|Is Lipidystrophy Like Diabetes?
Dec 20, 1999
Just a thought from me. It seems that Lipidystrophy is similar to diabetes. In Diabetes the blood is flooded with sugar and in Lipidystrophy the blood is flooded with fats. In both cases, it seems, the body is not able to process them into the cells. Is there a hormone or chemical that is preventing the body from absorbing the fats? Is this the case? Or am I missing something? Do others see the similarity? Please comment.
Response from Dr. Dieterich
Actually, diabetes is often part of the lipodystrophy syndrome. The fat issues are caused by protease inhibitors mostly and the other problems may be caused by mitochondrial toxicity of the nucleosides. They do both interfere with metabolism, as does lack of insulin in diabetes. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.
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