Is It Ok to Drink Alcohol With a Not So High Glucose?

Q:

My glucose is well-controlled in recent 3 months.  And i just consulted my doctor about the alcohol drinking. She said a tiny amount was fine. Anyone who controls your glucose well with an alcohol intake can share your diet plan?

 

A:

Better not, even your doctor said a tiny alcohol was fine. Well, drinking or not is definitely up to you. However, I hope you can check out the following side effects in the first place.

• Alcohol is prone to cause overeating, which may affect your glucose control.
• Alcoholic drinks offer lots of calories, which is bad for your weight control.
• Alcohol may disturb your judgment or willpower.
• Alcohol decreases effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.
• Alcohol may increase triglyceride levels and blood pressure.
• Alcohol can bring about flushing, nausea, increased heart rate, and slurred speech. If you happen to experience a hypoglycemia, then you may miss the instant diagnosis owing to the same signs. This is really dangerous!

 

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