Type 2 diabetes is a condition that is usually overweight and not very active.
If left untreated, there may be 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 the festive season in full swing is there some alcoholic beverages that you should definitely avoid as part of a diabetic diet?
First of all, can you still drink alcohol if you have type 2 diabetes?
Yes, you can, but you have to know how it can affect your body and how to handle it, Diabetes UK suggests.
He explains: "Drinking can make you likely to have hypo because alcohol leads to a fall in blood sugar.
"It may affect the weight because there can be plenty of calories in alcoholic beverages."
If you drink, diabetic charity recommends the best kinds of drinks for you.
Avoid low-sugar beers and cider
First you should avoid drinks marked as sugars or diabetics. He explains: "They can have less sugar, but there is more alcohol in them.
"Only one-fifth of the low-sugar beer can bring you above the legal limit."
Avoid wines with a low alcohol content
Like low-sugar beverages, low-alcohol beverages can contain more sugar than usual.
It is said: "If you choose it, it's enough for glass or two. Try to limit drinks with a lot of sugar, such as sweet sherry, sweet wine and liqueur."
Be careful with some beers, selections and apples
They contain carbohydrates and increase the level of sugar in the blood.