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What alcoholic drink is good for a Type 2 diabetic?

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A light beer or a wine spritzer made with club soda, wine and ice cubes are two alcoholic drinks suggested by the American Diabetes Association. Other mixer options include zero-calorie drinks such as diet tonic water or diet soda.

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As with many things in a diabetic diet, moderation is very important, according to the American Diabetes Association. Most people with diabetes are able to have a moderate amount of alcohol. Those who are unsure should first speak with the doctor. A diabetic should only drink alcohol when her blood glucose level is within a safe range, as drinking alcohol sometimes causes hypoglycemia, which causes side effects that are often mistaken for intoxication..

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