The risk of dehydration increases for individuals with diabetes since high blood glucose levels decrease hydration in the body.
Drinking water helps keep your hydration and blood sugar levels in check. Besides fighting dehydration, it can also help remove excess glucose.
People with diabetes should drink plenty of fluids - 1.6 liters (L) or 6.5 cups a day for women; and 2 L or 8.5 glasses of water per day for men.
In addition to water, there are a number of other drinks that are also effective for preventing dehydration and increasing fluid intake. Examples include caffeine-free herbal teas, sugar-free sparkling water, almond milk, and sugar-free coffee.
Drinking sodas, energy drinks, fruit juices, and sweetened drinks is not recommended since they contain a lot of sugar and will increase your blood sugar levels.
What does your water/liquid intake look like?
A. 8 or more cups
B. 6-7 cups
C. 5-4 cups
D. 3 or less
What is your drink of choice?
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