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Re: [IP] Alcohol, your liver and BGs

Beer has carbohydrates, as does wine (a lesser amount per % content
alcohol).  However --- alcohol itself has NO CARBOHYDRATES.  The liqueurs
do, but not Scotch, whiskey, vodka, Everclear, ...... etc.  Alcohol has 7
calories per gram, so it is almost as high per gram consumed as is fat,
however, it is it's own classification.  Check some of the other posts from
the past couple of days, there have been some good explanations of the whys
and wherefores of the effects of alcohol on diabetes control.
Take care,
-----Original Message-----
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To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: June 11, 1998 12:12 AM
Subject: Re: [IP] Alcohol, your liver and BGs

>John...you did a very good job of explaining that.  My understanding of why
>alcohol plays such havoc with your blood sugar has to do with the fact that
>there are so many "empty carbs" that they are used up fast, thus raising
>bg, then they are gone, so your blood sugar drops.  I don't know if that
>any sense, but that is how it was explained to me before I left for
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