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Alcohol Sugar Content Chart
If a diabetic person as a blood sugar content of 417 if given alcohol could be fatal to his health . Like causing death . He have been felling sick for a couple of days then i check his blood sugar and he was 417 then he drink some rum after a few minute
Diabetes and alcohol: As you probably know his blood sugar is very out-of-control. Whether or not he would die from alcohol he should not be drinking any alcohol. It depends on what kind of diabetic he is;yes some diabetics could die with that blood sugar. He needs to be under medical care if he isn't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sugar alcohol?: Sugars are simple carbohydrates-single or double sugars. Sugar alcohols like sorbitol, maltitol, etc. Are naturally occurring compounds poorly digested by humans, but fermented by normal gut bacteria. Non nutritive, but sweet tasting. Can cause gas, bloat, cramps, diarrhea when taken in excess. Listed as "sugar alcohol" on "nutrition facts" of packaging. ...Read more
Sugar alcohols: The funny thing about sugar alcohols is that they reconstitute into actual sugar once digested. So a product can be marketed as "sugar-free" if it contains sugar alcohols, but after absorption there's sugar again. It's a marketing ploy. So yes, sugar alcohols can have bad effects on your body just like sugar. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Likely pushes it up: RTDs (ready to drink) such a bourbon & cola, vodka & lemonade are extremely high in sugar and will raise your blood sugar levels dramatically. Cider is also considered high in glucose. Wine and beer cause less of a spike in sugar levels but still contain a lot of calories. Alcohol in excess will prevent diabetic medications from working so will make blood glucose go up. http://www.alcohol.org.nz ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I heard alcohol is not sweet but people like it anyway. I can't understand how anything besides water could taste good if it doesn't have sugar. Why?
I feel an urge to drink but I don't know if this means I am am addicted. It is similar to the urge I really want sugar after work, but know it's with alcohol. I have not given in. However, I am scared that this is a problem. Thank you for your response.
Urge to drink: Don't focus on a label, rather on your pattern of drinking and it's consequences: health, relationships, overall functioning. Do more reading, take some self-tests online, see your pcp for exam and guidance. Baby steps ----> good results. Stay with this issue. Some wise words on craving alcohol: http://step12.com/alcohol-self-test.html . Be safe and value your health. Take care. ...Read more