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Journal of Diabetes Research
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 5625371, 7 pages
Review Article

A Different Perspective for Management of Diabetes Mellitus: Controlling Viral Liver Diseases

Department of Hepatology, Division 3, Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University and Teaching Hospital of Peking University, 8 Jingshundong Street, Beijing 100015, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Huichun Xing

Received 1 December 2016; Revised 21 January 2017; Accepted 30 January 2017; Published 2 March 2017

Academic Editor: Ruozhi Zhao

Copyright © 2017 Yingying Zhao and Huichun Xing. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Knowing how to prevent and treat diabetes mellitus (DM) earlier is essential to improving outcomes. Through participating in synthesis and catabolism of glycogen, the liver helps to regulate glucose homeostasis. Viral related liver diseases are associated with glycometabolism disorders, which means effective management of viral liver diseases may be a therapeutic strategy for DM. The present article reviews the correlation between DM and liver diseases to give an update of the management of DM rooted by viral liver diseases.