I drink red and white wine socially and I have a small glass of brandy after dinner. I have found alcohol slows down the carbs getting into my system so several hours after eating I will bolus for whatever I have eaten.
I only notice a drop several hours after drinking if I have more than 2-3 glasses of anything- more of a drop with hard liquor versus wine or beer
I picked other, but really I don’t drink anything any more. My RA medicine is potentially liver damaging, so they advise you not to drink while taking it. So now I only sometimes have an ounce of wine when my son gets a new one, just to see how it tastes. I was really sad that I couldn’t drink some of the cranberry wine we tried last Thanksgiving, it was good.
I put “other” because I don’t drink much or often enough to have noticed a BG trend. I did have a severe low requiring an ambulance/ER visit after my first time drinking (wine and champagne) during a trip. However, I don’t know if that low was due to the alcohol, all the walking I did the day before, or the NPH insulin I was on at the time, which made me prone to overnight lows. The fact that I was hungover and throwing up the juice my friend was trying to save me with is what landed me in the hospital. This introduction to alcohol probably explains why I don’t drink much. Haha. I will sometimes have a beer or glass of wine, but always with food.
White wine drops my blood sugar the most. If I’ve been drinking in the evening, I notice the drop over night and into the next day (sometimes up to 24 hours later).
I answered that I don’t drink. I don’t remember the last time I drank a glass of wine. Years ago, when I drank wine, one glass, I notice a decline in my blood sugars.
I don’t notice a drop in my BG is the amount of alcohol is two units or less. More than that and yes I will notice a drop. I chose other as I don’t regularly drink most of what is listed, besides beer or sometimes wine, but have in the past and noticed these events.
Stopped drinking 5 years ago, I would always over-do it when I was younger and was always playing a dangerous roller coaster balance while intoxicated and friends were too intoxicated to help, beer and wine would raise me so I would do insulin and would end up too high not wanting to do too much due to risks or low from trying to cover my ass. Ended up passing out too drunk to care for it or in Dka a few too many times so I quit and cigarettes at the same time since those were social as well
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I used to drink craft beers and dry red wine mixed w/ diet ginger ale. Also drank whiskey, gin, vodka, absinthe, rum, Ouzo, but I recently decided to give it all up. For me alcohol is like radiation: no matter how small, no amount is safe. But I have no problems with other people drinking or other people using recreational drugs. Prohibition was a disaster. All drugs should be decriminalized, so I support The Drug Policy Alliance. Thomas Edison chewed cocoa leaves & Sigmund Freud brewed tea from cocoa leaves. Perhaps the small amounts of cocaine taken orally helped their enormous creative output. Freud’s use of cigars and pipes caused flesh destroying mouth cancer. His beard concealed the damage. I’ve never attended AA; it’s only 4% effective anyway. I guess I’m lucky I didn’t have to go to an expensive clinic or seek any professional help. I just decided there are more fulfilling ways to spend my limited funds.