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I am a diabetic, taking metformin and tablets for high BP.

Im a diabetic taking metformin and tablets for high blood pressure . i use to go out drinking once a month before being diagnosed, but have been told its not recommended. is their an alcoholic drink thats ok? or am i going to be tee total forEVER ?
Asked On : Mon, 21 Dec 2009
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Hi.. Diabetes and hypertension needs life stlye modifiation that includes restriction of alcohol consumption. It is not the type of drink that you take but the amount and frequency of alcohol that is important. It is better to avoid it completely in any form. If that is  not possible than restrict the quantity to not more than 2 servings of alcohol per day to avoid complications.  No type of alcohol is safe in diabetes when consumed in increased quantity..



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