2 hours now still 109
Hello Dave, Alcohol is what we call a hidden carb as the alcohol acts first as that will lower BG and hours later the BG rises and rises higher and that where the carbs are as you will see next morning.2 hours now still 109
Welcome to our forum, Dave. Yes, alcohol has the capacity to lower our blood sugars. That's because it inhibits the liver from producing glucose. In fact, a glass of red wine at bedtime is sometimes suggested as a remedy for dawn phenomenon, in the hope that it will distract the liver long enough to prevent that early morning spike that some of us have.
Diabetic patients who enjoy going "out on the town" are cautioned to test often during the course of the partying, and to be sure they eat while they're drinking, in order to avoid a nasty low along with their hangover . . .