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How does beer consumption increase blood sugar levels in diabetics?


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September 12, 2011 9:35PM

Perhaps, alcohol will slightly lower glucose levels, but beer has some sugar in it. It is hard to measure in a sense since beer with pretzels is harder on the glucose then beer and a steak.


I am a type 1 diabetic and it is a fact that studies have shown alcohol lowers blood sugar. It is best NOT to drink if you are a diabetic however, if you are going to partake, I suggest always eat something that has both a protein and carb together like a sandwich or cheese and crackers when you do.I have found this to be helpful.