Drink less alcohol

Alcohol can increase the risk of hypoglycaemia or 'hypos' in some people with diabetes. It’s best to speak with your doctor about how drinking alcohol might impact your health.

It’s best to avoid alcohol. If you do choose to drink, limit your alcohol intake to no more than 2 standard drinks per day.

One standard drink is equal to:

  • 100 mL wine
  • 285 mL regular beer
  • 30 mL spirits
  • 60 mL fortified wine
  • 375 mL low-alcohol beer (less than 3% alcohol).

Where to get help

Phone Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS)

A 24 hour information, counselling and referral service

App

Hello Sunday morning – an app to help reset your drinking habits

https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/hsm/id961582035?mt=8

Web

Drink calculator – see how many standard drinks are in a large glass of wine or a bottle of beer

http://mapi.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/saywhen/my-drinking/calculator

My drinking profile – keep an eye on how much you’re currently drinking

http://mapi.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/saywhen/register

Effects of alcohol on your body

https://drinkwise.org.au/alcohol-and-your-health/#

More information about alcohol

http://www.druginfo.adf.org.au/drug-facts/alcohol

Group

Alcoholics anonymous – Does your drinking worry you? Find an AA meeting near you http://www.aa.org.au/findameeting/

Or call the helpline - 1300 222 222