Wondering what to drink? When you have diabetes, you have to be extra careful about what you choose to quench your thirst with. Store-bought "health" drinks may be chock-a-bloc with sugars and even fruit juices may cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Here is a list of best and worst drinks for diabetics. Choose wisely.
Water (Best): This magical drink can do nothing wrong. Diabetics face dehydration issues on account of their high blood sugar. The more water you get into your system the better. So wherever you go, carry a bottle of fresh, boiled water with you. 
Fruit juices (Worst): While fruit juices are all natural, they are notorious for causing a spike in your blood sugar level. That's because juicing breaks down the fibres, making the gut absorb the natural fruit sugars more readily into the system.
Coconut water (Best): Diabetic patients frequently develop electrolyte imbalances and coconut water is one of the best drinks to correct them. It also has hypoglycaemic and antioxidant properties, which makes coconut water one of the best drinks for diabetics. 
Diet soda (Worst): Artificial sweeteners used in diet soda may be low in calories but could increase risk for metabolic disorders such as hypertension, cholesterol and weight gain.
Black coffee (Best): In moderate doses, caffeine can be good for lowering blood sugar levels. Drinking three cups of black coffee -- sans the cream, syrup and sugar -- in a day can, in fact, be great for preventing diabetes in the first place. 
Alcohol (Worst): Alcohol consumption has been tied to increased risk of type 2 diabetes. But not alcohol is bad. Research suggests that red wine was associated with lower incidence of diabetes in women. 
Green tea (Best): One of the best drinks for diabetics is green tea, not only because it helps in reducing insulin resistance but also because it combats other problems associated with diabetes such as obesity and cardiovascular problems. 
Energy drinks (Worst): No matter how well the advertisers market it, energy drinks are known to spike blood insulin levels. If its hydration and energy you seek best to stick to water or coconut water.