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Drinking Alcohol And Diabetes Type 2
Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more
Beer and blood sugar: Alcohol can cause low blood sugar shortly after and 8-12 hours after drinking. If you are going to drink, check your bs right before drinking and only drink if it's normal. It's a good idea to eat before or during drinking to prevent low bs. You should also check bs before bed to make sure you are not low going to bed. If low, eat something. Limit drinks to 1 for women, 2 for men.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The plain facts: In order to keep as healthy as possible and maintain a normal weight and blood glucose level, a person must follow a strict diet designed by an expert in diabetes. If alcohol is drunk, it either replaces a more nourishing food or adds unwanted calories+weight. It is up to the individual with diabetes to decide, but if brittle, young or pregnant be especially careful. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How many grams of carbohydrates should a person with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes intake a day?
No definite #: There is no definite # on that. It will depend on your prepregnancy weight, the weight you've gained throughout your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes. The calorie intake increases in the second and third trimester by ~ 300 calories/day. Of which ~65% should come from carbohydrates. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: But honey will make your blood sugar soar and make you hungry. It is not good for you. It has a lot of calories too. Stevia is a natural sweetener that will quench that desire for a sweetener, no calories and not make you hungry or desire more sweets! stevia in the raw has sugar, beware! ...Read more
What should be the daily carbohydrate intake for someone with type 2 diabetes or gestational diabetes?
That's a hard one: If you are looking for a carved in stone #, i won't give you one. It depends on your current weight, the weight you've gained so far in your pregnancy, the severity of your diabetes etc. Your best bet would be to talk it over with your nutritionist, who should help you make out a plan and suggest a menu or two that you may follow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period of time. Otherwise, no one, except those on diabetes meds, has hypoglycemia -- unless you have end stage cancer, liver or kidney disease, etc. If you drink too much chronically you can poison your liver's ability to make glucose. If overweight, you may think your body's return to normal glucose is hypoglycemia, but it's not. ...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
How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?
EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more
Am type 2 diabetic kindly explain the effects of excessive red meat consumption in our body for diabetic patients and how it effects.
It's not the: Effects on diabetes, but the potential dangers of eating raw meat that are of concern. Meat, like all food, contains calories and excessive weight is the primary cause of type 2 diabetes. If overweight, diet and exercise for weight reduction is essential. A healthy, well-balanced diet is definitely recommended. Further, if you have an elevated cholesterol, saturated fat in red meat will worsen it. ...Read more
Yes, in moderation: we recommend no more than 1 daily, but with food ...Read more
Safe: Yes it is safe and shouldnt affect your sugars. ...Read more
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