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From Tampa, Florida, USA:

What is the sugar content of different types of alcohol? Is some liquor better than others? How about vodka? Or beer? Where can you get the nutritional information for alcohol?


Before answering your questions, I'd like to point out that alcohol consumption can lead to low blood sugar levels, and your use of alcohol should be discussed with your diabetes team.

Beer has carbohydrate; alcohol products such as vodka have no carb content.

For details, check out In Control -- A Guide for Teens with Diabetes by Jean Betschart, M.N., R.N., C.D.E. and Susan Thom, R.D., L.D., C.D.E., or nutrition books.


Original posting 21 Aug 97


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