Alcohol can lower blood sugar levels to the point of hypoglycemia. Keep careful track of your blood sugar levels when drinking alcohol, because certain diabetes medications also lower blood glucose levels.
Diabetes affects the way the body metabolizes, or uses, digested food to make glucose, the main source of fuel for the body.
Steam vegetables in low-fat broth or water, and use vegetable oil spray instead of oil, shortening, or butter.
People with diabetes are encouraged to limit the sodium in their diets to help prevent or to control high blood pressure.
A person with type 2 diabetes either can't make enough insulin or can't properly use it.