Can diabetes cause a hole in ones heart?

No. Diabetes does not cause a hole in a patient's heart, and a hole in one's heart does not lead to diabetes. They are separate and unrelated issues. However, if a woman has diabetes during pregnancy, her baby has a higher chance of being born with a hole between the chambers inside the heart. Thus, the answer is "sometimes yes" if the question is, "Can diabetes cause a hole in somebody else's heart?"

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Is the French paradox really true that one beer a day but no more lowers risk of diabetes and heart problems?

True but complicated. On average, coronary artery disease, stroke, and death from all causes are somewhat more common in people who drink no alcohol than those who drink modestly, the equivalent of 1-2 glasses of wine a day. But risk rises rapidly with more than that. It isn't known if non-drinkers can lower their own risk by drinking modestly. But heavy drinkers almost always have improved health when they cut back. Read more...