Di­a­bet­ics are prone to death from al­co­hol

Also have risk of de­vel­op­ing can­cer

The Asian Age - - Science + Health -

Wash­ing­ton, Oct. 13: Turns out, di­a­betic pa­tients are more likely to die from al­co­hol- re­lated fac­tors, ac­ci­dents or sui­cide.

The study, con­ducted at the Univer­sity of Helsinki, sug­gested that the in­creased risk of death from these causes may be re­lated to the men­tal health of pa­tients, which may be ad­versely af­fected by the psy­cho­log­i­cal bur­den of liv­ing with and self- treat­ing this de­bil­i­tat­ing dis­ease, with pote- ntially se­ri­ous com­pli­ca­tions. The find­ings ap­peared in the Euro­pean Jour­nal of En­docrinol­ogy.

Type- 1 and type- 2 di­a­betes are highly preva­lent global dis­eases, caus­ing mil­lions of deaths ev­ery year.

It is well known that di­a­betic pa­tients have a higher

◗ In this study, re­searchers as­sessed the

al­co­hol- re­lated, sui­cides or ac­ci­den­tal causes of

death of over 400,000 peo­ple with or with­out di­a­betes

risk of de­vel­op­ing car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, can­cer, and kid­ney dis­or­ders, which can lead to ear­lier death. How­ever, more re­cently di­a­betes has been linked to an in­creased risk of de­pres­sion but how poor men­tal health may af­fect pa­tients with di­a­betes has not been fully in­ves­ti­gated. In this study, re­searchers as­sessed the al­co­hol- re­lated, sui­cides or ac­ci­den­tal causes of death of over 400,000 peo­ple with or with­out di­a­betes. The study re­ported that peo­ple with di­a­betes were much more likely to die from al­co­hol- re­lated fac­tors, ac­ci­dents or sui­cide, es­pe­cially pa­tients that re­quired reg­u­lar, self-in­jec­tions of in­sulin.

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