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Red wine before food - experiment

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Bluetit1802, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. rowan

    rowan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I prefer a box because I end up throwing half a bottle away as I don't drink enough. And there's not a Hardy's CS there?
    I prefer a light/medium wine but could get use to a more full bodied one, I'm enjoying my glass of wine at bedtime while reading :)
     
  2. MizzRyan69

    MizzRyan69 Type 2 · Member

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    Here was me buying a cheeky bottle of red and I'm reading some of you guys have boxes :) I like the sound of boxes. . Always loved me glass of red wine and am so happy its not something I have to give up totally. . There definately is a God
     
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  3. littlelin

    littlelin Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A box is good, especially red, you can invite friends to share and feel good about having
    enough left for the next day! you are lovely people out there so enjoy..... and I havent had a glass yet!
    ps diabetic (with a small d) so not to take over your lifestyle completely :)
     
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  4. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    the blood glucose lowering effect I think will likely take off over time if used every day, as most peoples livers capasity do increse with a daily use, and therfore the alcohol is not likely to be able to block the liver as effective over longer times daily use...
    the increasing capasity (which has limits ) is one of the reasons that some servere alcoholics do not die from alcohol doses that most other non alcoholics would normally die from
     
  5. lowedb

    lowedb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to drink beer when currying. Now I know what I have to do instead, and I can blame someone too!
     
  6. lowedb

    lowedb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've seen two GPs since my diagnosis. One gave the 'eat plenty of carbs with each meal' mantra, while the other pointed me towards low carb, and this site. They also suggested rather than giving up alcohol that red wine was quite acceptable although in moderation. Guess which one I think is talking sense?
     
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  7. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    I haven't read all of this so not sure if it's been mentioned but spirits lower me more. I have a chilled shot of vodka before bed and castings are much better.
     
  8. lowedb

    lowedb Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For the overall education and benefit of the group, I decided to see how Armangac affects BG.
     
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  9. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am helping with an Australian Shiraz at the moment !
    CAROL
     
  10. carty

    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not at this moment but. with my evening meal !!

    CAROL
     
  11. HappyasLarry

    HappyasLarry Type 2 · Member

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    Going to conduct some research into this one...........
     
  12. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Really interesting, I rarely drink but last weekend went to a gig in London and had 4 glasses of red along with a massive mixed grill in wetherspoons at 6pm. By midnight when I got back to the hotel and checked my BS it was a record low of 4.2. I put it down to the mile walk to the hotel from the pub after the show but clearly I was wrong.

    I think I will buy a bottle tomorrow and experiment for a few days.
     
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  13. majnoon

    majnoon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds interesting, I wonder if I replace all my blood with red wine, maybe my diabetes will go:rolleyes:
     
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  14. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Lol!!! This is a great thread. Humor is always uplifting!!!!!
     
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  15. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I can confirm that red wine works wonders.... It's lowered my BG by 0.5 immediately and left me too ****** to drive so I have to walk to tesco now... Enforced extra steps has to be a winner too...

    I'd already done 3 miles today too....
     
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  16. Hpetal

    Hpetal Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not a wine drinker as it gives me heartburn/indigestion! but would give anything a go to help get bg down even if only a little bit. oh go on then just the one glass then
     
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  17. Slalom

    Slalom Type 2 · Member

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    I occasionally drink wine, usually red, but do not have a meter.

    I always try and recork the wine after the second glass. usually goes in reversed. Then if i don't open and recork it it is ok the next day.

    Why after the second glass? The first glass, is too soon out of the bottle, second glass has mellowed a little due to being open.

    I o not use boxes even for parties.
     
  18. jake_major_

    jake_major_ Type 2 · Newbie

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  19. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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