If you are living with diabetes, but still like to enjoy wine, this blog post is for you!
For individuals with diabetes, choosing the right wine can become complicated. With so many varieties and options available, finding diabetic-friendly wines that won't send your blood sugar levels on a rollercoaster ride may seem like an impossible task. But it is possible with SYLTBAR!
When you choose SYLTBAR wines, you can breathe easy knowing you will be able to enjoy wine without compromising your health.
Wine and Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Before we dive into the world of our diabetic-friendly wines, it’s important to understand how diabetes and wine consumption are connected. Diabetes, a condition characterized by the body's inability to regulate blood sugar effectively, requires careful management of dietary choices, including the consumption of alcoholic beverages like wine.
Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the body is unable to regulate blood sugar levels effectively, leading to various health complications. It is a metabolic disorder that disrupts the body's ability to process glucose, the primary source of energy for our cells. This results in elevated blood sugar levels, which can lead to serious health issues over time.
The primary concern with wine consumption for people with diabetes is its carbohydrate content. Carbohydrates in wine come from residual sugar and alcohol, which can affect blood sugar levels. Alcohol can lower blood sugar temporarily, but it can also mask the symptoms of low blood sugar, making it harder to manage your condition. As with any dietary choice, moderation is key. A standard glass of wine (5 oz) typically contains around 2 grams of carbohydrates.
SYLTBAR’s serving sizes are 6 ounces, and each of our six wine varieties have way less than that standard 2 grams of carbohydrates, especially our sparkling wines. In fact, The Diabetes Research Institute of the University of Miami has tested SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco and SYLTBAR Sparkling Rose against other well-known sparkling wine brands in total 80 of each kind. When comparing the glucose levels of all the sparkling wines to find out how much sugar is contained in the wine, it was discovered that Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR were significantly lower.
The team also conducted a live patient study that showed subjects with diabetes who consumed SYLTBAR had no spike in their blood sugar; their blood sugar levels stayed stable. These lab results also gave SYLTBAR to be only 2 points for Weight Watchers, and prove it to be Keto friendly as well.
When we heard these results, we were not surprised at all. Our producers use a double fermentation process that takes up to four months, and are dedicated to 100% natural production with absolutely no chemical involvement. That extra fermentation time allows the grapes to fully develop their flavors without the need for added sugars or sweeteners. Many major brands skip this additional process to save time and money, so they add sugar to make the wine palatable.
Choosing Diabetic-Friendly Wines
Selecting SYLTBAR as your diabetic-friendly wine of choice means you have already picked the best move for your wine experience.
When thinking about the kind of wines that will be better for diabetics than others, think in terms of sweet versus dry. Dry wines are generally the best choices for people with diabetes. These wines have less residual sugar, which means they have fewer carbohydrates and are less likely to cause blood sugar spikes. SYLTBAR wines are on the dryer side. Although they are fruity, they are not sweet — there is a difference.
Another important thing to consider is what you are eating with your wine. Enjoying wine with a meal can help mitigate its effects on blood sugar. The combination of food and wine can slow the absorption of carbohydrates. But don’t eat just anything! Be mindful about your meals. We always recommend cooking at home with fresh produce and lean protein, and using spices and herbs to enhance the flavors without the need for excess sugar and calories.
Additionally, always consult your healthcare provider or speak with a registered dietitian for personalized advice on alcohol consumption and its impact on your specific diabetes management plan. Working with a professional to come with a plan that is tailored specifically to you will help you achieve your health goals.
With SYLTBAR, you can still savor the flavors and experiences that wine offers while managing your diabetes effectively. Cheers to sipping responsibly and raising a glass to a balanced and enjoyable life!