Drinking alcohol can affect your health in more ways than one. But do you know what alcohol use means when you live with diabetes?
Make sure you know the facts.
1. Alcohol keeps your liver from doing its job.
The liver’s main function is regulating blood sugar in the body. When you drink, your liver has to work to remove alcohol from your blood instead. This can decrease your blood sugar level — potentially to dangerous levels.
2. Alcohol may cause blood sugar to rise.
Certain types of alcohol (such as beer or sweet wine) contain carbohydrates. Drinking even moderate amounts can...