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When someone feeds you coke by mistake....

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by tim2000s, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Heavy cold? Check.
    Loss of taste? Check
    Ordered a pint ofdiet coke? Check
    Didn't notice it was full fat due to earlier issues? Check
    Drank it all? Check.

    Feeling a bit crap now with a spike that's got a hell of an upwards velocity? Oh yes.

    Stuck the Novorapid in intramuscular to try and speed up the action.

    Drinking coke when you don't have a hypo. Not recommended.
     
  2. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Moderator
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    My daughters T1 friend has a little device she dips in all her drinks in pubs to make sure they are diet

    Hope you are feeling a bit better soon
     
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  3. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Perhaps unsurprisingly, it feels a lot like you do after a glucagon injection. :hungover:
     
  4. ronialive

    ronialive Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I jut use my blood test machine to check my drinks- a small drip on finger works well instead of blood
     
  5. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Expert

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    Done it, given wrong one in a restaurant. Had a really good hypo. Was like a bag of s... for a couple of days.
     
  6. drahawkins_1973

    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always fret about that happening in pubs and restaurants. That's why I stick to the wine :)
    No joking aside I always get my OH to taste my coke to make sure it's diet as he can't stand it and can easily tell the difference. I'm really paranoid about it and even if I can taste its diet I make him double check every time (sad I know)
    Hope you feel better soon.


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  7. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    Was the coke from a pump dispenser, we've had countless posts over the years where people have been served the wrong drink from these dispensers, best to ask for a diet drink that comes in a bottle or can where you can see that its labelled diet.

    Hope you get your bg levels down soon.
     
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  8. Miss90

    Miss90 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Happened to me on a night out....was given Pepsi instead of diet, I never drink diet Pepsi only diet coke so I couldn't taste the difference!! Ended up with a BS too high for my machine to read, a fever in the night and a trip to a&e with ketones!!! If in doubt ask them to change it....I've seen bar staff press the normal coke button before and be adamant that it's diet!!!
     
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  9. Nicola M

    Nicola M Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been given regular coke no end of times especially in restaurants. But I can tell straight away that it isn't diet, it has a much sweeter taste to me, I always ask another family member to taste test it if I think it isn't right.
     
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    Will agree that when give the regular stuff I can tell even when I am out and had a few light refreshments. But on those occasions when I am drinking alcohol. I will sometime not bother about the odd one
     
  11. Kat100

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    I like to see the can or bottle , hope you feel much better soon ..kat
     
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  12. tim2000s

    tim2000s Type 1 · Moderator
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    Thanks all. Managed to over insulate to treat causing a crashing hypo, then rebounded on the treatment. Went to bed at 10mmol/l and stayed there all night. :hungover:

    Back to normal though now. :)
     
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  13. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello to all, yes the problem of the post mix dispensers is just that, the buttons are close together and the bar staff get used to the same button.
    I use to work as a bar maid and heard one other girl say, that she had given ordinary coke to someone who had asked for diet, and then when she was asked, said yes it was diet.....When I heard this I told her off, and pointed out that the person might have been a diabetic and the ordinary coke could make them ill, so I said that she should have checked the coke, and offered the bottled diet coke, she did not seem very bothered by the whole issue.

    I agree you should see the container, to keep your mind at ease, but some pubs don't allow the bottles to pass over the bar, in glasses only(worked in this type of pub as well).

    I think that if the problem is causing diabetics problems then the bar manager must be told and do retraining, and buy the post mix syrup and make sure that it is always available, failing that trading standards should be informed at it can become a health and safety issue, making diabetics ill, is not wanted, ttfn from Karen
     
  14. PaulinaB

    PaulinaB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! What device would it be/
     
  15. Emmotha

    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm also wondering what the device is? I want one
     
  16. CollieBoy

    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just use Clinistix.
    Cheap(divided in 4 gives 200tests for ~£5), Handy to carry.
     
  17. Scouser58

    Scouser58 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello to all, what has become of honesty. Having to carry testing strips with you to make sure that things are correct. Our health is vital so we must do these things to protect ourselves, such is the times we live in, ttfn from Karen.
     
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  18. capsicum

    capsicum Family member · Member

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    Hey my t1d partner posted a rather interesting video of test drinking a can of Coke.

    Measuring with a Freestyle Libre and using Afrezza.

     
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  19. LaineyK

    LaineyK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, I always use my accu check meter to test 'diet' coke. Will read 'hi' if it's full fat coke, and usually .5 or less if diet, happy days !!! Also great theatre in front of your bemused pals, lol
     
  20. LaineyK

    LaineyK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I only check draught coke/Pepsi... If out of bottle, I tend to trust it. You just pop the end of the strip in the liquid quick, and you get a result.
     
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