Category: Health


Low Carb Beer Recommendations

Beer bottles on wall
One of the challenges of being a Belgian and Ale drinker who also has diabetes is that most of the great tasting brews have a lot of carbohydrates and some have a lot of alcohol. Alcohol presents an interesting problem. The carbohydrates raise blood sugars ( within minutes ) but the alcohol lowers blood sugar hours later. For someone on insulin this present a challenge of how much insulin to take to control the blood sugars. I have tried a few low carbohydrates brews but … they leave much to be desired. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Vertigo

57214038_535ca793cf_m.jpgI sometimes suffer from bouts of vertigo. Not sure what brings it on but it usually doesn’t last more than a week. Except a few years ago just before I was diagnosed with LADA. Come to think of it that was the first time I ever had vertigo. My regular physician thinks it’s fluid in the ears from upper respiratory infections and colds. But I’ve had those in the past, pre-diabetes, and I never got vertigo. Perhaps it’s age. My mother also gets bouts of vertigo; sometime for weeks. I have a theory of my own. I notice that the vertigo gets worse when I drink large amount of coffee. This week when I got the vertigo, I quit drinking anything with caffeine and the symptoms are slowly going away. Meanwhile my hot beverage in the morning has been White tea.

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