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Healthy Beverages for Diabetics

Enjoy Refreshing Beverages and Keep Your Diabetes Under Control

When faced with diabetes, it's important to watch not only what you eat, but also what you drink. Beverages can sneak in extra sugars and carbohydrates that you need to monitor when adhering to a diabetic diet. Try these great, diabetes-friendly drinks when you are looking to quench your thirst.

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