Diabetes and alcohol blood sugar

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Avatar n tn This is why drinking on an empty stomach can lead to very low blood sugar. Alcohol can cause low blood sugar for up to 12 hours after drinking. All kinds of factors can throw off your blood sugar with unpleasant and sometimes dangerous consequences.
Avatar n tn I know that you have said that you check your blood sugars and feel straight when you drink, but believe it or not, it will alter your thinking and can prevent you from recognizing a low blood sugar coming on. High school and college are tough years to get through, especially with type 1. I would encourage you to look at a few websites: www.childrenwithdiabetes.com This is not just for young children, but older teens and adults as well. www.jdrf.
Avatar f tn Cure rates aside, do you think he will be able to comply with treatment in his present condition? It's really rough and demands medications to be taken on time. And then his blood sugar levels, no doubt partly because of the drinking. I just don't see a happy ending here whether he starts treatment or not. Do the best you can to get him help for his alcohol and drug problems and then start looking out for yourself.
Avatar n tn With all you have been through, I think God himself is filtering your blood of all the excess sugar.ha You are an inspiration to us all! I probably will be eating twinkies all day once I start treatment,,,haven't had them since I was a child,,but whatever stays down in my stomach, I'll eat. Remember I'm not tx yet,,,easy for me to preach what not to eat...I may wind up being the worst offender! Praying ya Svr!!! Hang in!
Avatar n tn I personally can drink beer but I am sure to check levels often, have snacks on hand (since alcohol does naturally lower your blood sugar) and I only take half my nighttime insulin as I was often waking up with very low sugars in the middle of the night. My advice is to take it easy. I'm sure for you and your friends it's exciting and fun but always keep in mind you are (in the best way hehe) different from your friends and a little more fragile. Find what works for you and stick to it.
Avatar f tn --If a diabetic is on metformin or similar pills to control blood sugar, drinking alcohol increases the risk of hypoglycemia and lactic acidosis (both serious and potentially fatal) --Any diabetic with vision problems (retinopathy or recently decreased vision) should not consume alcohol as it worsens the symptoms and can cause more damage to vision --Any diabetic with peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage...
Avatar n tn If my glucose was causing a problem with it my tryglycerides would be higher. They range from 50-72. I have started 1 glass of red wine per night. Does fasting blood sugar increase with age. I have read that it only goes 1 to 2 mg/dl per decade. Is it possible for a fasting blood sugar to elevate from anxiety in the doctors office. My blood pressure can. It has gone from 140/70 to 110/58 in just five minutes at the clinic. I hate the doctors office.
Avatar f tn Yes, alcohol affects blood sugar level - Each and Every time it's consumed. that being said, High blood sugar and high blood alcohol content would be 2 separate elements measured in Your blood. 80% of the alcohol from EVERY drink goes directly to the blood stream and, THAT is why You have high blood alcohol content. Four drinks would put everyones' blood alcohol above the legal limit Alcohol is harmful to the body - as is diabetes.
Avatar m tn The causes of diabetes are often very complex; what is important is what you do about it. 9.0 (162) is definitely diabetic level blood sugar. What did your doctor tell you?As Sally says, you need to get more information from him, a clear diagnosis and treatment plan. But if you have Type 2 diabetes, the key to proper management of blood sugar is healthy eating, exercise, weight loss if needed and perhaps oral meds.
Avatar f tn Get your blood sugar and thyroid hormones levels evaluated. You can take some vit B12 for some days and see if the symptoms are gone or not. In case the symptoms persist then get it evaluated from a doctor. The rash can be due to liver disorder or pityriasis rosea. The rash may be accompanied by low-grade headache, fever, nausea and fatigue and itching. Topical and oral steroids are needed. Water, sweat, and soap may cause irritation and should be avoided in the disease.
967168 tn?1477588089 Hey there, I'm new to all of this but one thing I can say for sure from experience is that alcohol (and caffeine and lots of sugar, and other substances) can really wreak havoc on the body, particularly the heart. My particular weakness is soda and I asked my doctor the other day if I should drink it he said, "no, not at all.
Avatar n tn The caffeine stimulates the brain and then it opens up the Pancreas and releases Insulin (Sugar) into the blood and then turns into fat. This site is for research www.BoreshaResearch.com Here’s another site www.FaithfulToYourHealth.com Never mind the video focus on the products; they are all organic, natural and vegetarian.
Avatar m tn Concentrate on complex carbs (fiber), such as those found in vegetables and whole grains, as they take longer to break down and won't cause blood sugar spikes. I agree that if you're overweight, you'll need to lose, but that can be very difficult, if not nearly impossible, so you have to be very diligent. I've been prone to UTI's most of my life...... they usually require a trip to my urologist for an antibiotic.
Avatar n tn He should be closely monitoring his blood sugar levels to try to diminish the possibilty of neuropathy and other possible complications from erratic blood sugar levels. Alcohol and diabetes are not a good combination and he should have an open and honest discussion with his health care team about his use of it. I can't say if the sensitivity he's experiencing would be reversed or lessened if he drank less, but his doctors should be able to answer that for him.
908392 tn?1316526499 · A high fibre diet, especially water-soluble fibre as found in oat bran, beans, nuts, seeds, and apples, helps to balance blood sugar. · Avoid simple sugars, white, refined bread or pasta, and cow’s milk. · Consume complex carbohydrates which improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar elevation. Brown rice, barley, oats, spelt, and kamut are complex carbohydrates that are good choices.
