Can Diabetics Drink Beer? - Lowering Blood SugarLowering Blood Sugar

Can Diabetics Drink Beer?

If you, or someone you care about, is diabetic there are likely many foods you question as to what impact they have on glucose levels. One thing you may not have considered is: can diabetics drink beer?

Many times the food diabetics eat is questioned and scrutinized, but the things they drink aren’t given a second thought. Do you find this is true for you?Can-Diabetics-Drink-Beer

If so read on and we will answer the question of can diabetics drink beer?

In short, the answer is yes. Each person is different but more than likely if your diabetes is under control, you can eat or drink most things in moderation.

However, with the question of can diabetics drink beer there is probably a different question you are really asking. Should diabetics drink beer?

Armed with a little information you will be able to determine this for yourself and your situation.

The big question, as always, is: how many carbs are in beer?

It varies from brand to brand and it’s not like you can just check the label and find the carb count of your favorite beer. Fortunately, there are tables online that show the carb counts of many beers.

Choose several and compare them to improve your chances of correct information.

To give you an idea: Busch Light has 3.2 grams of carbs per 12oz serving and I.C. Light has 2.8 grams, while Guinness has 14 grams of carbs and Kilarney’s has a whopping 22.8 grams.

So why the vast difference in carb counts among beers?blood-sugar-diet

The fermentation process metabolizes the sugar in beer. The way the beer is crafted determines how much sugar is metabolized out through fermentation. So not all beers are created equal.

You must keep in mind, while consuming beer as a diabetic that while one or two beers may cause a rise in blood sugar excess amount of beer can actually cause your blood sugar to drop to dangerous levels.

So can diabetics drink beer? You and your doctor are the only ones that can answer that question for you. In combination with proper medication, a low-carb diet and exercise, the occasional beer is probably just fine. However, take into account the carb count and the effect that the amount of beer will have on your blood sugar. All things in moderation.


Comments are closed.

free diabetic journal