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Is It Possible To Drink Alcohol If I Have Diabetes
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
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
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Alcohol: Depends on the type of neurologic issue, severity & duration, & what treatment u r getting for it (medications). However, generally speaking, i would not recommend it. ...Read more
Diabetes and alcohol: There are a few things to consider before drinking tequila as a diabetic. If you already have neuropathy or retinopathy, it is not recommended to drink as it worsens both conditions. If you drink, you need to ask your dr. If the diabetic medicines that you take get affected by alcohol. Drinking blocks your liver from producing glucose so it is best to drink with food and not before you exercise. ...Read more
Ulcer booze: Blunt answer to you = ulcer is deadly complication from drinking. Stop drinking is only way out. ...Read more
If one or two: Doesn't really make much difference. My experience is that when people are talking about "one or two" they are often really talking about ten or twelve. Alcohol in excess impairs our immune system, makes us more susceptible to infection, and those illnesses may last longer. If really one or two, it will not make any measurable difference in recovery. However, smoking will, and if you smoke, stop. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Milk contains calcium, a component of stones. Dehydration is more of a factor in stone production. Unless one has a specific metabolic abnormality, milk ingestion doesn't necessarily cause stones. Sodas have not been definitively linked to stone production. Caffeine within sodas can dehydrate, however. Dehydration, as mentioned above, is more of a factor in stone production. ...Read more
Very bad: Drinking or not beer...Diabetes alone can cause serious sad damage to the kidneys, heart, arteries and retina ( eyes) it may en up with amputations of toes or legs, strokes and heart attracts. Beer will contribute to the big "belly" producing a metabolic syndrome and more resistance to his own Insulin worsening the diabetes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it good to have drinks with caffeine if you're trying to get pregnant? Is coke ok to drink or should I avoid it? Also, what will help me conceive?
It's not 'good,' but: No study ever suggested a problem with limited caffeine use - tea, coffee, coke, etc.... - while trying to get pregnant. Do try to limit to one per day and you should be fine in that department. ...Read more
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