Drinking alcohol

Cookie Roma
By Cookie Roma Latest Reply 2011-05-15 23:06:35 -0500
Started 2011-05-13 23:19:12 -0500

I don't actually drink but when I used to go to a diabetic page on facebook people would sometimes bring up drinking. I'm just glad I don't drink so it's one less thing I have to deal with. My question is do any of you drink and if you do, how does that work with your diabetes ?

13 replies

2011-05-15 20:05:14 -0500 Report

I don't drink, cause the alcohol makes my bs extremely high. Someone told me, that alcohol turns to sugar. Especially vodka, cause it's made from fermented potatoes. And we all know that there's carbs in potatoes.

berrykins0 2011-05-15 08:10:13 -0500 Report

i don't drink cause it make feel like my blood sugar low. i feel shakey and get sweaty and like i need to sitting down. and even if i eat something and a drink it doesn't matter.

jeffrey9127 2011-05-14 13:25:59 -0500 Report

I don't drink very often, but if I do, I drink low carb beer. The one or two that I might drink has never been a problem with my BS.

pkwillhoite 2011-05-14 13:05:37 -0500 Report

I dont drink but I used to enjoy mixed drinks, but since finding out about me having this. I dont drink any more…

dietcherry 2011-05-14 10:48:20 -0500 Report

I drink beer and wine and it works fine for me. I just have to make sure I eat something while drinking.

2011-05-15 20:12:39 -0500 Report

dietcherry~ do you find that wine spikes your bg level? After all, grapes have "natural" sugar. (Yes, I know that even "natural" sugar spikes every bodies bs.)

jayabee52 2011-05-15 23:06:35 -0500 Report

Lisa, the fermentation process which converts the grape sugars into alcohol often consumes the sugars. Here's an article on fermentation of wine: http://www.aromadictionary.com/articles/winef...

Note particularly the last paragraph of the article: "Fermentation is completed when all the fermentable sugars have been converted to alcohol. This end point is measured chemically. Once the wine is deemed free of fermentable sugar, i.e. dry it is cooled to 4oC and the dead yeast cells (known as gross lees) are allowed to settle. The relatively clear wine is then racked to remove the gross lees before it it is stabilised and filtered ready for bottling."

So there is little sugar left with wine, especially with a "dry" wine.

alanbossman 2011-05-14 10:38:38 -0500 Report

After playing a game of softball the guys stay after and have a couple of beers. A team mate and I both have diabetes and are in good control and have no problems with BS. Also the beers are low carb. And this is only once a week.

Harlen 2011-05-14 05:19:01 -0500 Report

Sorry I dont drink
Best wishes

jayabee52 2011-05-15 02:26:24 -0500 Report

Why are you sorry you don't drink? I say: "Good for you, Harlen!"

Harlen 2011-05-15 08:51:17 -0500 Report

Sorry that I was unable to advice well lol
I am glad a gave it up 15 years ago ,it was more truble then it was wurth
Best wishes

jayabee52 2011-05-15 22:52:23 -0500 Report

Yes, I agree. It is trouble. I drink only a little bit and very rarely, like at my son's wedding. I have another son getting married in Oct. Probably won't drink until then.