Alcohol is something that you need to consume in moderation when you are fighting prediabetes. Different types of alcohol contain varying levels of sugar and can cause your blood sugar to either rise or fall. Studies show that people who drink a lot of alcohol are at higher risk for diabetes, and your risk with prediabetes is already elevated.
When you do consume alcohol, choose lower-sugar drinks like wine or spritzers, which are diluted with sparkling water. And to lower your risk of blood sugar issues as well as a host of problems like cancer and liver disease, limit yourself to no more than one drink per day (for women) or two drinks per day (for men).