873325 tn?1295465496 My almost 4 yr old daughter was diagnosed with ketotic hypoglycemia 2 years ago, so we were always keeping an eye on her low blood sugar readings. Recently I have randomly checked her and once it was 198 ( 2 hrs after breakfast) and another day it was 215 ( about an hour after eating a piece of licorice). Her doctors have checked a few different times for diabetes, but they assure me that this is not the problem. I just feel like they aren't seeing the whole picture. Any ideas?
Avatar f tn I am 26 had diabetes since i was 3. Juvanile diabetes and since i can remember i have had high blood sugars tried so many different doctors and none of them seem to be able to help me. my a1c is 12 and i follow my diet and i take my shots is there anything that might be able to help me? The only time my a1c was 7 was when i was pregnant with my son who is now 3. i have had 2 m/c's since then and need someone to help me figure out what steps to take next.
193177 tn?1218694001 Your medications should not be obviously cuasing your high blood sugar. But your diabetes is not under control. You are only on Lantus for blood sugar control. This is a long acting insulin. You may need to also add a short acting insulin which will allow you to adjust insulin doses based on what you eat and also to make corrections. Your entire insulin dosing may need to be reviewed and revised. Please discuss this with your doctors.
Avatar n tn Hi, I'm new to the site and have found it extremely helpful. I have had Type I diabetes for 10 years now, and have never come across something so useful before. Keep up the great work^^ Onto my question. A couple of weeks ago, I was taken to the hospital by ambulance secondary to a "low blood sugar seizure." I have no recollection of a four hour period before I went to sleep, and then 3 hours after I was found seizing and taken to the emergency room.
Avatar n tn I know this first hand. Also, high blood sugar can definitely cause irritability. I am unfamiliar with type 2 and what the meal plan looks like. Unless you are seeing his blood sugar results, you do not know if his blood sugar is out of control or not. If a recovering alcoholic wants to drink bad enough and does not seek help, I think eventually he or she will. I think the person has to get to the point where he/she likes him/herself better sober than drunk.
Avatar n tn happens when your body doesn't make enough insulin on it's own, (insulin is a substance that lowers blood sugar in the blood because youre blood sugar is too high when youre diabetic) and you have to take oral or injectible insulin to make up for this, and you perhaps inject too much insulin (which lowers your blood sugar too much.) This is the diabetic kind of hypoglycemia. The kind I have, reactive hypoglycemia, is less common and only in these last few years has been widely recognized.
Avatar m tn FINALLY went to the doctor (got stuck going to Internal Medicine) and they checked me out (thought i was crazy i think), blood work, made we walk in lines, looked at my eyes (everything came back normal except blood sugar was HIGH 107 and i hadn't ate anything for over 12hrs). Blood pressure was also over 150 when i got there, over 140 an hour later (update--ive kept track of BP at home and avg is around 130 over 70ish--HR upper 60's).
Avatar n tn I have a teenage son who has runaway, and I am trying to understand the effects that drugs and alcohol will have with his blood sugars, and insulin etc....
Avatar m tn I have hi blood sugar since 2002, my sugar leavel always found 240mg +, I take insuline 3 time in a day, but after that sugar level not down below 240. if i stop to take insuline and found sugar 500 +, what can i do?
Avatar n tn I am suffering from low blood pressure and my sugar level is normal and sometimes goes up little bit . I am asking about reasons that make my pressure low and is diabetes has big impact on it?!
Avatar n tn I'm a newly recovering alcoholic (sober 92 days) and my blood sugar control is becoming unmanageable. I realize that I am craving sugar to replace alcohol, and I do give in some, but my sugars are outrageous. Even without eating sweets, I am finding days where I am in the 500s for no apparant reason. And it takes a lot of insulin to regulate. Just wondering if there are any more that have been in my shoes, or that are experiencing something like this now, that could share some highlights.
Avatar f tn Two and a half months ago I went to my dr for a routine check up and she did a CBC and also checked my blood sugar. My fasting sugar was 103 the first time and 110 the second visit. My hbA1c was 5.8 She said I have "pre-diabetes" and sent me to a nutrionist. The nutritonist gave me a glucose meter so I could check my bs after meals and fasting. After two months of excercise and diet change I have lost 15lbs.
Avatar m tn https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/guide/how-test-blood-glucose#1 Here is some information also about normal sugar levels. 112 is higher than what it should be so please consult your doctor if this continues. http://diabetes.org/living-with-diabetes/treatment-and-care/blood-glucose-control/checking-your-blood-glucose.html And here is a really helpful slide show about stopping diabetes before it starts in terms of prevention. https://www.medhelp.
944604 tn?1283202525 Everyone with diabetes and hypoglycemia has different levels for their highs and lows mine are anything below 106 is great, 104 is lowest I can function on, anything lower then that and I feel sick, 99 and below are hypoglycemic for me.
Avatar f tn Another thing that caught my attention (and how I ultimately got started down my path of research) was a possible correlation between frequent yeast infections and blood sugar levels. The pieces all seem to fit together when I look at them collectively. I do plan on visiting my doctor to get my blood sugar checked. I was just curious if anyone had any information on this. Sometimes I think that my addiction to alcohol just makes me a walking medical disaster.