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Great Article On Management of Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome in HCV

Here is the article:

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/hep_c/news/2007/121206_a.html

This may be helpful to both HCV+ members, and post treatment SVR's.
Doctors are finally beginning to recognize the connection between HCV and Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, and related disorders.

DoubleDose
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thanks for the info. very helpful to me as I have both diabetes and hep c. funny when I first started treating for both I asked both doctors if they thought there was a connection of course they both said no, I guess not that funny.
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this article sounds like my situation except i'm a 2b..i finished tx in october and 6 week pcr is negative...although i dropped about 20 lbs this year on tx, i still am battling my blood sugar. i am currently taking 3 metformin daily and my sugar is still high...i have added more exercise since i finished tx and i am trying to lose more weight..hopefully my blood sugar levels will decrease.. i also have an increasingly worsening fatty liver over the past year...
                                  thanks for the post,alan
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Another factor in deciding if treatment is for you. It sounds like your chances of SVR are almost nil if you have diabetes brought on by the virus.

                                                        Ron
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Does this also correlate into what Scuby was saying the other day about high sugar levels maybe?

I didn't have time to read the link yet but I hope that Scuby is aware if it does!
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How did you arrive at that conclusion? I just skimmed the article so if it's there I missed it and would appreciate you directing me. Mike
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is a known complication of all types of liver disease, but research indicates that hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection plays a more direct role in abnormal glucose metabolism - an association that appears to differ based on HCV genotype. Studies have shown that HCV infection is associated with a higher rate of diabetes, and that blood glucose abnormalities, in turn, are linked to more severe fibrosis. Sustained responders to interferon-based therapy typically experience improved insulin sensitivity - though patients with insulin resistance are less likely to respond to anti-HCV treatment.

                                                          Ron
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