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diabitic since last 6 yrs,sugar level is under control with single dose of pill Ziglim plus 1 mg. I am a boozer taking four pegs daily

Is this advisable for person like me a diabitic since last 6 yrs,sugar level is under control with single dose of pill Ziglim plus 1 mg. I am a boozer taking four pegs daily with 8 cig.

What consequences would be in future if I continue same life style further ??


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Here are some other ways that alcohol can affect diabetes:--

* While moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar

level -- sometimes causing it to drop into dangerous levels.

* Beer and sweet wine contain carbohydrates and may raise blood sugar.

* Alcohol stimulates your appetite, which can cause you to overeat and may affect your blood sugar control.

* Alcohol can interfere with the positive effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.

* Alcohol may increase triglyceride levels.

* Alcohol may increase blood pressure.

* Alcohol can cause flushing, nausea, increased heart rate, and slurred speech.

Tobacco smoking is the largest single avoidable cause of premature death and the most important known carcinogen.

* It is associated particularly with lung cancer but also has a causative role in many other cancers, eg. esophageal, head

and neck.

* 15% of all cancer cases worldwide and >30% of cases in men from developed countries are attributed to smoking.

* A substantial increase in cancer burden may be expected unless measures to control consumption are strengthened -- a

consequence of the ongoing increase in global cigarette consumption, especially among women and in developing countries.

* Smoking cessation reduces the risk of cancer, but programmes promoting cessation have had only limited success.

* Passive exposure to tobacco smoke also contributes.

* Smoking is responsible for ~90% of cases of lung cancer and the relative risk in lifelong smoker compared to a lifelong

non-smoker is between 10- and 30- fold dependent on intensity and duration of exposure.

Ziglim Plus is a combination of three drugs viz., Glimepiride, Metformin and Pioglitazone

Alcohol consumption and exposure to sunlight should be restricted in patients taking it [Glimepiride] because they can worsen the side effects.

Check HbA1c test and liver function test.













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