If you’ve already read up on our other articles regarding what foods make up a good diet for diabetics and pre-diabetics, then this one is a doozy for people who are considering where their favourite alcoholic beverages fit in.
The information in this article is presented for educational purposes only, and should not be a substitute for consulting an actual medical professional. Should you have further questions, please seek the proper authority. With that said, here are the things you should know about alcohol.
Alcohol is processed in the body very similarly to the way fat is processed, providing almost as many calories. Therefore, if you are diabetic and planning to drink alcohol, please note that it can cause your blood sugar to rise. Only drink alcohol occasionally AND when you know that your blood sugar levels are well-controlled. If you are following a calorie-controlled meal plan, one drink of alcohol should be counted as 2 fat exchanges.
Here are some ways that alcohol can affect diabetes:
have diabetes and still want to consume alcohol, please consider these dietary
Should you have questions or queries of any sort, it is always highly recommended that you consult with your doctor. Especially those who are overweight or have high blood pressure or high triglyceride levels. Prolonged high blood sugar levels can worsen your diabetes condition, and non-compliance with your doctor’s orders regarding whether you can drink alcohol has the potential to be fatal. Professional medical advice should always be adhered to strictly.
Eat well and drink responsibly!