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Can Patients with Diabetes Drink Beer

2013-04-19 09:20

Can patients with Diabetes drink beer? Beer is an important part at a party around the world. While diabetics are usually suggested to keep a healthy diet to control the blood sugar well, as Diabetes can cause many complications which can be even life-threatening. As for those Diabetes patients who like drinking beer are eager to know the answer.

The raw materials of beer include barley, hop, yeast, water and some amylum and sugar auxiliary materials. As beer contains abundant sugar, organic acid, inorganic salt, vitamins and much other nutrition, that normal people drink right amount of beer can improve appetite and promote digestion. Then how about the patients with Diabetes?

The energy produced from one liter of 12°beer is equal to that from 500 grams of lean meat and 250 grams of bread. If can fully prove that alcohol is a kind of high-energy substances. If the patients with Diabetes drink beer too much, it can influence the control of energy in diet which affects the treatment effect of their diet therapy. Moreover, alcohol can cause some water-soluble vitamin loss in its metabolic process, which leads to malnutrition. The nutrition insufficiency and alcohol can cause damage to blood vessels and nerves, which can speed up the occurrence and progression of blood vessels diseases and nerve ending diseases.

So patients with Diabetes had better not drink beer. If they must have to, please remember that the amount of beer should not exceed 500 grams and also they should decrease their amount of staple food by 25 grams.

Not all the diabetics have much knowledge about the complications of Diabetes. And they should know that microalbumin is usually the initial sign of kidney damage, so regular checkup for diabetics is very important. Remember that you are welcomed to leave us a message if there are some questions.

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