This study aimed at monitoring possible
changes in hepatocellular lipids, γ-adenosine triphosphate and inorganic
phosphate contents using 1H- and 31P-MRS in patients with
type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus in the 1st year and at 5 years
after diagnosis. Hepatocellular lipids content was higher at the 5-year follow-up in type
2, but not in type 1 diabetes patients. Diabetes patients generally exhibited decreases
of phosphorus metabolites during the first 5 years of the disease.