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Diabetes: 20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Diabetics

  By Trina Remedios  posted Feb 2nd 2013 at 8:00AM IN | Avg Rating
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Diabetes: Lifestyle Tip for Diabetics #14

Is it okay for Diabetics to Consume Alcohol?


Dr. Shalini is frank about alcohol consumption, “People with diabetes can consume alcohol in moderation if they are aware of how it might affect their blood sugars. As one of the important lifestyle factors, alcohol consumption has shown a U-shaped association with the risk of diabetes, with the least risk being observed in people consuming moderate amounts of alcohol compared to non-drinkers as well as heavy drinkers. However, different findings have been seen in different studies which may not essentially conform to this fact.”

How does alcohol spike blood sugar level? “What we need to understand is that alcohol also contains carbohydrates, which raise your blood sugar levels. So you may observe a slight peaking in your blood glucose levels initially depending on the amount of alcohol consumed.”

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