Can You Drink Alcohol with Diabetes

People with diabetes should be cautious when it comes to drinking alcohol because alcohol can make your complications worse.

Alcohol interacts with diabetes medications  Combining medication with alcohol can lead to hypoglycemia.

Alcohol Hinders your Liver's Function  Alcohol makes your liver prioritize alcohol detox over blood sugar control

Never Drink Alcohol On An Empty Stomach  Food slows down the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Alcohol Can Cause Hypoglycemia  Within a few minutes of drinking alcohol, and for up to 12 hours afterward, alcohol can cause your blood glucose level to drop.

Drink Slowly  Drinking too much alcohol can make you feel dizzy, sleepy, and disoriented—the same symptoms as hypoglycemia.

Knowing Your Limit  Women with diabetes may have no more than one alcoholic beverage a day. Men should have no more than two.