|Figure 9: Hematoxylin and eosin stained liver section. A; normal control group showing preserved
liver architecture without any pathological changes (x200). Liver sections from diabetic
control group showing: severe hydropic degeneration and lobular inflammation (B, x400),
vascular congestion (C, x400), portal inflammation (D, x400) & sinusoidal dilatation
and congestion (E, x400). Liver sections from stevia treated group showing: improvement
of all the hepatic injuries with only mild hydropic degeneration, sinusoidal dilatation
and focal mild lobular inflammation (F, x400) and Mild vascular congestion (G, x400).
Liver sections from the glimepride treated group showing attenuation of the hepatic
injuries with mild hydropic degeneration, mild vascular congestion (H, x400). Liver
sections from the glimepride and stevia treated group showing marked improvement of
all the hepatic injuries with only mild focal hydropic degeneration (I, x400).