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Most people can enjoy a small amount of alcohol. However, drinking too much alcohol can be harmful to your health.


When you have diabetes, there are some extra considerations if you choose to drink.

Learn about 'Alcohol and diabetes':

  • How does alcohol affect the body?
  • Alcohol and hypoglycaemia
  • How much alcohol is safe?
  • What is a standard drink?
  • What should you choose?
  • Tips for drinking less alcohol

Access this information sheet:

Download the PDF, or
Request the information sheet be sent out to you.


The National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS) is an initiative of the Australian Government administered with the assistance of Diabetes Australia.