I occasionally drink red wine. I have been a diabetic for 25 years, had a kidney transplant five years ago and am on anti-rejection meds and insulin. I have had great labs since transplant and have never had a weight problem. My problem is my family, they get angry if I have even a sip of red wine. I can't find any info on line or in the diabetic magazine I read. Now I am afraid to ask my doctor. Am I wrong here ?
Red wine has been touted for some of its health benefits from natural anti-oxidants. Drinking in moderation in diabetes is also typically not an issue. I don't have specific information to share with you regarding red wine interaction and rejection drugs; so, I suggest speaking to your doctor regarding these concerns.
Lastly, there is a slightly higher risk for developing hypoglycemia when drinking alcohol and using insulin treatment. This is another topic that I suggest discussing with your doctor. Common sense approaches that I suggest with alcohol, diabetes, and insulin therapy include consumption of carbohydrates along with alcohol to control risk as well as checking blood sugars frequently.
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