Alcohol Use and People with Diabetes

Alcohol can lower blood sugar levels to the point of hypoglycemia. Keep careful track of your blood sugar levels when drinking alcohol, because certain diabetes medications also lower blood glucose levels.

Facts About Diabetes

Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.

Healthy Cooking Tips for People with Diabetes

Steam vegetables in low-fat broth or water, and use vegetable oil spray instead of oil, shortening, or butter.

Sodium and People with Diabetes

People with diabetes are encouraged to limit the sodium in their diets to help prevent or to control high blood pressure.

Type 2 Diabetes

When your body can’t make enough insulin or can’t use insulin, it is called type 2 diabetes. Insulin helps the cells in the body absorb glucose, or sugar, for energy. Without insulin, glucose builds up in the blood resulting in “high blood sugar.”

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