By gville Latest Reply 2009-01-14 08:01:50 -0600
Started 2009-01-13 19:00:30 -0600

how does scotch and soda water effect diabetes since scotch does not turn to sugar like other liquors>

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kdroberts 2009-01-14 08:01:50 -0600 Report

You'll probably find that it will lower your numbers slightly or a lot. Among other things it ties up the liver which means that it can't release glucose like it normally does. This can be a problem if you take insulin or other drugs because you can get low blood sugar. There is also the drug interactions you need to check.

On a personal note, I would suggest dropping the soda water and also checking out!

sexyswamprat 2009-01-13 21:38:06 -0600 Report

I have never had hard liquor raise my blood sugar. Beer, yes, but grain alcohol, no. Everyone one is different though.

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-13 20:36:41 -0600 Report

Think you'll have to do some research of your own on that one. Not sure that's a routine question that any of us would necessarily be able to answer. Perhaps asking your doctor would be best.

LadyDi - 26259Miller
LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-14 07:43:40 -0600 Report

The reason I did not say to refrain from drinking at all is that I do not know about Scotch in particular. I may drink a glass of wine on New Years, but that's about the extent of my drinking in any given year. Perhaps Scotch is different as you indicated. I really do not know.

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