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What is the best alcoholic drink for a diabetic?

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The best alcoholic drinks for diabetics are light beers and wine spritzers with wine, ice and club soda, according to the American Diabetes Association. Water and calorie-free drinks should be used in mixed drinks.

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Diabetics should avoid heavy craft beers because they may have two times the alcohol and calories that light beers do, warns the American Diabetes Association. People with diabetes should not drink on empty stomachs or when their blood sugar is low. They should eat their meals as regularly planned and drink their alcohol slowly. They can also drink water, iced tea or another calorie-free drink at the same time to stay hydrated.

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