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Can Having Diabetes And Using Alcohol Make You Feel Weak
Alcohol adds: Calories to your intake and can increase weight. Alcohol without food can lead to low blood sugar. Alcohol can interact adversely with many medications. Alcohol can diminish your judgement and prevent you from following your diabetes care plan with compliance. Alcohol in excess can poison your liver and pancreas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more
No significant : Interaction we advise our patients to have no more than 1 alchoholic beverage daily, with, not separate, from meal. ...Read more
Okay in moderation: It is important to know that alcohol has no proven cardiovascular benefits. The french study that shows benefit with daily 2 oz of wine was biased by the fact that persons using wine, not beer, were better off financially i.e. Took meds, saw docs, had insurance. Note, neither grape juice, used in wine, and other alcohols have no benefit for heart. Remember, the french benefit from selling wine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Via filtration: The role of alcohol has dual properties to someone who has diabetes. Ironically alcohol alone has a lowering effect on blood glucose since its largely metabolized by the liver. It can halt production of glucose by the liver. On the other hand the increased carb load that is associated with e.G beer contribute to increased blood glucose which gets filter by the kidneys. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How much, how often: An occasional drink is generally not harmful to most diabetics, but it depends on how "brittle" their diabetes is. In people who are not well controlled, alcohol will worsen that control. Safe drinking limits in men (2 standard drinks/day) and women and older men (1 drink/day) are not recommended in people with diabetes. You should talk to your doctor, who knows your situation, to get advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a diabetes, and i just can't leave taking alcohol atleast twice a week. How can I control my diabetes?
Self control: Hi! if you have diabetes, drinking alcohol or soda is just adding extra sugar into your system. It will complicate the ability to control your diabetes. If you are drinking twice a week, i would encourage you to reduce it to once a week then discontinue completely. If you drink with friends or family, ask them to support your effort to stop drinking to save your body from diabetic complication. ...Read more
Moderate OK: It is ok to drink moderately if you have diabetes, but remember alcohol has calories and needs to be considered as part of your dietary intake. Also, alcohol without food can lead to low glucose later. Rarely, alcohol can interact with some medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, in moderation: we recommend no more than 1 daily, but with food ...Read more
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