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Can diabetics consume alcoholic drinks?

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People with diabetes can consume alcoholic drinks, according to Life Scan. Diabetics can avoid low glucose levels, weight gain and high blood pressure by paying close attention to they type and quantity of alcohol they consume.

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Can diabetics consume alcoholic drinks?
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The American Diabetes Association recommends no more than one alcoholic drink per day for women and no more than two drinks per day for men, notes Life Scan. The best drink choices for diabetics include light beers, dry wines, and mixed drinks made with diet soft drinks, water or seltzer as mixers. It is best for diabetics to avoid sugary mixed drinks, such as margaritas and wine coolers, as such beverages can cause spikes in blood sugar.

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