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What Drinks Are Good And Bad For People With Diabetes?

When a person has diabetes, insulin, a hormone that helps cells absorb glucose, is either nonexistent or in short supply. A person with diabetes is unable to use insulin properly, which causes sugars to build up in the blood. Diabetes can be dangerous if it is not properly managed. Different drinks can affect blood sugar levels in a number of ways. Contents of this article: The best drinks for people with diabetes The following drinks are good choices for people with diabetes. Things to look out for when choosing a drink Many drinks contain lots of sugars and carbohydrates. Paying attention to food labels and nutritional facts can provide important information. Labels should state the serving size and carbohydrate content of any drink. People with diabetes have different bodily needs, so there are no exact dietary rules. However, some tips can help. To make it easier to control blood sugar, it is important to: eat a balanced diet and manage the amount of carbohydrate consumed keep carbohydrate levels consistent from day to day consume managed amounts of carbohydrate, because the brain and body need some carbohydrate to function. Paying attention to food labels and nutritional facts Continue reading >>

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  1. mimi1723

    Drinking

    I know diabetics are not supposed to drink alcohol , but if we choose some what's the best choice?? Wine , beer, rum with diet help a sister out!

  2. Eversinging1

    I have heard moderation is the key. New Year's Eve is coming and alcohol will be involved to some extent. I've heard tequila on the rocks, sipped, is okay. Tequila, and other alcohols may cause your blood sugar to drop, so keep an eye on it. I drink Bud Light Lime when I want a beer, it has 9 carbs so can't over do, but it's a lot lower than a lot of others. Bud Select 55 I think has only 3 carbs. I'm type 2 and on oral meds and haven't had any problems whenever I drink, unless I drink margaritas or something with sweetened mixers. I recently found a Lite margarata mix they sell in the stores, it has no real fruit juice and no alcohol, and when I mix with tequila I don't get much of a BS spike, and it still tastes good! But everyone is different, you just have to keep an eye on your numbers and see how it affects you. My doc says a glass of wine or a light beer with dinner is good to do, too.

  3. Young1s

    What about grape juice, root beer, gatorade with diet?…No? Just kidding. I'm recently sober so can't help you there. I drink water, milk, tea, diet soda (occaissionally), coffee (infrequently), and juice that has only 12g of carbs. It's 10g of sugar though, so I don't drink that too often either.

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