Recap of previous module

Both the smoking of cigarettes and the drinking of alcohol cannot be deemed as healthy lifestyle habits, but the truth is is that many people do drink and smoke regardless of the health consequences. If a person is diabetic all these negative side effects of such habits are aggravated and both smoking and alcohol will increase the risk of both acute and chronic complications.

What is important is that you now understand what these unhealthy side effects are and how it affects your condition, so this will empower you to make healthier choices going forward. What is crucial to know is that drinking alcohol on an empty stomach will predispose you to hypoglycemia, regardless of whether you have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. Alcohol will also add unwanted calories which will sabotage efforts to lose weight.