As a person with diabetes you’re used to watching what you eat, being physically active, checking glucose levels and in some instances, giving up or drastically reducing, things you love. One of the toughest things for some people with diabetes to get a handle on is alcohol — whether it’s an occasional beer with friends on Friday, a champagne toast at a celebration, or a glass of wine at dinner with friends. Alcohol can be one of hardest “foods” for people with diabetes to manage because social drinking is such an omnipresent part of our culture.
Alcohol is produced by the fermentation of yeast, sugars, and starches which basically means carbs and more carbs. Continue reading