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Dr. Brian Lynch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
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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

Dr. Brian Lynch
Board Certified, Family Medicine
33 years in practice
516K people helped
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 more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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What is the difference between sugar and alcohol sugar?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
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What is the difference between sugar and alcohol sugar?

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

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
40 years in practice
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What effect does alcohol have on blood sugar?

Dr. Julie Abbott
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
40 years in practice
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What effect does alcohol have on blood sugar?

In the short run: alcohol consumption may lower blood sugar. It increases insulin secretion leading to lowered blood sugar. This is worse if drinking on an empty stomach. In the longer term, it depends on what form of alcohol you drink. Though it contains no carbs, hard liquor is high in calories and may lead to weight gain and high blood sugars. Wine and beer, containing carbs, may raise blood sugar. ...Read more

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Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

Dr. David Sneid
Board Certified, Endocrinology
36 years in practice
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Which alcohol drink contains most sugar?

The mixer: Alcohol is 7 calories/gram, so the one with the most alcohol has the most calories -- however, they are not sugar. That is found in the mixer, such as soft drinks, fruit juice and the like -- plus all the food you consume while you're drinking. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Patricia Foster
Board Certified, Psychiatry
39 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Patricia Foster
Board Certified, Psychiatry
39 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
45 years in practice
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Does the alcohol brandy have sugar in it?

Dr. Carla Enriquez
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
45 years in practice
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Does the alcohol brandy have sugar in it?
Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
69M people helped
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What is in cocktails besides sugar and alcohol?

Dr. Thomas Namey
Board Certified, Rheumatology
43 years in practice
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What is in cocktails besides sugar and alcohol?

Maybe no sugar?: No sugar in a gin and tonic vitamin c in a "screwdriver, " or vodka grape. No sugar in a gin and tonic made with sugar free tonic. Quite variable depending on ingedients. ...Read more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Board Certified, Psychiatry
50 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Krishna Kumar
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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?

Alcohol use: Alcohol is not sweet, beer can be bitter in taste. People like using alcohol for relaxation, socialization, to deal with stresses, to numb the painful feelings from anxiety and depression. Alcohol addiction leads to many complications. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

Dr. Martin Fried
Board Certified, Nutrition
31 years in practice
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Is sugar alcohol , alcohol?

No: sugar alcohols end in 0H, which puts them in the category of alcohols in general. But the drinking alcohol is ethanol and that is different from the sugar alcohols like xylitol, mannitol, ( you dont get drunk from them) ...Read more

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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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Are sugar alcohol bad for you?

Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
Board Certified, Pediatric Endocrinology
23 years in practice
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Are sugar alcohol bad for you?

Diarrhea: They often cause gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Eating foods containing sugar alcohols can cause particular GI distress to those susceptible. If eaten in excess, anyone would be likely to suffer from these side effects. ...Read more

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