Alcoholism is disease, here’s some resources to help you fight back:
Responsible Drinking: A Moderation Management Approach http://amzn.to/1ZdgP9f
I Need to Stop Drinking!: How to get back your self-respect. http://amzn.to/1VEqbeU
Why You Drink and How to Stop: A Journey to Freedom: http://amzn.to/1Q8pAv2
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Big Book: http://amzn.to/1N0rttl
Alcoholics: Dealing With an Alcoholic Family Member, Friend or Someone You Love: http://amzn.to/1j9cvH4
Watch more How to Understand Alcoholism videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/517398-How-Alcoholism-Can-Lead-to-Diabetes-Alcoholism
The question that has been asked of me is if alcoholism can lead to diabetes. And if so, how? The answer is chronic alcohol use can lead to diabetes.
The way it leads to diabetes is that chronic alcohol use can cause inflammation of the pancreas, and chronic inflammation of the pancreas can affect the production of insulin in the body. And that’s what causes diabetes. So that is why alcohol can be an actual primary determinate of diabetes.
The other way that heavy alcohol use can lead to diabetes or exacerbate diabetes is that alcohol has a high content of sugar. So if one is already diabetic, alcohol is really not indicated because of its sugar content. So, again, alcohol can actually be a primary cause of diabetes by chronically inflaming the pancreas, or it can actually make diabetes worse and interfere with the diabetes treatment because of the high sugar content in alcohol.