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Alcohol consumption leading to diabetes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help, ?
User :   I want to know the relationship between diabetes and alcohol, does it aggrevate diabetes?
User :   I want to know the relationship between alcohol and diabetes
Doctor :   yes in the long run due to the significant damage to the Liver there will be build up of the various toxins and the Metabolites and hence it shall lead to the raise in the Blood Sugars levels
User :   Can an alcoholic drink? If so how much?? My wife is 29, a diabetic.
Doctor :   Does she Drink too
User :   Yes she does, we are both alcoholics, but now she has reduced to 2 drinks(60 ml) a day
Doctor :   What is that she takes as a part of the Drink ?
Doctor :   Since teh concentrations are different for all
User :   Just hard drink(brandy or rum) mixed with plain water.
Doctor :   one drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men) may actually lower the risk of diabetes, the opposite is true for people who drink greater amounts of alcohol. Heavy alcohol use can cause chronic inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis), which can impair its ability to secrete insulin and ultimately lead to diabetes.

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