Staying hydrated is important for good health, especially if you have diabetes. In fact, if you have diabetes, you have a higher risk of becoming dehydrated compared with people who don’t have diabetes. Why? High blood glucose levels can cause you to urinate more, and frequent urination can lead to dehydration.
Aiming to get and keep your blood glucose levels within your target range is one way to lower your risk of becoming dehydrated (along with your risk of diabetes-related complications, such as heart, kidney, and eye disease). And one of the best beverages to drink is water. If you avoid drinking water because you don’t like how the water from your kitchen tap tastes, and if you don’t wish to purchase wasteful plastic bottles of water, Brita’s 10-Cup Water Pitcher may be just what you’ve been looking for. The BPA-free Brita filter reduces taste and odor from chlorine; in addition, it filters out harmful substances, including lead, mercury, benzene, and asbestos. When water tastes good, you’ll drink more! The Brita filter lasts two months, on average, making this an environmentally-friendly choice (each filter that you use saves 300 16.9-ounce plastic bottles — now that’s sustainability!). Start drinking water that tastes good — and is good for you and the environment — today.