The effect of alcohol on metabolism of normal people and diabetic patients

Hippokratia 1998, 2(3):125-134

D. Karamitsos


Alcoholic beverages are included in various amounts in the everyday life of most of the people and can affect the glycemic control of diabetic patients. For many reasons such as toxic action on b-cells, increased tendency for hypoglycemia, caloric content, deterioration of chronic diabetic complications, dyslipidemia, hyperuricemia to mention only the metabolic effects, the diabetic patients must avoid the consumption of alcohol especially in the night.