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Vodka and low blood sugar

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Russell52, May 17, 2020.

  1. Russell52

    Russell52 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi all, I’m T2 Fully controlled age 60 weight 10 stone 10 lbs.
    I do however have a couple of vodkas in the evening. Over the last few weeks my blood sugars at bed time are a bit too low at 3.9. During the day they are about 5. I don’t eat between 8 am and 6pm. Diabetic about 15 years. On the surface these numbers are ok but they are lower than they have been over the years. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Vodka lowers blood sugar, or at least delays spikes while your liver deals with the glucose, so it's probably related to that. That said, I think 3.9 is ok anyway, provided you're not on hypo causing medication.
     
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  3. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    What, if any, medication do you take, @Russell52 ? That can impact how good, or otherwise, numbers can be
     
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    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If the liver is busy dealing with alcohol it can’t dump glucose into the blood. Yet. So levels are short term lower than without the alcohol. It’s a temporary delay and not advised as a control mechanism due to its own inherent issues/damage.
     
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  5. Russell52

    Russell52 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, metformin, emphaglozin. Cheers
     
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