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My fasting level increases after alcohol intake at night, does consumption of alcohol increases sugar level in morning

Prasha
Prasha
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Alcohol and diabetes

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sandybrown

OK, you need to offer your blood test numbers from your home test device for some one to answer your question!!!!

What is your diet like???

T1 or T 2 you need to watch out for what goes into your mouth with medication.

Rakesh

Yes, Alcohol do contain calories and on long term basis may increase your Blood Sugar, if you are taking on regular basis. Moreover the snacking with Alcohol further elevates Blood Sugar level,as this is not taken in the counting for total calorie intake.

However, on short term basis alcohol decreases BS level and if you are on Insulin or Diabetes drugs, the fall may be dangerous also.

gangadharan_nair

Here are some other ways that alcohol can affect diabetes:--

* While moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level -- sometimes causing it to

drop into dangerous levels.

* Beer and sweet wine contain carbohydrates and may raise blood sugar.

* Alcohol stimulates your appetite, which can cause you to overeat and may affect your blood sugar control.

* Alcohol can interfere with the positive effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.

* Alcohol may increase triglyceride levels.

* Alcohol may increase blood pressure.

* Alcohol can cause flushing, nausea, increased heart rate, and slurred speech.

rnpath

sure and much more.nothing safe about alcohol especially in a diabetic with compromise liver function.

DAULAT

Pls gradually stop drinking, as it has been noticed that alchohol increases blood sugar, for sure.

MichaelJH

If one avoids sweet wine, liqueurs and many beers, and sticks to a glass of red wine or a scotch there should be no problem but get the OK from your GP. I find following that guideline my BG may drop slightly. You can use your BG meter to see how it affects you.

sandybrown

I am not sure if this can work for every one?

MichaelJH

That is why I suggested checking with your GP and using a BG meter. At the end of the day we are all different.

gangadharan_nair

Here are some other ways that alcohol can affect diabetes:--

* While moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level -- sometimes causing it to

drop into dangerous levels.

* Beer and sweet wine contain carbohydrates and may raise blood sugar.

* Alcohol stimulates your appetite, which can cause you to overeat and may affect your blood sugar control.

* Alcohol can interfere with the positive effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.

* Alcohol may increase triglyceride levels.

* Alcohol may increase blood pressure.

* Alcohol can cause flushing, nausea, increased heart rate, and slurred speech.