While whole fruits are a healthy, fiber-rich carbohydrate option for diabetics, the same can't be said for fruit juice
. They may offer more nutritional benefit than soda and other sugary drinks, but fruit juices — even 100 percent fruit juices
— are chock full of fruit sugar, and therefore cause a sharp spike in blood sugar. Skipping the glass of juice and opting for the fiber-packed whole fruit counterpart will help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels and fill you up on fewer calories, aiding in weight loss. For a refreshing and healthy drink alternative, choose zero-calorie plain or naturally-flavored seltzer and jazz it up with a wedge of lemon or lime.