Stopping insulin and achieving a good metabolic control in a heavy drinker five months after stopping alcohol
Alireza Shahab Jahanlou
Nader Alishan Karami
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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%). © 2011 Tehran University of Medical Sciences. All rights reserved.