100 Beers That Can Raise Your Blood Sugar and Produce Hyperglycemia

Drinking beer or alcohol for that matter, can result in high blood sugar which is a condition when an excessive amount of glucose circulates in the blood. Hyperglycemia is primarily a symptom of diabetes in which there are elevated levels of blood sugar, or glucose, in the bloodstream. With Type I diabetes, hyperglycemia results from malfunctioning in the supply of insulin, the chemical that enables cells to receive energy from glucose.

Many times when I have a few beers I get the feeling of tiredness and almost want to sleep. Also my strength feels like it’s being sucked right out of my body. This is a result of increased sugars in my blood and what makes me a diabetic.

Some of the side effects of drinking excessive alcohol are:

  • Polyphagia – frequent hunger, especially pronounced hunger
  • Polydipsia – frequent thirst, especially excessive thirst
  • Polyuria – frequent urination, especially excessive urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Poor wound healing (cuts, scrapes, etc.)
  • Dry mouth
  • Dry or itchy skin
  • Impotence (male)

100 or so beers and their alcohol and carb content

Brand Brewery Alcohol % Calories/12 oz Carbohydrates
(grams)
Anchor Porter Anchor 5.6 209 *
Anchor Steam Anchor 4.9 153 16.0
Anheuser Busch Natural Light Anheuser Busch 4.2 95 3.2
Anheuser Busch Natural Ice Anheuser Busch 5.9 157 8.9
Aspen Edge Adolph Coors 4.1 94 2.6
Blatz Beer Pabst 4.8 153 12.5
Blatz Light Pabst * * 8.5
Blue Moon Adolph Coors 5.4 171 13.7
Bud Dry Anheuser Busch 5.0 130 7.8
Bud Ice Anheuser Busch 5.5 148 8.9
Bud Ice Light Anheuser Busch 4.1 110 6.5
Bud Light Anheuser Busch 4.2 110 6.6
Budweiser Anheuser Busch 5.0 145 10.6
Budweiser Select Anheuser Busch 4.3 99 3.1
Busch Beer Anheuser Busch 4.6 133 10.2
Busch Ice Anheuser Busch 5.9 169 12.5
Busch Light Anheuser Busch 4.2 110 6.7
Carling Black Label G. Heileman 4.3 138 12.5
Colt 45 Malt Liquor G. Heileman 6.1 174 11.1
Coors Banquet Beer Adolph Coors 5.0 142 10.6
Coors Light Adolph Coors 4.2 102 5.0
Genesee Beer High Falls Brewing 4.5 148 13.5
Genesee Cream Ale High Falls Brewing 5.1 162 15.0
Genesee Ice High Falls Brewing 5.9 156 14.5
Genesee Red High Falls Brewing 4.9 148 14.0
George Killian’s Irish Red Adolph Coors 4.9 163 13.8
Icehouse Miller 5 132 8.7
Icehouse Miller 5.5 149 9.8
Hamm's Beer Miller 4.7 144 12.1
Hamm's Golden Draft Miller 4.7 144 12.1
Hamm's Special Light Miller 4.1 110 7.3
Keystone Premium Adolph Coors 4.4 108 5.0
Keystone Light Adolph Coors 4.2 104 5.1
Keystone Ice Adolph Coors 5.9 143 6.6
Leinenkugel Honey Weiss Leinenkugel 4.92 149 12.0
Leinenkugel Northwoods Lager Leinenkugel 4.94 163 15.3
Leinenkugel Original Leinenkugel 4.67 152 13.9
Leinenkugel Creamy Dark Leinenkugel 4.94 170 16.8
Leinenkugel Red Leinenkugel 4.94 166 16.2
Leinenkugel Light Leinenkugel 4.19 105 5.7
Leinenkugel Amber Light Leinenkugel 4.14 110 7.4
Lowenbrau Dark   5.0 160  
Lowenbrau Special Beer   5.2 160  
Magnum Malt Liquor Miller 5.6 157 11.2
Michael Shea's High Falls Brewing 4.62 145 13.0
Michelob Amber Boch Anheuser Busch 5.2 166 15.0
Michelob Beer Anheuser Busch 5.0 155 13.3
Michelob Golden Draft Anheuser Busch 4.7 152 14.1
Michelob Golden Draft Light Anheuser Busch 4.1 110 7.0
Michelob Honey Lager Anheuser Busch 4.9 175 17.9
Michelob Light Anheuser Busch 4.3 113 6.7
Michelob Ultra Anheuser Busch 4.1 95 2.6
Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor Miller 5.6 157 11.2
Miller Genuine Draft Miller 4.7 143 13.1
Miller Genuine Draft Light Miller 4.2 110 7
Miller High Life Miller 4.7 143 13.1
Miller High Life Light Miller 4.2 110 7
Miller Lite Miller 4.2 96 3.2
Milwaukee's Best Miller 4.5 128 11.4
Milwaukee's Best Light Miller 4.5 98 3.5
Milwaukee's Best Ice Miller 5.9 144 7.3
O'Doul's Anheuser Busch 0.4 70 13.3
Old Milwaukee Light Stroh 3.8 114 8.3
Old Milwaukee Beer Stroh 4.5 146 12.9
Olde English 800 Malt Liquor Miller 5.9 160 10.5
Olympia Premium Lager Pabst 4.7 146 11.9
Pabst Blue Ribbon Pabst 5.0 153 12.01
Pabst Extra Light Low Alcohol Pabst 2.5 67 *
Pete's Wicked Ale   5.3 174 17.7
Red Hook ESB Red Hook 5.77 179 14.15
Red Hook IPA Red Hook 6.5 188 12.66
Rolling Rock Extra Pale Latrobe 4.6 142  
Rolling Rock Premium Beer Latrobe 4.5 120 10.0
Sam Adams Boston Lager Boston Beer 4.75 160 18.0
Sam Adams Boston Ale Boston Beer 4.94 160 19.9
Sam Adams Cherry Wheat Boston Beer 5.2 166 16.86
Sam Adams Cream Stout Boston Beer 4.69 195 23.94
Sam Adams IPA Boston Beer 5.93 175  
Sam Adams Light Boston Beer   124 9.7
Sam Adams Pale Ale Boston Beer 5.25 145  
Schaefer Beer Pabst 4.6 142 12.00
Schlitz Beer Pabst 4.7 146 12.1
Schlitz Light Pabst 4.2 110 *
Schlitz Malt Liquor Pabst 6.2 185 *
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Sierra Nevada 5.6 200 12.3
Sierra Nevada Porter Sierra Nevada 5.6 200 15.7
Sierra Nevada Stout Sierra Nevada 5.8 210 19.4
Signature Stroh Beer Pabst 4.8 153 *
Stroh's Beer Pabst 4.6 149 12.0
Stroh's Light Pabst 4.4 113 7
Tuborg Deluxe Dark Export G. Heileman 5.1 163  
Tuborg Export Quality G. Heileman 5.0 156  
Weinhard's Private Reserve Miller 4.8 150 9.9
Weinhard's Amber Light Miller 4.2 135 11.5
Weinhard's Hefeweizen Miller 4.9 151 12.2
Weinhard's Blonde Lager Miller 5.1 161 14.0
Weinhard's Pale Ale Miller 4.6 147 13
Yuengling Ale D.G. Yuengilng 5.0 145 10
Yuengling Porter D.G. Yuengilng 4.5 150 14
Yuengling Premium Beer D.G. Yuengling 4.4 135 12
Yuengling Light D.G. Yuengling 3.8 98 6.6
Yuengling Lager D.G. Yuengling 4.4 135 12

 
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