Q&A: What Is The Effect Of Alcohol On Diabetes?

alcohol cocktailsQ: Do you guys ever post information on how alcohol affects diabetics? I’m married to a diabetic who has lost one leg in 2004. Also, inform on life after a diabetic loses his sex drive. Help me if you can. – Anita B.

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A: Alcohol consumption in diabetics can be dangerous, especially for people experiencing nerve damage in the arms or legs, diabetic eye disease, and high blood pressure. For diabetics with nerve damage, drinking can increase the pain, numbness, tingling or burning sensation associated with diabetic nerve damage. Diabetics that have eye disease symptoms and are heavy drinkers can make this condition worse, possibly leading to blindness.

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