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beer and diabetes...need advice

Posted by on Nov. 12, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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My bf takes insulin...novalin...2 times a day but still drinks beer ex excessively...what effect does beer have on insulin and diabetes?
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by on Nov. 12, 2011 at 1:36 AM
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Mama2ETA
by on Nov. 12, 2011 at 1:40 AM

drinking excessively is going to be bad no matter what.....

but directly regarding insulin....here's a story about a study

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/3/608.full

Jenn.1028
by on Nov. 12, 2011 at 1:44 AM
I myself know it's not only unhealthy but stupid but the beer blinds him sadly
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deedon
by Sandra on Nov. 13, 2011 at 9:05 AM

 Sorry I can't answer your question.  If you haven't already check out the American Diabetes Association website they should be able to help.

My sister also drinks a lot but she's doesn't check her levels too often.

mpace89
by on Nov. 13, 2011 at 10:26 AM
The was an Intervention episode with an alcoholic diabetic you might want to have him watch. I know it lowers your bg unpredictably. A lot of diabetics will have mixed drinks and not bolus for the full amount, or at all, because the sugar in the drink counteracts the lowering factor
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Piskie
by New Member on Dec. 28, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Is he drinking excessively, or just drinking?

As long as he watches his sugars, the beer doesn't have much impact on diabetics.

Yes, it lowers our sugars levels, but once you know by how much, how long etc.. There's nothing intrinsically bad about beer that'll make him ill.

I'm on a novarapid and Lantus reigime, 5 inections a day. I drink whiskey mostly, and vodka when i want to get drunk. I have a small hypo about half the time i drink.

Like anything else with his diabetes, he's a grown adult and able to make his own choices. As long as his sugars are okay, there's nothing to worry about.


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