Smoking and Alcohol

How much can I smoke?

All smokers should be advised to stop smoking. Smoking is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes in both men and women with smokers being 30-40% more likely to develop type 2 diabetes than non-smokers. Smokers with type 2 diabetes need larger doses of insulin.

How much alcohol can I take?

Two standard drinks per day for males. One standard drink per day for females. Heavy drinking, which is defined as consuming eight drinks or more per week for women and 15 or more for men, can reduce the body’s sensitivity to insulin.