10 Tips for Managing Diabetes

Drink alcohol only in moderation…if at all.
Drinking between one-half and two alcoholic drinks per day has been shown to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by an average of 30 percent, compared with nondrinkers or heavy drinkers. However, among people who already have diabetes, there is some question about the benefits of alcohol. Talk to your doctor to make sure that alcohol is safe for you and that you understand how it might affect your blood-glucose levels. And if you don’t already drink alcohol, don’t start.