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Drinking & Diabetes:
Should You or Shouldn't You?

Alcohol Quiz
Alcohol is a loaded issue. Moderate drinking has actually been shown to be protective against type 2 diabetes. But if you have diabetes -- type 1 or type 2 -- alcohol can be either good for you or dangerous, depending on a number of factors. Navigating the drinking catch-22 takes a very educated patient. Check your knowledge here, and make sure you're making the very best choices for you.

Note: The information provided in this quiz is not a substitute for consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. Please click here to read our disclaimer.

SOURCE: Baliunas DO, Taylor BJ, Irving H, Roerecke M, Patra J, Mohapatra S, Rehm J. 2009. Alcohol as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. 32(11):2123-32.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD 04/08.

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