Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

Drinking an alcoholic beverage with Diabetes. Your blood glucose may not respond as expected. Here's an overview of alcohol metabolism and how it impacts blood glucose.

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A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

A Brief Guide to Alcohol Metabolism and Blood Glucose

As a type 1 diabetic who loves a good IPA, I often get asked how alcohol affects blood glucose. The answer I give is not what most would expect.Alcohol does not equal CarbohydratesMost people lump alcohol in with carbohydrates. They expect alcohol itself to act as sugar and raise blood glucose.  Many alcoholic beverages contain [...]

Is Alcohol Both a Stimulant and a Depressant?

Is Alcohol Both a Stimulant and a Depressant?

The other day I was drinking with a bunch of friends and discussing the effects of alcohol, and one such friend tried to convince me that hard alcohol differs from wine and beer  not only in alcohol content but also in that it acts as a stimulant rather than a depressant.  This rang slightly off, but I [...]