Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/09



Hi, I have recently been diagnosed as Glucose Intolerant. I am taking Glucophage tablets. My question is, what type of alcohol can a person with GI drink? I have always liked a glass of red wine, on occasion, but it seems to affect me a lot quicker. Thanks

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If your blood sugar is controlled - moderation is the key. The best will be to listen to you body - if you don't feel well -reduce the amount. It is known that alcohol - especially huge amounts - can cause low blood sugar, even long after the intake - so it can definitely have an effect on your sugar levels. With GlUcophage there is also an increased risk of lactic acidosis with acute alcohol intoxication.

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Posted by: John | 2009/06/10

Everyone will say NO ALCOHOL.
Red wine is the best of all, but 1 a day! Better if you can do without it.
Good luck, it is a hard world out there

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