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What can I tell a person with type 2 diabetes, who may also be an alcoholic, about alcohol's affect on blood sugar? Specifically, a bottle of wine...

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Dr. Stanley Schwartz
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: No more than 1 drink

With food daily if have without food, can cause low blood sugar if more than 1, even with food can get very high sugar or be drunk enough that can't tell if have high or low sugar!

In brief: No more than 1 drink

With food daily if have without food, can cause low blood sugar if more than 1, even with food can get very high sugar or be drunk enough that can't tell if have high or low sugar!
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Dr. Fred Harvey
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Alcohol is detriment

Alcohol metabolizes like carbohydrate and that is a diabetic's problem: carb metabolism. To drink is to poison the system for them. In addition, alcohol causes pancreatitis, or inflammation of the gland that makes insulin, thus reducing it's ability to function well.
They should abstain...

In brief: Alcohol is detriment

Alcohol metabolizes like carbohydrate and that is a diabetic's problem: carb metabolism. To drink is to poison the system for them. In addition, alcohol causes pancreatitis, or inflammation of the gland that makes insulin, thus reducing it's ability to function well.
They should abstain...
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