What Kind of Drink Is Good For Diabetes?

By Brian Lemay 7 comments

Hello, I am Ty Mason of thediabetescouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I want to talk about drinks and diabetes. After you watch the video today, I invite
you check out the description box for my new ebook. This is one of the most comprehensive diabetes
meal planning book you can find. It contains diabetes friendly meals/recipes,
recipes for different goals such as 800-1800 calories per day meal plan, diabetes meal
planning tips and tricks. There are also tons of diabetes friendly recipes
for everyone! Most of the time we are very concerned about
the food we eat as those with diabetes. But how often do we really think about what
we drink? Many times a well planned meal can be ruined
by the wrong choice of drink. So today I want to give you some tips on what
is best for you to drink as a person with diabetes. Many drinks contain lots of sugars and carbohydrates. Paying attention to food labels and nutritional
facts can provide important information. Labels should state the serving size and carbohydrate
content of any drink. People with diabetes have different bodily
needs, so there are no exact dietary rules. However, some tips can help. Water
You can’t go too far wrong with pure water. It provides the hydration your body needs
and is, of course, zero carbohydrate and zero calories. It is also very ok to infuse that water with
herbs, fruits or other natural flavorings. Milk
Moderate carbohydrate content which may need to be accounted for, particularly in people
with type 1 diabetes, if drinking close to or more than 100ml. Milk tends to be a good source of energy and
people that wish to watch their weight will need to take into account the calorie content
of milk. Skimmed tends to have around half the calories
of whole milk. Fruit juice
Fruit juice is usually regarded as a healthy option but it should be noted that fruit juices
have a relatively high carbohydrate content. The calorie content of fruit juice is similar
to that of skimmed milk. Despite being quite high in carbohydrate content,
fruit juice needn’t be totally avoided and can be a good option before taking a sustained
period of exercise as the activity may help to balance out the rise in blood sugar levels
from the juice. To ensure you get good nutritional value from
fruit juice, ensure you have real, unsweetened fruit juice. Fruit Smoothies
These “make it yourself” drinks are fantastic! If you have watched many of my videos, you
know I love to keep fresh and frozen fruit year round. A fruit smoothie is an amazing thirst quencher
and is rather nutritious. You can find plenty of recipes on the internet
for good quality smoothies. Diet soft drinks Diet soft drinks tend to be popular with people
with diabetes as they are low in carbohydrate and low in calories. Diet soft drinks tend to use artificial sweeteners
and other artificial agents to provide sweetness, flavor and color. Whilst soft drinks are recognized as safe
for consumption, research has raised some questions over potential health issues and
some people may prefer to limit or avoid their exposure to soft drinks as a precaution. You can check out my video on Soft drinks
and diabetes. I personally feel they are fine to drink but
in that video give you some research to make your own choice. Tea
Research into the effects of non-milky tea has identified a range of health benefits,
including improving insulin sensitivity and helping maintain healthy blood pressure. Lovers of milk in tea will be disappointed
to know that the health benefits generally aren’t realized when milk is added to tea. Iced tea is an amazing thirst quencher and
adding some sucralose and fruit makes it even better. Try putting the juice of a peach in an ice
cold glass of tea. You can thank me later. Coffee There are probably few foods or drinks that
get such a mixture of good and bad headlines as coffee. Confusingly, coffee has been linked with both
increased and decreased risks of developing type 2 diabetes. Studies looking into moderate coffee consumption
(2-3 cups a day) have shown some health benefits, including a lower risk of type 2 diabetes,
whilst high coffee consumption (5 or more cups a day) has been linked with a higher
risk. Note that milky coffees such as lattes can
be high in calories, with larger lattes sometimes varying between 100 and 300 calories. Alcoholic drinks When having alcohol, there are a few things
to consider: How the drink will affect blood sugar levels
The calorie content of the drink Whether alcohol will interact with any medication
you take Alcoholic drinks can be responsible for raising
and lowering blood glucose levels so it’s useful to understand how different alcoholic
drinks can affect your sugar levels. For those keeping an eye on their weight,
it’s important to note that alcohol is significant source of calories. For example, a single pint of regular beer
has 200 calories, which is as many calories as a large slice of pizza. Some medications interact with alcohol. It is advisable to check the patient information
leaflet enclosed with your medication and consult your doctor if you have further questions. The ADA recommends no more than 1 drink per
day for women and no more than 2 drinks per day for men. One must also be advised that alcohol can
drop blood sugar quickly! So be sure to eat when drinking. Yes, there are other drinks, but this covers
the many of the drinks we come across. I do not recommend energy drinks or many “home
remedies” like drinking vinegar or stump water. Keep to the main sources of hydration. Don’t forget to get my new ebook and please,
subscribe to our channel for many more videos like this one in the future. Thanks for watching. I am Ty Mason.


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Jul 7, 2017, 2:36 pm Reply

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SantaClaus HawkeyeNJ

Jul 7, 2017, 2:43 pm Reply

Sweeten juice such as lemon with stevia.

SantaClaus HawkeyeNJ

Jul 7, 2017, 2:45 pm Reply

Most teas are gmo read the label. Also many teas are extremely high in fluoride.

HT logistics3434

Jul 7, 2017, 4:53 pm Reply

what if you like to drink alot of diet soda

Kevin H

Jul 7, 2017, 3:59 am Reply

Thanks dude. What you talk about helps me with my type 2

Ann Vallandingham

Nov 11, 2017, 1:07 pm Reply

is sugar free lemonade with added real lemon juice ok for DMII???


Feb 2, 2018, 10:31 pm Reply

Thanks not sure about the soft drinks

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