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Wed Jun 06 09:22:42 UTC 2012

Do you think is a good idea for a person with diabetes to drink a cup of wine daily to prevent heart attack. And what kind of wine have lest impact BS
Asked By: pavel  

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I am 37 year old, tape 1 diabetes, using insulin, 1 year since I was diagnostic with diabetes.
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2012-06-12 20:40:35.0


Thanks for asking dLife.

There has been some discussion that a small glass of red wine with dinner may be beneficial for certain people. A small glass of wine would be considered 4 ounces. Whereas, a cup holds 8 ounces.

Red wine is not recommended for everyone. It might be OK in small amounts with a meal for people with well-controlled blood glucose (sugar) levels, healthy livers, normal blood pressure and normal serum triglycerides (blood fats) values, and not taking medicines that should not be mixed with alcohol.

Keep in mind that drinking alcohol interferes with the ability of the liver to release stored glucose and therefore affects blood glucose values in a most unpredictable way. Always check with your doctor first.

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    Take care.

  • Answered By: Liz Quintana
    Accreditations: EdD, RD, LD, CDE
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