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Please tell me what's OK to drink for a diabetic?

Amy Campbell


In general, it’s best to choose beverages that contain no or little carbohydrate, such as water, seltzer water, flavored waters, diet soda and unsweetened or sugar-free ice tea, hot tea and coffee. Juice contains carbohydrate (15 grams in a 4-ounce glass), as does milk (12 grams in an 8-ounces glass), so while you can certainly include these beverages in your eating plan, you’ll need to count them as part of your carbohydrate.

February 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm

3 replies

robintellis 2014-07-29 18:07:38 -0500 Report

I do not like plain water. I often start coughing when I drink it. I drink Zero. It is carbonated, flavored water that has no calories. I fill my glass half full with the Zero then fill the glass with ice and water. It usually sits for a while before I drink so the ice melts, but it is still nice and cold.

RebDee 2014-05-31 14:10:04 -0500 Report

My doctors told me not to drink anything with caffeine, no juices, and nothing with carbonation (as it makes me want to eat more since the bubbles make my stomach bigger). I have been drinking Premier Protein Drink (comes in strawberry, chocolate and vanilla) and find it quite satisfying. But mostly I drink water with Dasani flavoring (I'm addicted to coconut pineapple and strawberry kiwi flavors).