Very funny experiment...and I mean very funny....

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-02-28 05:17:24 -0600
Started 2015-02-01 12:38:35 -0600

My son and I were at it again…We read that 4 or 5 ounces of red wine helped to bring down BG levels so my son went out and bought me two good bottles of red wine…now mind you..I am NOT a drinker and can not tolerate even small amounts of alcohol. But it was in the house and I didn't have any place to for two nights in a row I had 5 ounces of red wine with my dinner…well for joy for joy..both times I had the wine my fasting levels went down significantly..the first day 98 and the second day 87…Nice right..the problem is I was tipsy as street drunk after having just 5 oz of wine…so I had to stop..I looked up what about the red wine provided this effect…and it turns out the consensus is it is the resveratrol in the wine…well I logged on to my favorite home shopping site and ordered Andrew Lessmans resveratrol supplement… all the benefits of red wine without having to explain to my grandson why grandma is laughing her ass off for no apparent reason…

12 replies

Fefe12 2015-02-28 05:17:24 -0600 Report

That is funny! Some of us just can't hold our liqueur. I have a glass of wine with dinner every night. I enjoy it, its restful, also helps with digestion. I only started after my diagnosis, can't tell you why I just did. lol, glad it's making me healthy

GabbyPA 2015-02-02 08:21:22 -0600 Report

I did this experiment as well quite a while ago. I didn't share the same effects as you did and I tried it for about 2 months. I am like you, don't drink much. And while a 4oz glass would not do me in during a meal, it became an expense I didn't want to continue with no real effect.

You will have to let us know if the resveratrol does as good of a job.

lilleyheidi 2015-02-02 01:42:26 -0600 Report

I've never heard of the resveratrol, but I'm not a wine drinker at all, or much of any kind of drinker to be honest, a margarita once or twice a year maybe. I used to be like a fish, but no longer. I just have to say i'd like to be a fly on the wall when your son is home one weekend !

rangerlina 2015-02-01 23:24:59 -0600 Report

I seldom drink either, and am thrilled to now know what it is about red wine that helps BG! Thank you for the post! :)

suecsdy 2015-02-01 22:29:43 -0600 Report

I Am allergic to red wine. Also I do not handle alcohol well. Will be interested to hear if the reservatrol works. Keep us posted

RebDee 2015-02-01 20:13:56 -0600 Report

Jibber Jabber, please let me know how the Resveratrol supplement works as I am not a drinker at all and won't even try it.

BreC 2015-02-01 13:31:26 -0600 Report

I haven't drank in almost 24 years. I get loopy medicating with a normal dose of Nyquil so drinking would put me on my arse. Never like the taste of wine or champagne . When I did drink in my younger days I preferred Jack and Coke. Not a beer drinker either.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-02-01 16:04:33 -0600 Report

yeah it is funny that I cant drink now…when I was a teenager Jack was my best friend..but when I had my daughter 26 years a ago the partying stopped..and I rarely drank after that…a SIP of champagne on NYE…that is about it..

Cherokeemaiden 2015-02-01 13:01:05 -0600 Report

I have always heard that red wine is very good for you. Have not tried drinking it on a regular basis, just an occasional Sangria. Like Dr. John I would be interested to know how your BS reacts with the pills compared to the wine. Keep us posted.

DrJohn 2015-02-01 12:41:53 -0600 Report

That's interesting. I would like to see you post a follow up after using the resveratrol and what dose.