How Much Alcohol Can A Diabetic Drink? Is It Safe for Diabetics?

Share this:

Dr. Ergin talks about how much alcohol can diabetic drinks. How much alcohol is safe? 1 drink? 2 drinks? 10 drinks? Vodka? Beer? Wine? How does it affect blood sugar? Does alcohol cause low blood sugar?

𝐁𝐮𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐌𝐃 𝐍𝐞𝐮𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐍𝐎𝐖:



SugarMD DiaVitamin

(𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐋𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐛 𝐂𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬)


𝐁𝐔𝐘 𝐃𝐫. 𝐄𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧’𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 –
Discounted 50 percent for the new year- Offer ends at the end of January!

The Ultimate Diabetes Book – Hardcover

𝐁𝐔𝐘 𝐃𝐫.𝐄𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧’𝐬 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐌𝐃 𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐆𝐥𝐮𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐒𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐮𝐥𝐚: – Out of stock temporarily

𝐒𝐮𝐛𝐬𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐛𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐒𝐮𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐌𝐃 𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐥 𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐬, 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬

Subscribe Now


In summary, Very small amounts of alcohol such as a glass of wine may not have an immediate effect on blood sugars. On the other hand, if you are a diabetic patient taking insulin in addition to metformin risk is higher. Moderate to heavy alcohol consumption can increase the risk of low blood sugars. Low blood sugars can happen even after 24 hours after alcohol intake.

If you are taking metformin and sulfonylurea such as glipizide, glimepiride, glyburide, the risk of low blood sugars with alcohol dramatically increases. Another reason to limit alcohol is that taking metformin and alcohol together can lead to lactic acidosis.

Read more:


Regardless of your diabetes type (type 2 diabetes or type 1 diabetes), you will find plenty of diabetes control tips in the SugarMD channel by Dr. Ergin. We have a lot of content around foods to eat when you have diabetes, diabetic recipes, exercise videos, diabetic supplements, herbs, natural remedies, regular medications, and more. We talk about normal blood sugar levels, how to keep blood sugar as close to normal as possible without sacrificing your entire diet. How to make a diabetic diet more enjoyable while creating a diabetic meal plan. And, most of all we support and help each other learn and stay strong against this ugly chronic disease.
SugarMD combines holistic and evidence-based medicine and serves you the best of both worlds without bias.


Ahmet Ergin, MD, FACE, CDCES, ECNU Endocrinologist, Diabetes Educator Ahmet Ergin, MD, is a specialist physician in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism. He is interested in preventive cardiology as well. He has been practicing for over 10 years, having seen over 30,000 patients in his career so far. He speaks science and proud to educate his patients with real data rather than hearsay.To become a patient please call 772 398 7814. You have to be a Florida Resident to be a patient. Thank you!

For collaboration requests please email 𝐏𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.

Disclaimer: Any information on diseases and treatments available at this channel is intended for general guidance only and must never be considered a substitute for the advice provided by your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care professional with questions you may have regarding your medical condition.

#diabetesmellitus #diabetes #diabetic
#type2diabetes #type1diabetes #diabeticmealplan
Video Rating: / 5

An overview of safe alcohol use when you have diabetes.

Share this:


  1. SugarMD



    𝐁𝐔𝐘 𝐃𝐫. 𝐄𝐫𝐠𝐢𝐧'𝐬 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐔𝐥𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐚𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤- Discounted 50 percent for the new year- offer ends at the end of January!

  2. Albert Almaguer

    So basically don't ever catch a buzz ever again.

  3. Owen McCafferty

    Heard Red Wine is the BEST for people with diabetes? Any truth to this?

  4. Sylvanus Iyamu

    Hi DR, what is the quantity of 2 drinks. What is 2 drinks?

  5. taflukta

    Question: If you're dropping blood sugar levels whilst drinking – are you saying that fast-acting glucoese won't help the on-coming hypo? Or are you talking about the liver's natural glcuose-producing qualities?

  6. stupid fools🤪🤣

    Are you a real doctor 🤔 you look messy and the way you talk.

  7. American Crow

    Alcohol is easily deadly to diabetics. Truth.

  8. Paul C Lalchungnunga

    Very informative . Whole lotta thanks for the post tbh !

  9. Aja_60

    Thank you very informative thank you for sharing your amazing knowledge 👈❤️

  10. Melvin Payumo

    any wine you can recommend and to look out for docotr? thnks alot

  11. Lorde Marsh

    Man I'm drinking a 12 pack daily I'm type 2. I guess education really helps. My doctor just say don't drink but never told me what happens when I do. Thank you

  12. bswaran kumar

    Expecting more vedios.Thank you doctor

  13. Lauren Edwards

    If you know an alcoholic, please know they are drinking because they need help. They are suffering emotionally. They believe they can ignore they way they are feeling by drinking. The drink satisfies them at the moment but the root of the problem requires professional guidance. Bottom line, urge the alcoholic to seek help. No matter how angry they get, tell the closest people around them what is going on. Alcoholics keep secrets because they are ashamed of their dependency. But please know you will be saving a life.

    My husband was a diabetic alcoholic. He died at age 35.

  14. RDB Jr

    Peripheral neuropathy is common with diabetes,….once you get a little older (50’s) It’s no joke folks. Loss of feeling in your feet, loss of balance, loss of leg strength . Jogging, hiking, biking, skiing…hell, just standing for any length of time…forget it. Walk like your 80 in your 60’s There’s no cure, it only gets worse. I don’t wish it on anyone. Watch your diet, stop the alcohol. Yes, it’s tough to do, but you can do it.

  15. Klinio

    It is pretty simple. The fact is – alcohol can either raise or lower blood sugar. Some alcoholic drinks, such as vodka, whiskey, vodka, gin, and rum, are high in carbohydrates and have many calories, which will significantly raise blood sugars. If you want to enjoy a glass, you can, but it is better to choose dry wine or beer, wine is very low in carbohydrates. Red wine even holds some benefits – some studies show that a glass of red wine can reduce the risk of heart diseases for people with well-controlled type 2 diabetes and better glycemic control. ⁠
    We also have great video about how diabetic people might be affected by alcohol, check out if interested!

  16. Mason

    Straight Whiskey is good for diabetics.

  17. BeccaRaphaela

    Hi doctor. Does 1 beer = 1 drink too?

  18. Tracey Poynter

    I’m so much grateful to Dr IGUDIA on his YouTube channel who cured my Diabetes disease with his natural herbs medication and I’m also using this opportunity to recommend everyone who also suffers from Diabetes disease to contact him on his YouTube channel because his herbs are indeed very effective.

  19. Laura Schulz

    All thanks and gratitude to Dr IGUDIA on YouTube who cured my Diabetes with his herbs medication which I ordered from him. His herbs medication are indeed very effective and cures Diabetes permanently.

  20. Beatrice John

    The day I came across Dr IGUDIA YouTube channel was the day I started living a more comfortable life again after using his herbs medication in curing my Diabetes disease

  21. Helen Robin

    With gratitude in my heart I wanna say a very big thank you to Dr Igudia on YouTube for helping me eradicate my Type two diabetes with his herbs medication.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *