A 31-year-old member asked:
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how can you drink if you have diabetes?

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Dr. David Chandler
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Moderation: Assuming that you mean alcoholic beverages, these have special risks in people with diabetes. It has been generally recommended to drink no more than 1 or 2 alcoholic drinks per day, but you should consult your physician first. There can be an increased risk of low blood sugar with alcohol use. See this link for more info: http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/alcohol-and-diabetes/my01138.
Answered on May 8, 2013

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