By diablo777775 Latest Reply 2008-10-12 13:09:58 -0500
Started 2008-10-09 08:07:02 -0500

how does drinking whiskey with diet soda affect my diabeties?

6 replies

2008-10-12 13:09:58 -0500 Report

Whiskey doesn't have any carbs and neither does diet soda but if you drink too much you may experience high blood sugar readings or low blood sugar depending if you are on drugs or insulin. This can happen because your liver is working so hard to filter the alcohol out of your system it doesn't supply you with needed glycogen (stored glucose) or it releases too much because it's busy filtering the alcohol. It can go either way. One drink shouldn't be a problem but everyone is different so test it and see.

kdroberts 2008-10-12 13:02:24 -0500 Report

Alcohol wont turn to sugar, but it will tie up some systems in your body that regulate blood sugar and can cause you to go low, quit severely low if you are not careful. It's something to talk to your doctor about and how it fits in with your treatment and medications.

GabbyPA 2008-10-09 11:29:59 -0500 Report

Your meter will be your truth-sayer in how it affects you. After you drink, (and don't drink a lot) test your levels and see what they tell you. I am right there with Mikee...don't do the artificial stuff. That is bad for your body in so many ways.

I also consume 4oz of red wine with my meal nightly, to help combat the carbs and for my heart.

There is a good article in the News & Articles section that talks about this. It gives great guide lines on how much, what kind and things like that.

Maybe that will help you out. No matter what you do, be careful.

Anonymous 2008-10-09 08:45:47 -0500 Report

If you are on insulin having a drink makes me sick. I love margaritas and I had one recently, will not do that again. But I have been able to drink the red wine 1/2 cup a day and it does not make me sick and is helping my morning blood sugars.

mikee 2008-10-09 08:41:08 -0500 Report

I think alcohol metabelizes into sugar. Deit pop is the worst thing you can drink.Drink regular pop and shoot your insulin accordingly.Real sugar is better for you than the artificial sweetiners.Use all in moderation.

Frustrated mom
Frustrated mom 2008-10-09 08:19:48 -0500 Report

It may bring your blood sugars down…I would check with my Doctor and see what he/she says…Be careful not to over drink…Please