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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by bexter75, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. bexter75

    bexter75 Type 2 · Active Member

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    hi can someone tell me what impact beer has on a type 2 diabetics sugar levels please?
    I’ve been told it’s good for us but I’m not convinced
    Thanks
    Becky
     
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    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    HI @bexter75 Beer can be high carb so would increase your glucose levels, ideal to avoid, I prefer a glass of red wine as that has no impact on my levels.
     
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    bexter75 Type 2 · Active Member

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    bexter75 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Due to my relative inability to gain weight, and therefore having a propensity to become insulin resistant at the drop of a hat, I personally choose to abstain from alcohol entirely, due to its effect on the liver.

    But that is just my choice, and as far as beer in general goes, plenty of T2 enjoy a pint or two from time to time. Regarding immediate impact on blood glucose concentration, I always found distilled spirits or red wine to be the least troublesome.
     
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    bexter75 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    They don't call beer Liquid Bread for nothing. ;)
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have a 500ml can of beer every weekday evening, Greene King Abbott is my current favourite. It seems an excellent use of about 15g of carbs out of my daily total of around 75g. One slice of supermarket white bread is a similar amount of carbs but comes without the pleasure so no competition really.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ...not to mention why they refer to beer bellies!
     
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    bexter75 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Cheers Mr Pot. x
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    I wonder how many carbs are in some of those other articles... [​IMG]
     
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    Uh. Never heard that in my 52 years on this planet, so guess I’m not listening to whoever “they” is.

    Regardless, to the OP, not sure any alcohol is good for us, the question is more, how bad is it? I like a good ale, but it does push my BG up before it declines. My BG curve is less dramatic with wine. My motto is make it a count regardless, so no watered down light beers for me. Just my .02.
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    You gotta get out more :) VERY common expression
     
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  18. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Both 'liquid bread' and 'wheat belly' are pretty common expressions. Particularly in the T2DM world.
     
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    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i have the occaisional beer or three ,ghostship, sometimes coors light..definitly makes my fasting blood sugars lower . ( i guess this is a false reading?) normally about 5.1.. just lately theyve been in the early sixes when ive been a good boy..and back to mid fives during the day...
     
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    For me beer sends my BG through the roof - a few beers before bed and I'm looking at 14's in the morning. Spirits and diet mixers don't affect me, but sometimes I just want an ice cold beer. Also the problem with JD & coke or G&T is that it's too easy to drink and I end up drinking a lot. Currently I'm drinking no alcohol and feel way better for it. Diet Lilt is my friend!

    Edit: Since I stopped beer 2 weeks ago, I'm 6lbs down.... that's enough to focus me.
     
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