When to Say Yes / No to Alcohol in Diabetes

When it comes to the query, “Can I drink alcohol though I am a diabetic?”

The answer is almost like as that of “Is a low-carb diet good for diabetes?” In other words, the answer will be “Really It Depends!”

Drinking alcohol in moderation is certainly not off-limits to most people.

Before going to drinks with diabetes, it’s best to check with your doctor, most of the people with diabetes can safely drink alcohol provided they should limit themselves up-to one to two drinks per day and eat something with a drink.

Whiskey, in general, does not contain any carbohydrate. But if you drink whiskey something mixed with soda or fruit juice, then you would get carbohydrate from that.

If a diabetic person decides to go for or drink Alcohol, he should aware of what effects does alcohol may have in diabetes treatment, whether Type 2 or Type 1.

When, say ‘no’ to alcohol:

Drinking alcohol is not recommended for Pre-Diabetics when:

Say NO to Alcohol

• Take prescription or over-the-counter medications that can interact with alcohol.
• Have uncontrolled blood sugar levels.
• Having a history of alcohol abuse or Alcohol dependence.
• Other health conditions like: liver disease, pancreatitis, advanced neuropathy (nerve problems from diabetes), or severe hypertriglyceridemia (elevated triglycerides) in such cases the consumption of Alcohol is prohibited.
• While operating a machinery or driving a Vehicle, which could cause injury to self and others also.
• In pregnancy and / or in breastfeeding

Yes to Drinking Alcohol: 


Person having Diabetes should neverdrink on an empty stomach.

Don’t skip meals when you drink alcohol, particularly when you are taking a blood sugar lowering medication that could otherwise causes hypoglycemia.

Drinking Alcohol in moderation, will helps a lot to regulate blood circulation in the body, also to warm-up the body and avoid muscular defects because of enough circulation of blood especially in lower part of the body…

Some of the Alcoholic drinks and their utility

Light Beer beer


Serving Size: 12 [360 ml] ounces

Calories: 103

Carbs: 6 grams

Tip: The difference between light beer and low-carb beer is insignificant. If you are conscious about Calorie, choose a light beer. If you have a calories to spare, enjoy your own with a regular beer you like at most.



Serving Size: 5 [150 ml] ounces

Calories: 125

Carbs: 4 grams


There is no proved fact that red wine is a healthier than any other alcohol. Still, it contains Antioxidants which is beneficial to your health if consumed in moderation.

Scotch:   whiskey


Serving Size: 3 [90 ml] ounces

Calories: 221

Carbs: 0 grams

Tip: Healthy mixers for scotch and other spirits include water, club soda, diet soda, and diet tonic. Fruit juice may be added as an option, but it adds carbs and calories.

Regular Beer: 


Serving Size: 12 [360 ml] ounces

Calories: 150

Carbs: 13 grams

Tip: If you are weight loss pro-gramme, better to choose a light beer to save Calories and carbs.