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How to manage diabetes and elevated liver enzymes?


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Hi doctor,

I am a diabetic, and I am sharing my recent reports for your review. Two months back, my fasting blood sugar was 270 mg/dl, mentioned as units, and postprandial (PP) was 380. However, this month, the levels have improved to fasting 180 and PP (post-prandil) 310. My doctor mentioned that my SGOT (serum glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase) and SGPT levels are elevated, possibly due to regular alcohol intake, but I have only consumed alcohol four times in the last six months and have informed the doctor about this. Currently, I am on insulin for eight days, taking prescribed medications, and following a diet that excludes outside foods and oily items. I would like to understand the reasons behind these changes and the potential impact on my health, seeking advice on a suitable diet plan.


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I understand your concern and will try to help you with it.

Please continue with the medication as prescribed by your doctor. Regarding your elevated Serum Glutamic Oxaloacetic Transaminase (SGOT) and Serum Glutamic Pyruvic Transaminase (SGPT) levels, these are liver enzymes that can become elevated in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD develops due to excess weight, leading to the accumulation of fat in the liver. Weight reduction achieved through adherence to a strict diet and daily exercise regimen can be highly beneficial. Furthermore, weight loss efforts may also contribute to lowering blood glucose levels. As part of your dietary adjustments, it is advisable to steer clear of oily, fried, and processed foods, as well as to limit the consumption of sugars and outside food.

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