What do you drink when you go out instead of alcohol?
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:38 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:42 PM
Sometimes with vodka, but not too much
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:49 PM
Type 1 since 1-15-2007
Lantus pen 23u daily.
Humalog at meals.
1-7-2008 A1C 7.0
10-7-2007 A1C 6.5
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:52 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 04:58 PM
I usually have a couple of lagers but alternate with water. At home we have red wine at the weekends and I alternate that with water also.
Diagnosed April 2003
Oct 2006 1ac-13.9 (pre pump)
Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:05 PM
I used to drink quite a bit but since i took control i have been more limiting in what and when i will drink. I always test beofre, during and after. If I am high after I will give a few unit of Rapid to bring me dwon and dont often have a problem with my sugars
T1 for 21 years, PCOS. split dose Lantus, NovoRapid & Metformin.
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:49 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:04 PM
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Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:21 PM
My practical limit is now two. I will do four occaisionally. I may consume six Superbowl Sunday over an extended period.
On MDI and doing well. A1Cs range from 5.6 to 6.4. December 2016 was 6.1. 12 911's in my career; a few highs; lots of shots. Diagnosed Oct 19th, 1975.
Proliferative retinopathy March 1994, 4,000 laser, vitrectomy Oct. 2006. Vision 20/25 in right, 20/40 in left (slight cataract).
Posted 28 January 2008 - 06:52 PM
There is a good section on the ADA (American Diabetes Assoc.) website that covers alcohol consumption and diabetes.
Basically, you need to have good control. Check/monitor numbers frequently. No history of kidney, liver or heart problems. Don't drink on empty stomach (true for all, right?)...
Avoid mixed drinkes that contain sugar such as margaritas, daqairi's (sp?) and such....
Stick to one, maybe two at most...you'll be fine. Just don't drink like a frat rat...you're ok.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 07:29 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:11 PM
Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:29 PM
The one thing to remember with you being a type 1 is that IF you got hypo while drinking, and people "thought" it was due to your drinking, it could mess things up. My Aunt wears a medical bracelet just for that reason, shes 80 and still likes her toddys. You sound like an smart, informed gal !
A1c 7.5 fall of 2012. 55 yr old. 3 diabetic pregnancies w/ insulin. Thankfully reverted back to 'non-diabetic' after all 3. Re-diagnosed 2007. FINALLY on Lantus and Humalog qwik pens. :T Mother to 9 boys and 5 girls. Grandmomma to 8.
Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:09 AM
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:13 AM
I used to drink coffee, but now, who knows??
Aye, Captain, even coffee is getting a bad rap. Can't see ordering decaf though. Oh, well.
I have 1 or 2 really good, tasty beers or 1 glass of hearty red wine and take heart that I will always be the designated driver. I can enjoy a guinness for a long while:D
Type 1 since 1988
Pumping since 2002
CGMS since 2010
Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:21 PM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 01:52 PM
Posted 29 January 2008 - 02:50 PM
Type1 since october 2004.
MDI: Novorapid and Levemir with Novopen4
Main BG meter: Accu-Chek Compact Plus
Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:05 PM
Iam type 1 and always drinking hardly alcohol, vodka, wiskey,apsint,ou know just over 40% metil....
Unfortunately your sugar level never be the perfect.
You can not imitate that function of the organism what is
controlling your blood sugar normally.
So just drink, but watch out with hard drinks those can
take down your sugar, especially the vodka. Drink with orange
Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:27 PM
or usually decaf herbal teas (boring to most, but I love pretending my herbal teas are exotic specialty drinks!). Any place has hot water & I pack tea bags of my own.
Type 1 since 1979
Diagnosed at age 18