La Quinta, California (PressExposure) September 24, 2009 -- Carter Sinclair Diabetes Org Newsletter 01 covers all about Facts Information about diabetes and alcohol -- a problem with insulin. Either the body doesn't make any insulin, it doesn't make enough insulin, or it doesn't use insulin properly (insulin is a hormone secreted by your pancreas).
Insulin helps maintain the proper level of a sugar (glucose) in your blood. Glucose is your body's fuel. Cells use it to produce energy to grow and function. It leads to serious problems such as blindness, impotence, loss of limbs, and death.
Drinking alcohol in moderation is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes, according to a large-scale Scandinavian study. Moderate drinkers are less likely to have type 2 diabetes than are abstainers, according to the findings of 15 different studies that followed a total of 369,862 men and women for an average of 12 years. Light to moderate drinkers of alcoholic beverages have a 30% to 40% lower diabetic risk than do abstainers. Consuming alcohol directly improves the action of insulin in patients with type 2 diabetes according to a major research study.
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