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Diabetes And Beer

Does your diabetes rule you? are you still able to fit in the odd amber ale? have you given up drinking becuase of diabetes? have you got any intersting stories of hypos and hypers due to drinking? Beer has been the hardst bad habit i have to kick!

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Comment by jasonb on March 2, 2012 at 5:10am
Has anyone had BG readings go up from kiltlifter( red Scottish ale)? Found it made me go up quite a bit.
Comment by Mike S. on December 26, 2011 at 11:19am

Love beer.......one or two a week. My doc says it raises triglycerides, so I drink it occasionally and no other alcoholic beverages. I won't drink that light beer stuff. Ugh! My bloodwork is fine, even my A1C is good.

Comment by Tee Juan Dee on October 18, 2011 at 7:28pm
i dont ever bolus when i drink... few beers with a small meal after a good work out and i am good to go! bg 100-120 mg/dc post prandial 0:

i wasnt sure i would ever be able to enjoy a few beers again...i'm a happy guy!
Comment by Jareb on June 27, 2011 at 4:03pm
If the definition of "alcoholic" is "one who often drinks more than they intend", then I am an alcoholic.
That doesn't scare me though, if my courses in Anthropology at the University of Waterloo taught me one thing, it is that much of what I hear about alcohol use and abuse is mythology. I don't listen to scare stories anymore, I just use my meter to tell me if I am at risk.
The problem, of course is that once I've had a few it is difficult to take a reading, so I try to plan in advance what I readings are likely to be. Get BG reading low, then have a beer before the whiskey, This is not recommended for all....it works, more or less, for me.
Comment by Khürt Williams on June 6, 2011 at 4:01am
What I enjoy about drinking beer is that while the carbohydrates will raise blood sugar, about 8 hours later the alcohol may reduce blood sugar. I've had no side effect from drinking moderate amounts of beer — no more than 2 12oz servings in a day.

http://diabetes.webmd.com/drinking-alcohol
Comment by pumpy on May 13, 2011 at 1:56am
what a wonderful place! I like beer I have not problem with lager beer, a small bolus and Bg is good, i have some problems with red beer or double malt, how many carbs have a pinta?
Comment by doug on May 11, 2011 at 2:37pm
this is the place for me
Comment by Kaayle on May 9, 2011 at 2:37pm
Love it!!! Why didn't I find this group earlier??? LOL
Comment by Jesus Ingles on April 4, 2011 at 6:10pm
I love beer, and wine, and vodka... but anyway, I have found interestingly enough, that I beer and just about any alcoholic drinks, bring down my bg levels, so it's my excuse to get some extra carbs in my system while bringing down my bg. Examples: Pizza and beer, Steak fries and beer, potato chips and beer, not the healthiest choices, I know, but it works.
Comment by Randy on February 1, 2011 at 9:49am
Beer, oh wonderful beer. I was told that only the occasional lite beer would be in my future. Why would I do that? I'd rather save the splurge on cookies. But a real beer?!! A Hopdevil, a Delerium!? Can it be? So many beers, so little time! I will be visiting the Black Raven Brewery again very, very soon!
 

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