An occasional glass of alcohol does not present any health problems. But over-consumption can raise high blood sugar levels and cause other health problems..
- The effects of alcohol to the body are dependent on the amount consumed. Too much alcohol may cause problems that range from drowsiness to death.
- Other factors such as race, gender, age, health and physical condition contribute to the severity of the effects of alcohol.
- Excessive alcohol consumption interferes with blood sugar levels and the hormones that regulate blood sugar.
People with diabetes have to be very careful when it comes to drinking alcohol. It is a good idea that they talk to their doctor so that they thoroughly understand the risks involved.
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