Does Diabetes Affect The Gallbladder?

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  • Gallstones are small, hard deposits that can form in the gallbladder, a sac-like organ that lies under the liver in the upper right side of the abdomen.
  • The process of gallstone formation (cholelithiasis) is generally slow, and usually most gallstones do not cause pain or other symptoms.
  • Women (particularly if pregnant), diabetics and overweight individuals are at increased risk for developing gallbladder disease.
  • Gallbladder cancer is rare. Survival rates are one the rise, but...
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