DIABETES & ALCOHOL

BETTER BUYS

  • If you have diabetes, ask your doctor if you should drink alcohol.
  • Limit alcohol drinks to 2 or fewer per day for women and 3 or fewer per day for men.
  • One standard drink is 100 ml wine, 30 mls spirits or 300 mls beer. This is less than most glasses will hold.
  • Aim to have several alcohol free days each week.
  • Use diet drinks as mixes for spirits, not "ready to drink" premixes.

 

WATCH POINTS

  • Have food with alcohol and never drink on an empty stomach.
  • Alcohol is high in calories so may contribute to weight gain.