Can I drink Coca‑Cola drinks if I have diabetes?
Diabetes is a disorder that is caused by the body’s inability to make or use insulin effectively. If you have diabetes, an important part of managing your condition will be maintaining your blood sugar level within specific, narrow limits.
According to Diabetes UK, sugar can be consumed by people with diabetes, however it should be limited as part of a healthy, balanced diet.
Drinks that contain low- or no-calorie sweeteners are an ideal option for people who are looking to reduce their calorie intake. They also help to offer people with diabetes a wider choice of food and drink. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) has expressed its support of low- and no- calorie sweeteners for use by people with diabetes.
People with diabetes should seek advice from their healthcare provider regarding their overall diet.
For further information, please visit the Diabetes UK website: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/