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Carbs and Cocktails

While alcohol can raise spirits, the effects on blood glucose can be mixed.


By the dLife Editors

Which are the lowest-carb libations? For people with diabetes, drinking alcohol can be a tricky exercise. Alcohol itself causes blood glucose to drop, but the things people mix with their spirits have widely-varying amounts of carbs. It’s hard to know where your blood glucose levels will end up.

You might be surprised by the carb counts of common cocktails.

Note: Please talk to your health care provider about whether or not drinking alcohol is safe and healthy for you.

Carbs and Cocktails
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Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE

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