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Alcohol And Diabetes

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  1. Britt Jansson

    1-2 servings of alcohol consumed with protein and fat to prevent blood sugar from plummeting when the alcohol hits the liver should be fine. As always, test and be prepared to treat any hypo.
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  2. Donna Walsh

    Alcohol lowers bloody sugars this is why everyone after drinks ends up in the late night take away. Diabetics can drink but not on empty stomach and not go overboard. I guess type 2 should reduce intake due to calorie contents.

  3. Anna Sáez de Tejada

    Alcohol turns into sugar, so they are not supposed to.
    My father, diabetes type I, negociated with the doctor and now he's allowed to drink 1 beer or small glass of wine a day.

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