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Old 15th May 2019, 11:17 AM   #98
p0lka
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Originally Posted by bigred View Post
I don't think it's anywhere near that cut and dry. Beer for ex is high in carbs, hence higher blood sugar. Sweeter wines can be even worse.
Yes, they can initially raise blood glucose. But according to my diabetic specialists you can suffer from hypos later as the liver is having to deal with the alcohol before it does its normal glucose stuff.

oh found a quote from https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-and-alcohol.html

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If you have more than a single drink, most alcoholic drinks will tend to initially raise your blood sugar.

Typically beers, lagers, wines, sherries and liqueurs will have this effect. However, alcohol inhibits the liver from turning proteins into glucose which means you're at a greater risk of hypoglycemia once your blood sugars start to come down. If you have a number of these drinks, you can expect to see a rise in blood sugar followed by a steady drop a number of hours later, often whilst asleep. People who take insulin, in particular, therefore need to be wary of hypoglycemia.
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Originally Posted by casebro View Post
Have you read the study in this thread? Seems that while alcohol has it's down sides,(mostly accidental death among the young adults) for a common metabolic type, it's the best thing since sliced bread. In diabetics, it cuts the death rate by more than Statin drugs do. I'll drink to that!
I've been t1 for thirty years, always drank too much but only in the evenings though. I'm 50 in july and have no complications whatsoever. My BMI is on the lower end of the normal range.
I find that older t1 diabetics generally look after themselves in terms of their diet, the carbs vs insulin injections focus the mind, or they would have died years ago.

Not sure whether alcohol is helping or hindering, though it does raise then lower your blood glucose later which can be helpful in certain situations.

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