Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Does Coffee Ward Off Type 2 Diabetes

pancreatitis diabetes coffeeA recent article coming out of China claims that 'people who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day have a 50% lower risk of Type 2 diabetes' and each additional cup decreases the risk by an additional 7%.

Here is the article:

This study is relevant to chronic pancreatitis. There is a study that claims 50% of people diagnosed with chronic pancreatitis die within two years. The study states that most of these deaths are caused either by alcoholism or diabetes.


  1. I would have to say that it's not the actual Pancreatitis, Chronic or otherwise that causes the actual death. it's the complications that arise from having to function with a damaged pancreas and the compromised organ functions that rely on the pancreas; your digestive, gastrointestinal, circulatory and respiratory systems ALL rely on your pancreas. It's the initial or extensive damage that causes the complications or development of conditions like pancreatic cancer, pancreatic calcification or development of calcines within the duct system, diabetes etc. and the poor management on the part of the patient of those conditions that often leads to death. Then again, lung collapse is something pancreatitis sufferers, need to be aware of as a very real and instantaneous cause of death as well. The pain brought on by, say, eating fatty foods, consuming caffeinate drinks, smoking; tobacco or marijuana, alcohol etc... causes the inital pain, caused by inflammation of the pancreas, often leads to shallow breathing, which could lead to lung collapse and if not treated medically....could lead to heart failure and death.

    1. Thank you for sharing. I agree, and have experienced, that many of the problems are related to compromised organs. Further, my two main problems areas during my initial bout of severe acute pancreatitis were 1) keeping my heart rate up enough to keep it from failing and 2) I had severe problems with my lungs which are still weak as a result of that attack and felt like tissue paper during that time. Much of my health maintenance is based on protecting the organs which seem to have problems as a result of my chronic pancreatitis - such as my liver. I also try to protect everything in my endocrine system since the pancreas is part of the endocrine systems. I feel that the stronger I keep the whole the better off the pancreas will be.



  2. Thanks for the article link. I've heard about the benefits of coffee many years ago but it's the first time I've heard that it worked too for diabetes. Moral lesson of the story: keep your sugar levels checked. actos lawsuit