• Follow Us: 

Diabetes: 20 Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Diabetics

  By posted Feb 2nd 2013
Healthy Living

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.”

Read More on, Diabetes and Alcohol Consumption

 

Food Facts

Why You Should Stop Counting Calories

It is a good idea to be aware of approximately how many calories you are consuming each...

 Read More»

 

Sex Talk

15 Things That Are Killing Your Sex Drive

Having a healthy sex life is a great way to stay fit, happy and connected with your...

 Read More»

 

Skincare

5 Essential Tips for Radiant and Glowing Skin

Everyone is in search of a secret product for glowing skin. But what they fail to...

 Read More»

 

in focus

Festive Feature

 

editor's pick

most popular

ACROSS THE NET