About seven thousand calories can be produced per gram of alcohol, but only 50% can be used. Alcohol can cause fluctuations in blood glucose, severe hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) can occur when a large amount of alcohol is drunk on an empty stomach. Alcoholic intoxication often can mask the performance of low blood glucose. Therefore, it is not easy to find out whether there is an occurrence of hypoglycemia or in the drunken diabetes patients, which is very dangerous. In this regard, diabetes patients should follow the following recommendations:
Firstly, do not drink if the blood glucose is not stably controlled. Secondly, when the blood glucose control is good, diabetes patients can drink a moderate amount of alcohol, but avoid drinking the wine with sweet taste. Alcohol consumption plan can be made, for example, drink 1-2 times a week, in an amount of 2 small cups of hard liquor or a large cup of beer, besides, a certain amount of staple food should be reduced when drinking.
In the long term, drinking should be stopped gradually in patients with drinking habits.
Be careful to avoid heavy drinking. Avoid drinking on an empty stomach.
Blood glucose can be monitored before and after drinking, and pay attention to the understanding of the impact of alcohol on blood glucose. If the diabetes patient's glucose tolerance is not good, it is best not to drink alcohol. For young male diabetes patients, it may be appropriate to drink red wine, low alcohol, do not drink liquor.
For example, diabetes patients have two options: stop drinking completely, or drinking regularly, and drink red wine appropriately.
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