Question by Mandy: drinks for pre-diabetes people?
i am a wine fanatic and love champagne. is there a wine or champagne (like brut champagne) that is ok for people that are borderline diabetic? My doctor said that i should only have 1 drink a night (i’m female) but i enjoy 2 drinks with meals and really don’t want to give that up. is there an alcoholic wine or champagne that is low in sugar?
Answer by sue
giggle giggle!!! wine and beers have a tendancy to lower glucose levels quite a bit after initial boost. With food you can get away with a lot of brut champagne or sparkling wine.
There is no such thing as a low sugar alcoholic beverage except for straight alcohol. Most high sugar alcoholic beverages are the syrupy mixed drinks.
My doctor had a cow when she found out I like a beer every night in summer and wine in winter!! She called me an alcoholic and said I shouldn’t have ANY wine or beer no matter what. But then too she wanted me to have a totally fat free food plan with lots of potatoes, rice and beans in it!!
Do as you like and lie to the doctor about how many you are having per evening. Cut something else out, like all breads, potatoes, corn, carrots, peas, pastas, dried beans. They are potentially higher in carb than your wines will be.
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