In-depth

Complications

Erectile dysfunction

Heart failure

Risk factors

Diabetes

Diabetes affects how your body uses blood sugar. Too much blood sugar over long periods can cause serious health problems, but treatments are available.

Symptoms

Fatigue

Tests and diagnosis

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.

Liver function tests

MRI

Needle biopsy

Dec. 22, 2015
References
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