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BEER OR WINE

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by hanley, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. hanley

    hanley Type 2 · Member

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    Hi my hubby is t2 and is managing his through diet and exercise however he enjoys his beer and i allow it once a week as his treat for his diet and training ....... my question is this what is better 4 cans of tennants or a bottle of white wine ? thanks a million
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Depends on the wine TBH but probably the wine if dryish.
     
  3. paul-1976

    paul-1976 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    From personal experience I would say dry white wine is better too-which is a shame as before diagnosis I was mad on real ales-especially Robinsons Old Tom and Adnams Broadside. {sob}
     
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    littlelin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi anyone out there... advice please re alcohol. Cant have beer cos am coeliac and am rather particle to a nice good red Rioja.
    Now is this a bad alcohol to drink or would I be better off with white or pink ? Any info on shorts as well?
    Am managing to keep bloods quite level and dont see too sharp rises except when I treat myself to a glutenfree
    cake - whoops:(
    Thanks

    Little Lin
    T2 one year - coping just!
     
  5. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well spirits are carb free, its just the mixers that come wit the carbs.
    Red wine,I find, as long as it isn't sweet or fortified like port doesn't spike me, in fact, I need to watch that I don't dip too far if I have too much!
    THE ALCOHOL IS DEALT WITH AT THE LIVER IN PREFERENCE TO CREATING GLUCOSE!
     
  6. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    May not be completely true.

    http://www.newscientist.com/article...dry-january-really-worth-it.html#.UtGwYq1FDMw

    So it may be a myth alcohol doesn't affect your bs.

    I have to say, I drank over Xmas, my bs went up overall.
    Stopped again after new year, it's back down.

    LCHFNA maybe?
     
  7. alanywiseman

    alanywiseman Type 1 · Member

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    Dry wines will be better than beer. Whites are usually drier than reds but it is all about balance. I am T1 and drink beer regularly and am able to control my BS. you just need to watch your how much and how fast you are drinking.
     
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    robert72 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a glass of Rioja with my supper 'on the advice of my cardiologist'... he wouldn't give me a prescription for it :(
    Anyway, it doesn't affect my levels
     
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  9. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    MY Grandfather had the same advice from his GP : to have a whisky before retiring, Still wouldn't write a prescription.
    Nearly died from rheumatic fever as a young man but worked into his 70's and died in his late 80's
     
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  11. hanley

    hanley Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for your post ...... I am really trying to stay positive for my husband and give him encouragement without being his minder ..he has to fend for himself but these post have really helped so thanks for your time and post
     
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    jaade88 Type 1 · Member

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    I was always taught that alcohol like beers and ales can reduce your blood sugars is this true?


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  13. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends. For me, not beers, no, sadly. Wine yes, particularly red wine. I don't do much neat spirits so cant advice you there.
     
  14. Thommothebear

    Thommothebear Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Agree with Toto, beers, no, they comtain too many carbs, red wine, definitely almost no carbs so no spike and it also does suppress release of glucose by the liver, although the mechanism that causes this is not necessarily a good one in that the lover prioritises the processing of alcohol which it regards as a poison over the processing of glucose.


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  15. alanywiseman

    alanywiseman Type 1 · Member

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    I find myself injecting 20-40g for beers depending on the style, ABV and how dry they are. The issue I find with beer is that the next day or during the night is when my BS can drop and that is what I need to watch. I dont drink enough wine to know the effect it has on my BS but it is something I should probably look into.
     
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