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Re: [IP] Tequila, Rum, and diabetic control



Alcohol DOES have the effect of lowering blood sugars.  This is one of
the dangers of drinking.  However, if you eat carbs immediately before
or during, it will lessen the effect.  Just remember to compensate with
an appropriate bolus.



Kimberly Davis wrote:
> 
> Okay, talking about tequila, I have a question.  After drinking, my BG
> tends to drop somewhat a little later.  I don't drink much, or often,
> but after the initial difficulty, for two or three days afterwards my BG
> is easier to control and seems less irratic.  Someone told me that this
> may be because the liver releases several chemicals which affect the BG
> and maybe after drinking my liver is somewhat less sensitive.  Maybe
> it's just a coincidence, but does this happen to anyone else?? I'm about
> to start taking a shot of rum every other evening with dinner.
> 
> Kim
> 
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