Red wine

By papi01 Latest Reply 2012-03-06 08:20:22 -0600
Started 2012-03-02 15:17:28 -0600

Is 8oz of red wine every night is bad for us?

22 replies

pixsidust 2012-03-05 08:29:36 -0600 Report

A wine glass is as others mentioned four ounces not eight. Be mindful and be careful you do not depend on this evening medication

Nick1962 2012-03-03 15:45:11 -0600 Report

I don't experience a problem with it, but usually it's paired with a meal. I'd stay away from things like port wine, which is fortified (has extra alcohol) though.
Most wines are only 8-13% alcohol. Ports and sherries can come in up to 18-20% (but still lower than hard liquor's 38%)

jigsaw 2012-03-04 10:25:02 -0600 Report

I agree, but Ports and Dry Sherries can impart some great flavoring for cooking purposes. That's about the only way I use them.

Nick1962 2012-03-04 18:57:07 -0600 Report

Oooh Al you're depriving yourself! I don't like the dry stuff, but a good tawny or reservo Port, or a good cream Sherry is my finish to a good sunday evening meal. Just a bit, maybe 2 ounces. A nice Pedro Ximenez cream sherry is like drinking golden raisin juice with almonds. Mmmmmm.

jigsaw 2012-03-04 20:05:32 -0600 Report

You know, I can't remember the last time I had Cream Sherry. Now, I'll have to give it a try. You definitely make it sound tasty! I can't resist.

Nick1962 2012-03-05 11:01:53 -0600 Report

Osborne Cream (Sweet Oloroso) Sherry
Sweet, nutty, honey taste, medium-bodied, with fig and caramel aromas. Finishes with walnut and molasses aftertaste. Usually under $15 Enjoy at your own risk.

jigsaw 2012-03-05 11:43:05 -0600 Report

Ok, I'll probably be in the vicinity of my supplier tomorrow. I'll look for it. If I find it, then just a nip or two for starters. After that, we'll see!

Type1Lou 2012-03-04 12:07:28 -0600 Report

I used to enjoy the occasional glass of Dry Sack sherry as an aperitif but don't do that anymore either. I do like to add sherry to some recipes I still like but it's not enough to make much difference in the BG and the alcohol goes away during the cooking process.

GabbyPA 2012-03-02 17:39:43 -0600 Report

It depends. Generally speaking, a glass of red wine (darker the better) is supposed to be good for our glucose levels.

I found that the cost and the fact that I don't really care too much for wine made it not worth it for me. But there are some it works great for.

Gambling 2012-03-05 11:18:12 -0600 Report

Will test out once I am regulated and all set on my new "diet" still testing out different food items

Type1Lou 2012-03-02 16:57:10 -0600 Report

I used to drink one glass of dry red wine frequently with dinner. I stopped drinking wine last year after too many low blood sugar episodes. What had been fine for years all of a sudden started creating problems for me…and scared the dickens out of my husband. It was the smart thing for me to stop but I do miss it.

Nick1962 2012-03-04 18:58:43 -0600 Report

Tht's the killer for me. Knowing I'm doing well now but also it can fall apart at any time. Guess we're never out of the dark.

Type1Lou 2012-03-05 15:28:36 -0600 Report

You are so right Rich! It's a constant balancing act and just when you think you've got it down, your body changes and throws you a curve! I am eating better now and exercising more which is a good thing. Diabetes is a tough task-master but I'm bound and determined to deal with it as best as I can!

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2012-03-03 03:34:39 -0600 Report

When I was first diagnosed my doctor told me that ti watch for unexplained changes. He said it's very possible that i could get in good control and even stay that way for years and then one day, for no apparent reason my numbers could get messed up. Gosh, something to look forward to.

Type1Lou 2012-03-03 08:07:20 -0600 Report

I'm convinced that my aging body had a lot to do with the new problems I was facing. I've been diabetic since age 27 and am now 63. Getting old is not for sissies but it sure beats the alternative!

jigsaw 2012-03-03 08:59:20 -0600 Report

I understand completley! We are the same age. I've had a few unpleasant birthday presents myself.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-03-02 16:27:05 -0600 Report

If you use insulin, we are not suppose to drink. Why, alcohol can drastically lower bg, and if the drink has alot of sugar then it can bring the bg back up too high.

jayabee52 2012-03-02 15:53:23 -0600 Report

Howdy Papi and WELCOME to diabeticconnect!

It may actually be good for us papi. Take a look at this multi page article from the mayo clinic here ~

They do not encourage us to start drinking alcohol but they say that it MIGHT be beneficial. All the studies have been done on mice at doses which were way higher than what we would get with 8 oz of red wine (to get the equivalent to the dosage we'd have to drink 60 litres per DAY) but the studies seem encouraging.

Blessings to you and yours!

James Baker