Diet and beverages impact blood sugar. Sugar causes heart disease, kidney damage, and nerve damage.
Enjoy food and drink in moderation. Moderate drinking is safe.
Shady beer contains lemonade and/or fruit liquids. Citrus liquids are popular. Shadys mix beer with juice.
Mixing beer and ginger-ale formed shandies in 19th-century New England. Europe drank beer while other countries drank lemonade and juices.
A cool shandy may wreck blood sugar levels.
A shandy is beer mixed with sugary lemonade or juice.
A commercial shandy has 4.2-4.5% ABV. People with diabetes or high blood sugar should consume beers with 7% ABV or less to reduce carbohydrates.
Sometimes light beer isn't healthy. Low-ABV beer contains carbohydrates, affecting hepatic glucose synthesis. This reduces glucose.
Beer can damage the liver and create other problems. Diabetics included.
Similarly sweet is the shandy's lemonade. Per serving, homemade lemonade includes 30 g of sugar. Sugary prepackaged lemonade.
Fruit beverages and lemonade raise blood sugar like soda. Sugar or corn syrup. Or lack juice.