Alcohol consumption and diabetes

Alcohol consumption and diabetes

Drinking alcohol may fluctuate your blood sugar. Alcohol has a lot of calories. Moderate amounts of alcohol may cause blood sugar to rise, whereas excess alcohol can decrease it and cause hypoglycemia. Because many of the symptoms of hypoglycemia are also symptoms of being drunk, it can be difficult to tell the two apart. Alcohol stimulates your appetite, which can cause you to overeat and may affect your blood sugar control.