Wine is good for diabetics (it’s not really, sorry for getting your hopes up)

By | 22 November, 2010
Everyone's favourite thing to do with grapes

Everyone’s favourite thing to do with grapes

The lamentable Daily Fail has an article online claiming that “Glass of red wine a day ‘treats diabetes by helping body regulate blood sugar levels'”. This dog is partial to lapping away at the odd bowl of wine and so was very pleased to see this reported. However, Diabetes UK has pointed out the claim is complete cobblers, saying

‘The researchers have made an astonishingly bold suggestion based on the results of their research suggesting that a very small glass of red wine may be beneficial to people with Type 2 diabetes. This assumption is fundamentally wrong based on the evidence presented from this research.”

However, despite the study being cobblers and relating only to type two, this dog is going to carry on its important research into the effects a nice glass of Merlot has on this type one diabetic.

Original article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1331911/Glass-red-wine-day-treats-diabetes-helping-body-regulate-blood-sugar-levels.html#ixzz16144CsO7

3 thoughts on “Wine is good for diabetics (it’s not really, sorry for getting your hopes up)

  1. Alison

    I have been investigating this theory for several years now and feel nowhere near ready to draw any conclusions. Much more research is required, and I shall continue to bravely push ahead in this field.

    @Tim If you’re taking the Merlot route, in the interest of science I shall persue the Cabernet Sauvingon route and we’ll compare our findings when we next meet.

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