A new study shows that moderate consumption of red wine can help people with type 2 diabetes to manage their cholesterol and cardiac health as well as controlling the blood sugar levels.
|Type 2 or "adult onset" diabetes contrasts with type 1 or gestational diabetes. The main types are set out in Wikipedia:|
Type 1 DM results from the pancreas's failure to produce enough insulin. This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" (IDDM) or "juvenile diabetes". The cause is unknown.
“Red wine was found to be superior in improving overall metabolic profiles, mainly by modestly improving the lipid profile, by increasing good (HDL) cholesterol and apolipoprotein A1 (one of the major constituents of HDL cholesterol), while decreasing the ratio between total cholesterol and HDL cholesterol... "initiating moderate wine intake, especially red wine, among well-controlled diabetics, as part of a healthy diet, is apparently safe, and modestly decreases cardio-metabolic risk. The differential genetic effects that were found may assist in identifying diabetic patients in whom moderate wine consumption may induce greater clinical benefit."Sleep quality was improved in participants whether they drank white or red wine as compared with those in a control group who drank water. The study also found no adverse effects such as change in blood pressure, liver function, growth in fat levels or other adverse symptoms.