I only mention to following just in case you have not read previous posts about this. Aside from the medications below and in addition to it, I was on Metformin at the rate of 2 x 500 mg morning and 2 x 500 mg before my evening meal. I have been on this for nearly ten years. It worked for me and after a while it became normal and it all got boring. For me it worked pretty well and until now, there have been no other issues.
As Patti informs me, the Red Wine overloads the kidneys in the sense that they [the kidneys] become focused on clearing the 'Lactic Acid' in Red Wine from your blood. Therefore everything goes at the same time including glucose and you end up with a lower BG. The down side to this is simply that continued activity like this over time [dependent upon the individuals characteristics] will do some damage. In my case the Surgeon [wrongly in my opinion] thinks my ability to deal with the Lactic Acid has severely reduced and that it now presents a physiological threat. I won't explain why I believe that in my case he is wrong, that is another post but you might like to consider that doing what I have done may not be a very good idea for everyone.
Red wine has been my only alcoholic drink for the best part of ten years and now once that is no longer on the menu I will be 100% sober [rats...
]. It's not yet proven that I have a LA problem as yet but there is a possibility that if not then it could be closer than I'd like it to be. So please be wary.
Also the other real danger is this.........if you do discover that for you the Red does lower BG be careful not to eat with that in mind. I think I might well have done over the years and should not have. Be aware [I am sure you are] Metformin produces Lactic Acid - Red Wine is full of it.