Safely Celebrate The Month Of Love When You’re Diabetic

Woman holding box of chocolates
February is recognized at Creative Romance Month and for a time that’s all about expressing love and indulging in gourmet chocolates (oh hey, Valentine’s Day!), it sure can bring about a bit of anxiety for those who have dietary restrictions, such has diabetics. You’ll need to get extra creative.
While there are several sugar-free options and the willpower to avoid certain foods altogether, a big part of expressing love is creating new memories with loved ones. So, here’s how you can spread love and love your glucose levels.

Red Wine

Red wine is heart healthy. But, if you’re not careful, it can also raise your blood sugar. Moderation (one to two drinks) is key. The liver stops producing glucose after you consume alcohol. So, it’s important to make sure that you eat a well-balanced meal prior to drinking. This will assist in maintaining your glucose levels. It’s also a good idea to keep a high-carb snack nearby. Choose beverages with low alcohol volume and occasionally test your blood sugar to track your levels. If your relationship is fairly new, make sure your significant other is able to distinguish between the signs of intoxication and hypoglycemia.