Health & Fitness

Alcoholism can make you diabetic

 

We all know that alcoholism can damage your liver and brain, but most of us are unaware of another organ that alcohol progressively destroys: your pancreas.

What is a pancreas?

The pancreas is an organ located just behind your stomach. It is responsible for producing digestive juices (enzymes) and hormones (chemicals) such as insulin. Insulin is one of the hormones responsible for regulating blood sugar in your body.

How does diabetes develop in the general population?