Archive - December 12, 2014

How to manage alcohol with your diabetes this Christmas

Christmas time, mistletoe and wine. Cliff Richard summed up Christmas delightfully with one lyric but people with diabetes, and who are over 18, must consider drinking alcohol carefully around Christmas time.

It can be tempting during the Christmas period for people with diabetes to consume alcohol more frequently then they perhaps would throughout the rest of the year.

Work Christmas parties and general festive celebrations will often see alcohol purchased, and while people with diabetes should not avoid drinking, understanding the effects of alcohol is essential.

Each person with diabetes will react differently to alcohol, which can lead to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) or hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) depending on the amount you consume and what food you have eaten beforehand.

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