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I read that red wine was good for type 2 diabetes, especially in lowering morning numbers. Can anyone give any insight into this?

Also, I've had like four glasses of red wine tonight so maybe I'll REALLY be reaping the benefits :D
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I have a 1/2 to 1 glass of red wine at bedtime a few nights a week, mainly for my HDL. I don't see that it has very much effect on my morning blood sugars.

Until you know how it effects you, be sure and test throughout the night, as it might cause your blood sugar to drop.

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Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.



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It may lower your fbg, but will the headache be worth it?:D I do find that any alcohol will lower my morning number. The alcohol keeps your liver busy handling the 'poison', so it's too busy to pump out extra glycogen, thus lowering that pesky dawn phenom. I really don't know whether you are better off with or without alcohol. I generally don't drink much in the winter, but purely in the interest of science, I will try to have at least one drink every day at my cabin this summer.
DX Dec4/08 FBG 19(342)
Dec4 /08 A1C 10.9
Feb.4/09 A1C 7.6
may4 /09 A1C 5.2:D
Sept 4/09 A1C 5.4
Dec 7/09 A1C 5.2
2010 A1C average 5.4
2011 A1C average 5.5
Current meds: 1500mg metformin, 5 mg ramipril, Victoza
Low carb- started at < 50 , now can handle 100