Quick guide: Alcohol
Having diabetes doesn't mean you can never drink alcohol again. But, it is worth remembering that regularly drinking alcohol can:
- cause weight gain or stop you from losing weight
- have an effect on your blood pressure and your blood glucose
- put you at risk of having hypos, especially if you are taking medicines.
- have a negative effect on your mood.
Current recommendations are to have no more than 14 units of alcohol per week.
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