According to researchers, it is good for diabetic patients to drink 20 grams of alcohol or less daily.
If you are a type 2 diabetic patient, then drinking one peg alcohol daily could be beneficial for you! After new research in China, a team of scientists have found that drinking small amounts of alcohol reduce triglycerides (fats present in the blood) and improves blood glucose. Research has found that small amounts of alcohol improve insulin resistance in diabetes patients and maintain metabolism. The research was presented at the annual meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain.
Why alcohol is beneficial in type 2 diabetes?
One special thing that emerged in this research is that drinking alcohol has no significant effect on the blood sugar of patients with type 2 diabetes. But lower triglycerides are also very beneficial for diabetic patients. People generally believe that it is important to have only blood sugar control in case of diabetes. But let us tell you that besides blood sugar, the amount of insulin in the body, insulin resistance, cholesterol and triglycerides etc. also play a major role, therefore it is very important to control them.
What do experts say?
However, by consuming alcohol together with diabetes medications, your blood sugar can decrease to dangerous levels, so ask your doctor before you start taking it. According to 'Diabetes UK', diabetes patients should be careful in consuming alcohol, as it reduces blood sugar, but can cause weight gain. Apart from this, people drinking alcohol in excess can become victim of hypoglycemia.
Alcohol prevents diabetes patients from a heart attack
According to this new research, after taking 1 peg of alcohol daily, patients triglycerides decreased by about 9 mg / dL. According to NIH USA, the level of triglycerides in a healthy person's body should be 150 mg / dL. If there are more triglycerides than this, the person is at risk of a heart attack. Therefore it can be assumed that drinking 1 peg of alcohol daily reduces the risk of a heart attack in patients with type 2 diabetes.
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