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Effect of alcohol and diabetes, Is it better to just quit if you have diabetes ?

Can you tell me the effect of alcohol and diabetes? Is it better to just quit if you have diabetes? Recently informed that I have diabetes
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Alcohol is known to damage pancreas. Pancreas produces insulin. In diabetes, the insulin productin is hampered leading to high sugar levels in blood. So taking alcohol while having diabetes will further worsen the condition. Best will be to just quit. Take help of deaddiction centers if not able to quit.

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