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Can Diabetics Drink Wine?

Multiple people who have diabetes wonder whether they can drink their favorite alcoholic drink or if it would be better to refuse wine consumption. We'll try to figure it out now.

The wine is considered a low-sugar beverage – a standard 5-ounce wine portion contains around 1.5 g of sugar. Thus, moderate or occasional wine consumption won't impact the blood sugar in patients with diabetes, but they need to control blood sugar levels and follow a healthy diet. People should avoid drinking wine on an empty stomach when their blood sugar levels aren't monitored to ensure safer alcohol drinking. The best wine choices for people with diabetes remain light-to-medium-bodied Pinot Noir, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, and fruity Merlot.

People with diabetes should avoid dessert wines, while the healthiest options are low sugar and low-calorie dry reds and whites. Check up on the infographic below to discover more information.

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