Red wine

fozy
By fozy Latest Reply 2014-02-12 18:53:16 -0600
Started 2014-02-09 20:12:47 -0600

A glass of red wine good or bad

Tags: blood sugar

10 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-02-12 18:53:16 -0600 Report

There have been lots of discussions on this topic. I did an experiment with myself on drinking 4 oz with my evening meal to try to help my numbers. It was mixed results at best and since I am not a lover of dry wines, (which were the ones that helped me) I found it to be too expensive a habit to do for something I really didn't care for.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2014-02-12 14:56:02 -0600 Report

It really depends on how YOU react to it. I used to drink a glass of dry red wine with dinner most nights. Then, in 2010, I started getting some serious low blood sugar episodes which may have been caused in part by the wine. Even though it has carbs, the alcohol may cause your BG to drop. I only drink wine now on special occasions to avoid those really scary lows.

theladyiscrazy
theladyiscrazy 2014-02-10 11:39:25 -0600 Report

From all that I have read, there is a debate on this still. I do know it is not recommended to drink alcohol without eating. This is a topic that we will be discussing in my diabetes class this Thursday. I can report back if you like.

jigsaw
jigsaw 2014-02-10 08:14:00 -0600 Report

Probably best to stay away from sweet wines and semi sweet wines.
I occasionally have a 4 oz glass of Cabernet ( dry red wine ), with dinner. It doesn't seem to have much of an effect on my blood glucose.

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