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Prediabetes: Reducing Type 2 Diabetes Risk Through a Lifestyle of Good Nutrition and Activity
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If you are taking medicines and/or your triglycerides are elevated (raised), talk with your doctor about alcohol.
Alcohol cannot be used as fuel by your body. It is converted to fat.
If your doctor says that you can drink alcohol, you can include it in your food plan as long as you follow these guidelines:
—12 ounces of beer
—5 ounces of wine
—1 ½ ounces hard liquor (whiskey, gin, scotch, vodka, etc.) mixed with diet pop or water.
First published: 04/02/2009
Last updated: 04/01/2014
Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts