Can Diabetics Drink?

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(BlackDoctor.org) — Food is not the only concern for people newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Many are curious about alcohol. Cocktails don’t have to be off-limits if your diabetes is controlled, you’re otherwise healthy, and you know how to handle your blood sugar when it veers off path.

You should ask yourself these three questions before you consider drinking alcohol:

1. Is your diabetes under control?
2. Do you have any other illnesses that could be made worse by drinking alcohol?