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Diabetes and Alcohol

There are often questions about alcohol use when you have diabetes. Alcohol intake is not encouraged for the following reasons: Alcohol use may result in hypoglycaemia especially if you use insulin or drink alcohol without eating food. Alcohol can increase triglyceride levels, leading to hyperlipidemia. Alcohol may impair your ability to recognise hypoglycaemia and may cause unhealthy eating behaviours due to impaired judgement. Alcohol adds … Continue reading Diabetes and Alcohol