Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsDiabetes · 3 weeks ago

Can a diabetic drink pop or alcohol?

8 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    they can, but they shouldn't. and diet drinks are worse for diabetics than regular

  • Jim
    Lv 5
    2 weeks ago

    Of course they can. It's just recommended that they don't.

  • 3 weeks ago

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  • If you are type 2, you probably want to stay away from regular soda but diet is okay. As for alcohol, distilled spirits (rum, vodka, whiskey, tequila, etc.) have zero carbs. But they can lower your glucose a lot, so be careful. Wine has what I would consider a manageable level of carbs, regular beer starts to get a bit high in carbs.

    I’d be sure to read the information that comes with any of the medications you are on to make sure there are not specifically negative alcohol interactions.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    A diabetic can eat and drink anything they choose to, as long as they take into account, the effects on their blood glucose levels. So in moderation (for them) is the key.

    Now what I can handle in a sugar sweetened soda or alcoholic drink, is going be different that you, and 1000 other diabetics. No one with meds or insulin or just diet and exercise, will be the same. 

  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, to both. I've been a type 1 diabetic since 1955, more than 65 years. I was 2 years old.  There was no diet pop until the 1960s. No alcohol until well into college. I prefer wine, but I would drink a limited amount if  beer socially. Alcohol makes controlling the diabetes more difficult. It also does not up with chronic depression. 

    What MANY people never realize is control of your emotions is also important. White hot anger increases blood sugar levels. There are different kinds of anger. 

  • Audrey
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    Diet soda, yes. Alcohol in very small amounts.

  • Liz
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    In moderation. 

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