Confused

Leanthony
By Leanthony Latest Reply 2012-11-16 15:14:46 -0600
Started 2012-11-16 14:26:19 -0600

I don't get it. Recently diagnosed type 2. When I drink beer, my sugar level is low but when I don't, it's high. I verified this against my log.


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ShellyLargent
ShellyLargent 2012-11-16 15:14:46 -0600 Report

My doctor told me it's because the liver is busy trying to process the alcohol, it doesn't release any and/or very little stored glucose, which can cause hypoglycemia, especially if you haven't had anything to eat. I don't have this problem with beer, but hard alcohol will drop my number in nothing flat and it stays low for hours afterwards.

I did find this online: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/9314... that has a more scientific explaination.

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