Last month we asked for the exact definition of a single serving of alcohol.
CONGRATS: Anto Paul, a CDCES and Population Health Nurse from Long Island, NY, USA, for being the first person to provide the correct answer!
Beer: 12 oz (1.5 cups) Wine: 5 oz (just over ½ cup) Spirits (liquor): 1.5 oz (a shotglass)
Getting the portions right is important not just for your personal safety, but also for gauging the impact it will likely have on your glucose level. Although the carbohydrate in most drinks will cause glucose levels to rise, the alcohol can make it drop – sometimes several hours later. The more alcohol, the greater and longer the drop can be.
If you take insulin and consume alcohol from time to time, talk with your Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist about strategies for managing your glucose after drinking.
Life can become complicated around the Holidays. So let’s see how much you know about diabetes complications.
Of all the complications of diabetes, which causes the most acute-care medical emergencies for people who take insulin?
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