11 No-Alcohol Drinks for People With Diabetes

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Smart Swaps No doubt: Water is the perfect drink: No calories, sugar, or carbs, and it’s as close as a tap. Want something tastier? You have options. It’s true that some drinks cross the line. You can make swaps or … Continue reading

Blood Sugar, Diabetes, and Your Body

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When you have diabetes, your blood sugar (glucose) levels are consistently high. Over time, this can damage your body and lead to many other problems. How much sugar in the blood is too much? Why is high blood sugar so … Continue reading

Surprising Sources of Hidden Sugar

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Pasta Sauces They taste savory, not sweet — but many pasta sauces have between 6 and 12 grams of sugar per half-cup serving. That’s the same amount you’d get from a chocolate chip cookie. The American Heart Association recommends that … Continue reading

Diabetes Complications: Eye Problems and Blindness

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How Diabetes Affects the Eyes Diabetes can increase the risk of eye problems. Your blood sugar (glucose) levels may be high because your body can’t make or use insulin properly. Too much blood sugar can build up, damaging nerves and … Continue reading

How to Enjoy Alcohol When You Have Diabetes

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Diabetes-Friendly Drinks and Cocktails Drink in Moderation Most people with diabetes can enjoy some alcohol. Rules are the same as for everyone else: one drink per day for women; two for men. But you need to know how alcohol affects … Continue reading