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What affect does alcohol have on type 2 diabetes?

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Dr. David Sneid
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. David Sneid
Dr. David Sneid
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: DM 2

Alcohol consumption taken in moderation does not elevate blood sugar.
Alcoholics tend to deminish food intake when drunk thereby affecting metabolism and dm2 causing hypoglycemia.

In brief: DM 2

Alcohol consumption taken in moderation does not elevate blood sugar.
Alcoholics tend to deminish food intake when drunk thereby affecting metabolism and dm2 causing hypoglycemia.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: It adds calories and

Alcohol has no direct harmful effect but it can upset the sugar control by adding to the problem of more calories(100-150 calories per drink).
It also makes you eat more and to become somewhat indiscreet in eating items(like sweets) which do not help in weight control which is the key to keep a good control over your sugar, .

In brief: It adds calories and

Alcohol has no direct harmful effect but it can upset the sugar control by adding to the problem of more calories(100-150 calories per drink).
It also makes you eat more and to become somewhat indiscreet in eating items(like sweets) which do not help in weight control which is the key to keep a good control over your sugar, .
Dr. Sewa Legha
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