The Global Diabetes Community Forum
Small amounts of alcohol should not be a problem for most people taking metformin. However, because other medical conditions may also increase your risk of lactic acidosis (including kidney or liver problems), there may be some situations where avoiding alcohol entirely might be a good idea.
Avoid drinking alcohol while takuing glipizide. It lowers blood sugar and may interfere with your diabetes treatment.
viv1969 wrote:Whoa Angeleyes....Firstly drugs are not mentioned in the opening post, nor has anyone else bought them up. Secondly, everyone here with long term experience of having a drink when taking Metformin is entitled to express thier experiences in doing so. Thirdly, the only person who has made mention in this thread of BG control via the use of alcohol is YOU.
You appear to have very strong views on the subjects you mentioned, however might I suggest that you get a grip and express those views on posts which are actually on those subjects?
Hi I have diabetes 2 taking three metformin tablets per day and for the last month taking one glipicide for the last month soon will be taking two tablets daily soon. I was wondering what alcohol I can take as I can't get in to speak to my doctor until early January. Can I have a couple of pints of beer?