Question of the Week | Diabetes and NASH, what is the link?

The provider referred RT, a 72-year-old with type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty steatohepatitis (NASH), for an appointment with the diabetes care and education specialist.  RT is frightened because their brother died of liver cancer. 

Which of the following is the most accurate statement regarding NASH and diabetes?

    1. NASH is when intrahepatic fat is equal to or greater than 5% of liver weight.
    2. About 30% of people with diabetes and extra weight also have NASH.
    3. There are standardized medication algorithms to guide the treatment of NASH.
    4. Risk of NASH is greater in people who consume excess alcohol and processed foods.

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