- Limit alcohol to a maximum of 14 units per week (no difference between men and women)
- Spread units of alcohol over 3 or more days in the week
- Have several alcohol free days in the week
If you are on sulphonylurea medication for your diabetes (e.g gliclazide) or insulin then speak to your practice nurse or GP about the increased risk of hypoglycaemia with alcohol consumption.
What is a unit?
|125ml of 12% wine||1.5units|
|175ml 12% wine||2.1 units|
|250ml 12% wine||3 units|
|1 pint of 5.2% lager||3 units|
|330ml bottle of 5% lager||1.7 units|
|25ml (single measure) spirits||1 units|