Alcohol linked to lower survival rate in late-onset type 1 diabetes

09/8/2011 | GPOnline.com (U.K.) · IrishHealth.com (Ireland)

Increased alcohol and drug use significantly reduced the survival rates and accounted for 39% of all deaths between 1970 and 1999 among Finnish patients with type 1 diabetes who were diagnosed between ages 15 and 29, according to a study in the British Medical Journal. The findings underscore the importance of cultivating relationships with patients and providing education about the effects of alcohol on type 1 diabetes, the researchers said.

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