What Alcohol Can You Drink If You Have Diabetes?

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The Most Important Things To Know About Diabetes And Alcohol

back to Overview Tips & Tricks We recently held our annual mySugr holiday celebration. What a good opportunity to talk about drinking alcohol with diabetes and the effect on blood sugar, right? Reviewed for accuracy and updated December 18, 2017 — SKJ Party time! You can probably imagine it. Some snacks to nibble on, a live DJ spinning the (digital) wheels of steel, and some tasty adult beverages. In a situation like that, It’s all too easy to get caught up in the atmosphere and not think about your blood sugar. That’s totally natural – who wants to think about diabetes when you’re having a good time? I certainly don’t. But does drinking alcohol affect your diabetes and blood sugar? Is it something to be concerned about? Pay Respect! Here’s the deal. If you don’t pay some attention to alcohol and learn how it interacts with your diabetes, it will stop your party in one way or another, either during the dance-off or perhaps more commonly, hours later when you’re sound asleep and dreaming about your fancy moves. Cruelly, that’s when you’re least expecting it and when you’re at your most vulnerable. Having diabetes is no reason to avoid drinking if it’s somet Continue reading >>

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  1. Scotdog01

    Can I drink alcohol with Diabetes Insipidus?

    I have DI and I have heard rumors that you can't drink alcohol with DI and honestly I want to be able to drink. Can anyone fill me in with some info on this?

  2. YO yodge93

    Hello Scotdog01. I think 'moderation' is the word here! I am on Insulin and Diabetic tablets - so the most I drink is 3 glasses of Red Wine at any one time. Happy New Year To You. Regards, William.

  3. SC Scotdog01

    I appreciate your response but my disease, diabetes insipidus, is completely unrelated to any kind of sugar diabetes. Mine deals with the anti-diuretic hormone in my pituitary gland and does not affect my blood sugar or insulin at all. Again, thanks for your response.
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