If a diabetic drinks too much, it could have very serious consequences because of the high sugar content in many alcoholic drinks.
Normally, when blood glucose levels drop, the liver converts the body's stored carbohydrate
into glucose. Sent into the bloodstream, this glucose helps avoid or slow down a low blood glucose reaction (hypoglycemia
).This process is interrupted when alcohol enters your system. The liver's first priority is to clear the alcohol from your blood quickly, and it will not put more glucose into the bloodstream until it has detoxified the alcohol. As blood glucose levels fall, you can quickly become hypoglycemic
Some early warning signs of low blood glucose levels, such as dizziness
and sleepiness, can mimic drunken behavior. This could cause others to mistake your hypoglycemic symptoms for the effects of alcohol, and they may not realize they need to seek help.
Uncontrolled sugar causes worsens your hypertension
and increases your triglycerides level.
Your husband must quit alcohol for proper control of diabetes
Must take proper anti diabetics in consultation with your doctor,to keep sugar levels in strict control.
Go for regular aerobic exercises like walking for at least 45 minutes a day.
Must reduce his weight.
Must take proper anti hypertensives to keep his BP below 120/80.
Must control his cholesterol
levels by taking statins