Diabetics are frequently advised to limit their alcohol intake or to stop drinking altogether – find out why. Dr. Paul Stillman discusses the dangers associated with diabetes and alcohol. He explains that whilst it is generally understood that alcohol contains sugar and subsequently needs to be managed like any other food within a diabetic diet, it is the way that alcohol is processed which makes it so dangerous for diabetics. Alcohol is absorbed extremely quickly and practically heads straight for the liver, the risk is that as the liver processes the alcohol, the sugar from food or alcohol is not being handled effectively, causing serious fluctuations in blood sugar levels which can lead to more significant problems.
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