Friday, April 19, 2013

Diabetes and Alcohol !!!

Diabetes and Alcohol !!!

A bottle of Chardonnay gifted by a dear friend is something you are looking forward to. How could you refuse such a pleasantry and how you wish to enjoy it! Well, no one is stopping you, unless of course, you are a diabetic.

Yes, that could be a hindrance to the sheer joy of the ‘spirit’. It is a fact well-known fact that while suffering from any type of diabetes, one has to be extra careful with their diet and if alcohol forms a part of it, then a little precaution is bound to go a long way.

Alcohol Act
Alcohol in itself is a restricted intake for people and the reasons for that can be varied. If you suffer from diabetes, there are certain things to be kept in mind, when it comes to alcohol. You cannot take that prophetic plunge into the depths of alcohol till the time you are sure how your metabolism handles it. While there is no standard rule that applies to this, keeping your doctor on speed dial can be a safe bet.

Why to Avoid
The number of reported cases pertaining to conditions worsening for a diabetes patient due to alcohol may not be very alarming. However, the reason behind such a situation could be good care and habits. What of the number that isn’t so good at taking such great care of themselves?

Diabetes is a condition that might just give rise to or aggravate a bodily condition. The common problems that could occur as a result include high blood pressure, nerve damage, trouble with eyesight or increased levels of triglycerides.

It’s not that Bad
Whilst the prevalent line of thought seems more inclined towards keeping you away from the good taste, the news is not all bad. Alcohol may not be harmful to a diabetic when it does not tamper with the blood sugar level. For a person who has been suffering from low blood sugar, intake of alcohol without a meal can be a cause of worry. The liver may primarily focus on breaking down the alcohol and this, in turn, may lead to hitting the blood sugar bottom. It might be beneficial to consume a glass of wine or mild quantity of any other spirit after a hearty meal.

While it is not entirely harmful to consume alcohol, if you suffer from diabetes, a little bit of precaution is necessary. As long as the consumption levels are low and compensating for the calorie count of the body, you need not get worried. However, make sure you have a green signal from your doctor before you decide the quantity for yourself.

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