Diabetic Alcohol

effect of alcohol to diabetic

Diabetic Alcoholdiabetic alcohol

Can diabetic have intake of alcohol?  The answer is yes but moderately.  A little wine can be very pleasant addition, studies have shown that a little alcohol can reduce the risk of heart attack.   A little alcohol means two 4 ounce glasses for a man and one 4 ounce glasses for a women.  Men metabolize alcohol more rapidly than women, that is the reason for the difference.  A 12-ounce bottle of light beer or 1 1/2 ounces of gin, rum, vodka, or whiskey is the same as a glass of wine in term of alcohol content.  Any one of these choices is consider equal to two fat exchanges and contains about 100 calories. 

What are area diabetic should be caution of  if decided to take alcohol:

  • Alcohol can lowers blood sugar. A person who is already taking glucose lowering medication should avoid alcohol.

  • Diabetic should never drink alcohol without food.  Especially if you are taking blood lowering cholesterol.

  • Avoid mixing juice, soda, tonic water and so forth to your alcohol, as you are going to get much more sugar.

  • Alcohol is associated with liver disease and it can raise a person blood pressure as well as worsen the condition of diabetic neuropathy.

Diabetic should remember alcohol have no nutritional value.  It provides no vitamin minerals or other nutrient.  Alcohol is highly addictive, once you get hold of it you might not be able to control yourself.  Thus it is advisable that diabetic should avoid alcohol.



However alcohol lowers blood glucose.  A diabetic who is already taking glucose-lowering medication can have severe 

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