Tagged: Diabetes

NEWS: Quitting, Reducing Alcohol Use Improves Diabetes II Outcomes

A first of its kind study shows that reducing alcohol use by as little as two units per week may have long-term health benefits for people with diabetes.
Concerning alcohol and diabetes the situation has long been complicated. This new study, published in Cardiovascular Diabetology, therefore helps elucidate the science further. Meta-analysis have confirmed that there is a U-shaped relationship between the average amount of alcohol consumed per day and the risk of type 2 diabetes. For example, chronic heavy alcohol use has previously been observed to disrupt glucose homeostasis and to lead to the development of insulin resistance, resulting in a higher risk of diabetes mellitus…

REPORT: Diabetes II: Small Reduction in Alcohol, Big Reduction in Heart Disease Risk

Healthy lifestyle changes among people with a new diagnosis of type 2 diabetes are possible. People who cut their alcohol consumption by at least two units a week or abstained from alcohol had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with people who didn’t change their alcohol use…

NEWS: New Resource: Alcohol and NCDs – Harm and Solutions

IOGT International has released a brand new resource to illustrate how alcohol fuels the global NCDs tsunami – based on latest scientific evidence – and to outline cost-effective solutions for change.
The new fact sheet is entitled: ALCOHOL USE: FUELING THE NCDs TSUNAMI – Alcohol-related cancers, CVDs, digestive diseases, diabetes, mental ill-health and solutions for change…

BLOG: Diabetes And Other NCDs In Africa: Looming Disaster

The healthcare systems in our countries in Sub-Saharan Africa already are despicable. We have not yet embraced preventive care and we are “developing” in frank terms quite poorly. We do not have universal health coverage and out of pocket expenditure for people to pay for health care is staggering – often forcing them to choose between health or food…

BLOG: World’s Best Footballer Lives Alcohol Free. Fifa Is Not Supporting Him

Football has long been known as having an alcohol problem – ranging from the lowest leagues to the biggest stars, from coaches to supporters, and alcohol fuelled violence. Fifa knows the harm caused by alcohol on all levels and in all dimensions of the game, especially affecting children and youth.
And yet Fifa opts for the money that Big Alcohol pours into the bank accounts, ridiculing its own prevention campaign. 11 for health – okay, but millions in profit – matching!

Continuing this sponsorship deal, and pressuring governments to change their laws in order to promote alcohol are tactics to target children and youth with alcohol marketing, only to profit from children who take up alcohol use at an earlier age; from a culture that glamorises alcohol and is taught to associate football with alcohol…

BLOG: Cheers To World Diabetes Day

Memories from years back that suddenly become relevant and powerful, connecting what I did “back then” to what I do “these days”. And what are the conclusions those memories allow me to draw? More is needed than awareness raising…

REPORT: Alcohol And NCDs: Epidemiology And Policy Implications

There is a strong link between alcohol and non-communicable diseases, particularly cancer, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, pancreatitis, diabetes, as well as mental disorders and these findings support calls by the World Health Organization to implement evidence-based strategies to prevent and reduce alcohol harm…