed. . Read more...

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I have numbness of feet been told diabetes caused it but I have liver cirrhosis and heard that could cause it. How could I find out which is the reaso?

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It's moot. Cirrhosis seldom produces a neuropathy, but the alcoholism that may have caused often leaves a stocking anesthesia even after sobriety is achieved. Diabetes can produce the same loss of feeling. It's not an issue, Jim, since neither has a specific treatment. The key is that diabetes is manageable and cirrhosis largely reversible on removing the cause. Read more...