Living With Diabetes: Alcoholic Beverages

July 28, 2012 by  
Filed under Living with Diabetes

People living with diabetes have to keep a close eye on their health and diet. Diabetes is a condition in which the body has difficulty regulating blood sugar. Keeping this condition under control involves carefully monitoring your sugar intake. While you may adopt better eating habits and reduce your intake of candy and other sweets, living with diabetes also calls for limiting your alcohol intake.

It’s okay for people with diabetes to enjoy a drink here and there, but some alcoholic beverages have high sugar content. Consuming several of these beverages a day can negatively affect your blood glucose level and lead to complications.

To maintain your health when living with diabetes, it’s best to watch your intake of alcohol and consume no more than one glass of wine or beer a day. Better yet, you can go a step further and only drink alcoholic beverages that contain no sugar, such as whiskey.