Type 2 diabetes is a condition commonly associated with overweight and not very active.
If it is not treated, you may experience a number of serious health problems, such as kidney failure, nerve damage and heart disease.
One of the best ways to treat type 2 diabetes is to eat a healthy and balanced diet.
But with the festive season in full swing, do some alcoholic beverages definitely avoid diabetes?
First and foremost, can you still drink alcohol if you have type 2 diabetes?
Yes, you can, but you need to be aware of how this can affect your body and how to manage it, says Diabetes UK.
It explains: "Drinking can lead to hypoglycaemia because alcohol reduces the amount of blood sugar.
"It can also affect your weight because alcohol can be high in calories."
If you are about to drink, diabetes charity recommends you the best drinks.
Avoid low sugar beer and cider
First of all, you should avoid drinking low blood sugar or diabetes. It explains: "They may have less sugar, but they have more alcohol.
"Only one pint of low sugar beer can give you over the statutory limit."
Avoid Weak Alcohol Wines
Like low-sugar beverages, low-alcohol beverages can have more sugar than usual.
It says: "If you choose them, simply put on glass or two. Try to limit drinks with lots of sugar, such as sweet cherries, sweet wines and liqueurs."
Beware of some beers, ales and ciders
They contain carbohydrates and increase blood sugar levels.