4 Ways Alcohol Affects Diabetes

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Linda Wasmer Andrews

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Does having diabetes mean you can’t enjoy a glass of wine with dinner or a cold beer with friends? Not necessarily. Moderate drinking may even reduce the risk for heart and kidney complications.

But drinking too much may lead to serious problems, including dangerously low blood glucose and harmful interactions with your diabetes medication.

Managing diabetes goes beyond focusing on blood sugar levels—you’ve got to commit to living a healthy life, staying active, eating well, and minimizing stress. Follow these tips to get on the right path.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 18, 2017

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