Alcohol provides “empty calories” and causes weight gain. Excess alcohol may result in hypoglycemia and with drugs it may lead to worsening of diabetes-related complications. If alcohol cannot be avoided, it should be taken before or along with meals. It is always advisable to control (up to 60 ml per day) alcohol intake.
The following table shows the calorie values of some popular alcoholic beverages.
Calorific value of hard drinks
|Brandy||30 (1 peg)||98|