Carbs & Cocktails
Which are the lowest-carb libations?
For people with diabetes, drinking alcohol can be a tricky thing. Alcohol itself causes blood sugar to drop, but the things people mix with their spirits have widely varying amounts of carbs. So it's hard to know where your blood sugar levels will end up.
You might be surprised by the carb counts of common cocktails. Click "next," above, to see what you know.
Note: Please talk to your healthcare provider about whether or not drinking alcohol is safe and healthy for you.
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