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Should Diabetes Consume Alcohol
Should people with diabetes drink alcohol? That is a question ask by many diabetics. The answer is you are able to dink alcohol but in moderation. The American Diabetes Association recommends that maximum of 2 drinks a day for man and 1 drink a day for woman. In reality it is going to be better for you to avoid drinking alcohol so that you are not going to have to worry about any complications that may come about. Also, it is really not a good idea mixing alcohol with any kind of medication. People with diabetes should consult their doctor about the use of alcohol with the medications that they are taking.
How Alcohol Affect Diabetes?
Alcohol can make blood glucose too high or too low. Moderate amount of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise but excess alcohol can actually decrease our blood sugar level even to an unsafe level. When we drink, the alcohol goes from our stomach straight into our blood. Within 30 to 90 minutes after drinking, the alcohol in our bloodstream hit its highest point. It takes our liver about 2 hours to break down one drink. When there is no alcohol in our blood, our liver keeps blood sugar level from going too low by changing stored carbohydrate into glucose, the glucose is then release into our blood. If we drink alcohol faster than our liver can breaks it down, the liver will be busy breaking down alcohol and therefore will not be able to release glucose into our blood. This cause our blood glucose continue to drop and we may end up with very low blood sugar.
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