Alcohol Concern have done it again! Producing an excellent information sheet on alcohol and diabetes a chronic life-limiting illness where rates of diagnosis are climbing exponentially in this country partly because of the increasing rates of obesity.
In 2010 as many as three million people were estimated to have diabetes in England. The condition can lead to a number of serious health conditions. It has been estimated that Type 2 diabetes, the most common form of the condition, costs the UK economy nearly £9 billion every year – a figure which is set to sharply increase in the future.
Here it is:
And the take-away?
Consuming large amounts of alcohol – particularly through binge drinking – may increase the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. While people who have developed diabetes do
not necessarily need to give up alcohol, those treating it with tablets or insulin should monitor their blood glucose levels whenever they are consuming alcohol.