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Alcohol eeek!!

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Fiona29, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you that’s lovely to hear. Good on him.
     
  2. mountaintom

    mountaintom Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I do miss bathing in it.
     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Nip down to the River Liffey, thats the water that Guinness is "supposed" to be made from and have a swim.
     
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  4. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    In common daily parlance here in dark satanic mill land. :)
     
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  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    Yes I remember my dear old dad saying when I was kid and fallen over skinning a knee "Get up and for god sake stop that mithering"
     
  6. bamba

    bamba Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Does that mean you say no the first two times - but on the third time of asking you'll drink it ? :)
     
  7. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    eg Metformin.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    That was my first concern. I have almost every type of alcohol one could imagine at home but rarely drink. I do always have red wine when eating at relatives who don't understand what low carb means and when having celebratory family meals. Works well for me also love brandy, bourbon and single malts - no mixers. All work well and allow flexibilty in diet without making a fuss in restaurants and other people's homes.
     
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  9. Raj2512

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    I'm a T1 so not sure how it would relate to T2. I limit my drinking to vodka mixed with soda (carbonated water and not coke) and I ensure that I dont drink empty stomach. So something to much upon like almonds is always there.

    Cocktails are a big no as most contain syrups with high sugar content.

    I am a bit confused on beer as at times my BG shoots up and on other occassions it stays normal. My best bet with beer has been to have a mug (330 ml) whilst ordering food and another mug to wash the food down.
     
  10. MoonSpirit

    MoonSpirit Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    For me
    Whisky and Diet Coke before bed
    tames overnight highs and lows
     
  11. Crocodile

    Crocodile Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Only banana benders like it.
     
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  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Nothing like a nice cold Goldy, when you're eating a feed of mud crabs and prawns mate.

    Queensland State of Origin rugby league team are sponsored by XXXX Gold as well, makes you wonder if that's what the secret is of Queensland winning 11th straight series in 12 years over the NSW Cockerroaches. :D
     
  13. Crocodile

    Crocodile Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Tipetoo
    No need to mention Origin. I've endured over a decade of pain. **** cane toads. :inpain:
     
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  14. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Never mind mate, there is always this year to break the drought.
     
  15. Crocodile

    Crocodile Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Never mind this year. This decade. Ahh that's better.
     
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  16. Bud1979

    Bud1979 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Bears, I wouldn’t be so cruel plus they’ve got teeth and claws ! Stick to beer, I find it tastes less of bear
     
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  17. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Most alcohols will lower your blood sugar. Hence why they are not recommended on top of medication which does the same.....
     
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  18. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Or at any time, really ;):)
     
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  19. Zilsniggy

    Zilsniggy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Really it depends if you're on medications or not. A few drinks of an evening aren't too bad, if they're wine, spirits, diet mixers. Cocktails tend to be high in sugar as do alcopops. Beers and ciders are too high carb and tend to play havoc with blood sugar most of the time. Check your BG before and one hour after and then 2 hours after a drink to find out how it affects your sugar, that's really the only way to find out. A rise of less than 2mmol or 20 points would indicate that the drink is ok to have in moderation.
     
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