Now that the holidays are upon us, what's the deal with drinking and diabetes? Does beer lower your blood sugar? Is red wine higher in sugar than white wine? I've had the diabetes police tell me under no circumstances should I ever drink because my diabetes will get worse, but then I hear mixed comments from certified diabetes educators (CDEs) and from endocrinologists. I like this link on carbohydrate counts on alcohol, http://citygirlbites.com/blog/archives/8283. It is surprisingly low, but high in calories for some drinks. What is the answer? How do you handle a drink and diabetes?
I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in 1997 at age 32, but I'm Type 1. I never thought that diabetes was such a difficult disease to diagnose, but there are multitude categories, and we don't fit into them nicely. The article from the Wall Street Journal resonates with me perfectly. See the link at
Comment on whether you had a difficult time receiving a diabetes diagnosis.