Non-Alcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus: A dangerous duo.


  • Zainab Zaib Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad.
  • Sabir Khan Khattak Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar.
  • Asim Ali Shah Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.
  • Ayesha Akhtar Railway Hospital, Rawalpindi.



Metabolic Syndrome, Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


Objective: To determine the frequency of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Study Design: Cross sectional study. Setting: Department of Medicine Ayub Teaching Hospital Abbottabad. Period: August 2018 to Feb 2019. Material & Methods: A total of 153 patients, who were diagnosed case of diabetes were studied for the presence of NAFLD. Ultrasound abdomen was used to detect NAFLD. Data was recorded on a pro forma and analyzed using SPSS 20 version. Results: Out of 153 patients, there were 73 males (45.8%) whiles 83 females (54.2%). Patients were aged 30 – 80 years with mean ± SD as 54.60± 11.277 years. The mean duration of diabetes was 7.18±6.95 years. In our study 54.9 % (84) of the patients were having fatty liver on U/S scan, 35.3% have abnormal lipid profile and 35.3 % (54) were hypertensive, out of which 59.3% (32) were having fatty liver on scan with P value of 0.424. Conclusions: Type 2 diabetes patients have increased risk of development of NAFLD, prevalence being 54.9%. Post-menopausal females and those with dyslipidemia have more risk of developing of NAFLD among diabetics.

Author Biographies

Zainab Zaib, Ayub Teaching Hospital, Abbottabad.


Resident Surgeon


Sabir Khan Khattak, Hayatabad Medical Complex, Peshawar.


Resident Surgery


Asim Ali Shah, Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.


Resident Physician


Ayesha Akhtar, Railway Hospital, Rawalpindi.


Resident Physician