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Is mild alcohol consumption ok for a person with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

Is mild alcohol consumption ok for a person with type 1 diabetes mellitus?

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 more

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Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

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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Type 1 diabetes mellitus and alcoholic beverages. Does beer have a bad effect on blood sugar?

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 more

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What is the difference between diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes?

What is the difference between diabetes mellitus and type 1 diabetes?

See below: "diabetes" refers to increased thirst and urination. Two major types are "diabetes insipitus" and "diabetes mellitus." diabetes mellitus, known as "sugar" diabetes, comes in two types, type 1 (no Insulin produced) and type 2 (old term was "adult onset"). Here are some reference sites: http://j.Mp/stwnmz and http://j.Mp/stwhlt (diabetes insipidus);. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

What kind of condition is diabetes mellitus type 1 (diabetes type 1)?

Lack of insulin: Due to destruction of the Insulin producing cells of the pancreas, the body is incapable of making insulin. It often, but not always, occurs in children and young adults. It must be treated with insulin. Type 2 is due to the body's inability to use Insulin efficiently. It can be treated either with pills or insulin, and usually, but not always, occurs in adults. ...Read more

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Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

Can a person who has diabetes mellitus have alcohol levels in their blood, even though they don't drink?

No.: The only thing that will cause measurable levels of ethanol in the blood is consuming ethanol (alcohol found in beer, wine & liquor/mixed drinks). ...Read more

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Can patients with diabetes mellitus consume alcohol?

Can patients with diabetes mellitus consume alcohol?

Yes, in moderation: we recommend no more than 1 daily, but with food ...Read more

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I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

I am almost 21 and I have type 1 diabetes i'm curious. Is it ok to drink a drink or two that have low alcohol percentage?

Concerns: About ketone overproduction leading to acidosis with alcohol consumption exist. Drunkeness can lead to impaired consciousness and you made not detect a low blood sugar which can lead to death. Be careful and aware of your condition. ...Read more

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What level of alcohol consumption is ok after bypass operation? One glass of wine a day?

What level of alcohol consumption is ok after bypass operation?  One glass of wine a day?

Alcohol after bypass: A glass of wine is equivalent to one beer. 1 oz of liquor 45 %of alcohol = 9.Oz of beer or 3-4.Oz of wine (11-13%) you drink only if you did not ever abused alcohol, i.E taking more than 3beers/day on a regular basis. Long term alcohol abuse turned a heart muscle into a mass of jello, bigger heart but very weakened, besides damaging the heart automatic rythm system, which by itself can kill. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more


Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes Type 2 (Definition)

Diabetes Mellitus type 2, or adult onset diabetes, is a condition that is caused by insulin resistance. This means that the muscle and fat cells of the body do not take up blood glucose, leaving a high blood glucose. Some type 2 ...Read more