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Old 04-29-2019, 03:14 PM
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For those of you with high blood sugar {diabetic} what drinks are the best to not raise your numbers or is all liqueur loaded with sugar?
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:21 PM
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I used to love crown/coke or crown/aj before being diagnosed as type 2 a few years ago. I've pretty much cut out liquor except the occasional straight up Johnnie Walker. Diabetes sucks.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by NC Mike View Post
I used to love crown/coke or crown/aj before being diagnosed as type 2 a few years ago. I've pretty much cut out liquor except the occasional straight up Johnnie Walker. Diabetes sucks.
What symptoms did you have before being diagnosed?
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:27 PM
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I was always thirsty. I drank gallons of water a day, got up several times a night, just couldn't get enough. Also couldn't gain any weight. I went from 225 to 180 and was eating all day. Finally went to doc and my blood sugar was over 500.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:30 PM
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On average, 100 proof liquor (50% alcohol) has 130 calories per shot (1.5 ounces). This is approximately 85 calories per ounce. The greater the proof (alcohol content) of the liquor, the more calories per ounce.

Don't confuse alcohol with sugars. I'm an insulin dependent diabetic but I do like my bourbon over ice.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:35 PM
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I have been "pre-diabetic" for 5 years. Actually, I am now just below "at risk".

When drinking liquor, I generally do not add any mixer. Usually bourbon, vodka or tequila None have any carbs.
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According To my (diabetic) fathers large alcohol consumption, scotch on the rocks is actually medicinal to diabetics.

He essentially chose to re work his entire diet cutting out any trace of unhealthy food so he could continue to drink.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:32 PM
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According To my (diabetic) fathers large alcohol consumption, scotch on the rocks is actually medicinal to diabetics.

He essentially chose to re work his entire diet cutting out any trace of unhealthy food so he could continue to drink.
I find that when I drink a moderate amount of bourbon or other liquor on the rocks, my fasting blood sugar is on the low end of my range the next morning.
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You need to see a dietician and get a top to bottom summation of what you can and can not due.

I went to a large group meeting AFTER sitting down with an expert. It seemed 45 out of 50 people had no idea whatsoever. You can have anything. There is nothing you can't have in moderation. Learn how to count carbohydrates.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:13 PM
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Yes. Liquor has no sugar or carbs. But it does have Calories. Which can affect weight loss which is also a part of dealing with type 2 diabetes. So it is still an "in moderation" sort of thing with that fact thrown into the mix.
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Old 04-29-2019, 06:37 PM
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vodka distlled from Rye....Sobieski for cheap SOB's like me or Wyrobowa for those with some cash. On the rocks with a twist.
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Diabetic uncle swears by negra modelo or coronas on the boat... something about them being corn based. Otherwise it's a dry gin and tonic when with him.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:05 PM
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I am a Type II diabetic but with an insulin pump. When eating or drinking, I put in my blood sugar and the carbs.--and the pump automatically injects the correct amount of insulin. It allows me to eat and drink pretty much normally.

I have chosen to quit drinking all together--except on vacation. We go to Europe every year, and I cannot turn down a great Belgium beer, Urquel in Prague or Hofbrau in Munich. Almost every city in Europe has their own breweries with very high quality beer. In the U.S., I'd be drinking Michelob Ultra if I was going to drink beer.

If I was drinking liquor, I'd be mixing gin with Fresca--a 0 calorie grapefruit flavored soda. If I was having a good blood sugar day, I might go for a margarita.
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Old 04-30-2019, 06:46 AM
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Alcohol is sugar as far as your body is concerned.I'd stick with non sweetened iced tea and live a longer healthier life.
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Strictly Bourbon...
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Sprockets View Post
I find that when I drink a moderate amount of bourbon or other liquor on the rocks, my fasting blood sugar is on the low end of my range the next morning.
This for me as well. I drink Vodka and diet tonic water and see no increase in my fast blood sugar levels in the morning. I am typically a moderate weekend drinker, very rarely drink during the week.

As compared to if I eat a piece of cake or some other no no food my fasting blood sugar rises in the morning.
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Gin and Tonic and the occasional shot of tequila. They seem to have a low glycemic impact on me. I also only have 2 drinks max in any outing.
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Google it. Clear liquor is best. Vodka being the least in calories and other things.
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my goto is Tito's and unsweetened ice tea
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Originally Posted by NC Mike View Post
I was always thirsty. I drank gallons of water a day, got up several times a night, just couldn't get enough. Also couldn't gain any weight. I went from 225 to 180 and was eating all day. Finally went to doc and my blood sugar was over 500.
What is your A1C?
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