Drinking alcohol makes hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose levels) more likely to occur, especially if your diabetes is treated with insulin or certain Type 2 diabetes medications.
To reduce risk of a hypo:
- Avoid drinking on an empty stomach
- Make sure the people with you are aware you have Diabetes
- Have a starchy snack before going to bed
It’s important to be aware that alcohol intake can raise blood pressure, make nerve damage worse and that it contains calories which could contribute to weight gain. So try to limit your intake.