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From Pennsylvania, USA:

I'm a senior citizen with Type 2 diabetes. I would like to know it alcohol raises or lowers the blood sugar.


Alcohol acts like a fat in the body (of course some carbohydrate may be included in a mixed drink or a beer). It shuts down the liver's ability to make glucose in an emergency, so it is very important to drink only one or two drinks and eat some carbohydrate while you are drinking to make sure your blood sugar does not go too low.


Original posting 28 Mar 1998
Posted to Meal Planning, Food and Diet


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