A birthday party with some cocktails, a gathering of friends’ with a delicious fruit punch…
What about New Year’s eve with a cheery glass of sparkling champagne?
While some are fine-wine tasters and enjoy a glass of cold drink, others rarely sip from time to time to blend in with the mass or loosen oneselves up. Occasionally, we face life-events where a little dose of booze is just the right thing to brighten the mood!
But are there any strict rules for diabetes and alcohol?
When it comes to diabetes and strong drinks - there are a few things you should know. You can have your drink, but remember to be cautious and follow these recommendations:
First things first, most alcohol has sugar in it. And some have lots of carbohydrates, which could affect your blood sugar levels. If you’re at a party, in a club or just chilling at home, the best and smartest choices of alcoholic drinks would be: dry wine; light beer; cocktails that are made from diet sodas, lime or tonic.
If you’re using any medications and pills, keep in mind that alcohol may react with it. Some pills have an effect of lowering blood sugar in your body, some alcoholic drinks have the same tendency too. Always consult with your doctor about it and have no more than 1-2 drinks per day.
Always remember that alcohol contains lots of calories. If you’re aiming to lose weight, make sure to track what type of alcohol you choose and when do you drink it.
P.S. Never drink alcohol on an empty stomach!
 Knott C., Bell S., and Britton A. Alcohol Consumption and the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-analysis of More Than 1.9 Million Individuals From 38 Observational Studies.
 Schrieks I. C., Annelijn L. J., Henk F.J. Hendriks., Kenneth J. Mukamal and Joline W.J. Beulens. The Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Insulin Sensitivity and Glycemic Status: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Intervention Studies.