When it comes to managing diabetes, what you drink in your routine is just as important as what you eat. A single glass of sugary drink can impact your blood sugar levels. This is because anything that’s liquid and that has carbohydrates will digest faster than something you chew. This results in a quicker spike in blood sugar.
If you have type 2 diabetes, then all sugary drinks such as soda, soft drinks, energy drinks, sweet tea, and even fruit juice are off the table. You need to replace them with low-sugar, sugar-free, zero or low-calorie drinks options. Choosing the right drinks can help you manage your symptoms and maintain a healthy weight.
Here are some refreshing and healthy, diabetes-friendly beverage options which you can try. Keep in mind that even these low sugar options should be consumed in moderation.