Stopping Insulin and Achieving a Good Metabolic Control in a Heavy Drinker Five Months after Stopping Alcohol

  • Alireza Shahab Jahanlou Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Hormozgan, Iran.
  • Fazollah Ghofranipour Mail Department of Health Education, University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran.
  • Masoud Kimmiagar Department of Human Nutrition, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Maryam Vafaei Department of Psychology, University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran.
  • Alireza Heydarnia Department of Health Education, University of Tarbiat Modares, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nader Alishan Karami Department of Health Information Management, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Hormozgan, Iran.
Keywords:
Alcohol, Diabetes, HbA1C, Insulin

Abstract

In this case study, we describe a 25 year-old male who showed the symptoms of diabetes after a period of heavy drinking. (HbA1c=13%). Treatment was started with 120 units of insulin. After stopping alcohol consumption and taking an appropriate diet, insulin was tapered down. Five months after the start of treatment, insulin was stopped (HbA1c=5%). The results showed that he was in a good metabolic control after 18 months (HbA1c=5.9%).

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Shahab Jahanlou A, Ghofranipour F, Kimmiagar M, Vafaei M, Heydarnia A, Alishan Karami N. Stopping Insulin and Achieving a Good Metabolic Control in a Heavy Drinker Five Months after Stopping Alcohol. Acta Med Iran. 49(2):122-123.
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