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Is alcohol consumption for diabetics okay?

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Endocrinology 53 years experience
In moderation: No more than 1 daily, [otherwise too many calories and can get drunk:)]and take it with a meal, not separate from meal [ as alcohol can cause low blood sugar].
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Alcohol in Diabetics: As per national Institute of Health: Alcohol use can worsen diabetes-related medical complications, such as disturbances in fat metabolism, nerve damage, and eye disease. long-term alcohol ingestion in diabetics who are not adequately nourished can lead to dangerously low blood sugar levels. Please continue follow up with your Physician and discuss Diabetes and your Alcohol use.

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