What Can I Drink If I Have Diabetes?

What Can I Drink If I Have Diabetes?

Hello, I am Ty Mason of thediabetescouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I want to talk about what you can drink
with diabetes. After you watch the video today, I invite
you check out the description box for my new ebook. This is one of the most comprehensive diabetes
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for everyone! Recently SARI HARRAR did a phenomenal interview
with 3 top diabetes educators on this very field of drinks and diabetes. It would be very hard for me to add to her
work or find any better research than what she has done. So I want to tell you up front, much of this
video is based on her work and research. That being said, Sari brought together and
then asked three top registered dietitians, who are also certified diabetes educators,
what they tell their clients about everyday drinks. We all know that when you have diabetes, picking
a drink isn’t always easy, is it? And then add in all those studies that has
been done recently on diet soda and weight gain or does coffee help or hurt insulin resistance? There are a lot of questions out there and
I am so glad Sari wanted to get to the bottom of the question as badly as I did. So here is “our” work. Like I said, much of it is hers, I just filled
in some gaps that I felt needed to be in there. As far as water goes, all of the researchers
agree that we must drink more water. It could even help out with controlling our
blood sugar. A recent study in the journal Diabetes Care
found that people who drank 16 ounces or less of water a day (two cups’ worth) were 30
percent more likely to have high blood sugar than those who drank more than that daily. We each have a hormone called vasopressin,
and it helps the body regulate hydration. Vasopressin levels rise when we are properly
hydrated, which prompts the liver to produce more blood sugar. How much water should those of us with diabetes
drink? Experts recommend six to nine 8-ounce glasses
of water per day for women and 8-10 for men. You can get water from fruits and vegetables
and other liquids you consume, but you won’t get enough. One way to help with your water intake and
to help with some of those meal time binges is to drink a glass of water before every
meal. Another great drink you can add to your diet
is something we usually think of only for kids. But milk is wonderful for you because it provides
the calcium, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin D your body needs for many essential functions. Did you know recent research shows milk may
boost weight loss? In one study of 322 people trying to slim
down (some had type 2 diabetes, some had heart disease), those who drank the most milk—about
12 ounces a day—shed 5 more pounds over the study period than those with the lowest
dairy intake, about half a glass daily. Adding milk to a healthy diet can also help
lower your blood pressure according to research from the Journal of the American College of
Nutrition. How much milk is good? Most experts will say two to three daily servings
of dairy products, including 2% or skim milk. Drink a glass with breakfast or choose dairy
for dessert, like yogurt or sugar-free pudding as ways to get that daily intake. “Drink milk with a meal so your body can
handle the natural rise in blood sugar that happens when we eat carbohydrates,” says
Baltimore, Maryland–based registered dietitian Angela Ginn a nutrition education coordinator
at the University of Maryland’s Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology. How about tea? Tea contains no calories, brings big flavor,
and a boatload of antioxidants. This has made tea trendy for health reasons,
especially for those with diabetes. One Chinese study showed that black tea has
the highest levels of polysaccharides, which slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream. A German study suggests that the risk of getting
diabetes can be cut by 16% by sipping 4 cups of tea per day. You must be careful however because of sweetened,
bottled iced teas. These are loaded with sugar and that is what
you are trying to avoid. Four to five cups of tea is a good amount
if you can tolerate the caffeine., The next category is drinks that you can have,
just be careful. There are studies that suggest coffee drinkers
are at lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes. A compound in coffee called chlorogenic acid
seems to slow absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. But there is also research that indicates
for people who already have diabetes, coffee may raise blood sugar or make the body work
harder to process it. The best answer as far as coffee is concerned
is how it affects YOUR blood sugar. Of course don’t add sugar and sugar filled
flavorings to your coffee. When it comes to how much coffee you should
drink? Most experts say sipping two to three cups
a day is enough, especially if you notice it having an adverse effect on your blood
sugar. Drink Carefully: Diet Soda
Be careful with fizzy, zero-calorie drinks. The can be a brilliant choice, or they also
lead to weight gain and mess with your ability to absorb blood sugar. Recent science has stirred the debate. One Harvard study that followed 40,000 men
for 20 years found no link between diet drinks and diabetes when factoring in body mass index,
family history, and diet, which may indicate that diet soda drinkers tend to weigh more
than people who skip them. But don’t give up on diet soda just yet. Though there’s concern among researchers,
the American Diabetes Association still suggests that diet soda is a better alternative to
a sugar-packed version for people watching their blood sugar. If you already have a soda habit, it’s probably
OK to sip one or two a day instead of a sugary version. But make sure to also drink healthy beverages
like water and tea. Now for the drinks you really should avoid. With ten teaspoons of sugar in every 12-ounce
can or bottle, regular soda can send your blood sugar soaring—and boost your risk
for weight gain, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes and heart disease. One sugary drink a day adds 150 empty calories
and 40 to 50 grams of blood-sugar-raising carbohydrates to your diet, and can lead to
a weight gain of 15 pounds per year, say researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health. In a study from North Carolina, dieters who
skipped soda were more likely to hit their weight-loss goals than those who didn’t. Your mom served up orange juice every day
with breakfast. But is juice healthy for blood sugar and weight
control? Accordng to Dawn Sherr, a practice manager
with the American Association of Diabetes Educators, “They should just know the amount
of juice they are consuming and factor the amount of carbohydrates into their eating
plan.” It is much better for juice lovers to eat
fresh fruit. If you’re really craving juice, try a 4-ounce
serving with a meal. Test your blood sugar afterward, and then
repeat with the same meal for the next three or four days. If your blood sugar doesn’t rise more than
30 points, a little juice may be fine. Finally alcohol. The Joslyn Diabetes Center has this to say
concerning a person with diabetes consuming alcohol: “People with diabetes can include
alcohol in their diet in a responsible way,” states Elizabeth Staum, M.S., R.D., of the
Joslin Diabetes Center. Joslin recommends that women with type 1 or
type 2 diabetes consume at most one drink per day, and men a maximum of two drinks per
day. An important note: consumption of alcoholic
beverages must be done with food. Why? “Alcohol actually puts patients at higher
risk for low blood glucose, so it is safest to consume alcohol either with a meal that
includes carbs, like starches for example, or with a carb-containing snack like crackers,”
Staum says. I hope this shed some light on what you can
drink with diabetes. A special thanks Sari Harrar for her wonderful
foundation for this video. Don’t forget to get my new ebook and please,
subscribe to our channel for many more videos like this one in the future. Thanks for watching. I am Ty Mason.

6 thoughts on “What Can I Drink If I Have Diabetes?

  1. I got diagnosed with type 1 diabetes today and i have 2 holes in me right now, btw you can drink anything if you just have your blood sugar balanced

  2. is that surger free milk , or what , because milk has surger in it too , im drinking 2% fat milk, and seems like my surger rises . because im in the 200 range everyday it seems , and im taking meds for it , but does not seem like it's working. So i dont know what to do anymore.

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