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Bailey's Irish cream ..how to do it

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by annliggins, Jan 1, 2022.

  1. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Happy 2022 everyone !!
    On a light note .....i haven't had a Bailey's for years I'm sure it's got sugar aplenty ...how do I manage one ? How do you manage one ? Neck it and hope the sugar rush doesn't last or a little insulin ? I've got one with my name on it after dinner today
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    Mungobean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’m new to all this, so no expert, but I think I’d treat it in the same way as any other meal and work out the carne and take some insulin beforehand. (Although the more correct answer is maybe not to have the drink, but surely a little of what fancy…….)
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I’d expect it would need a bit of insulin but expect it to be slow acting due to the cream so maybe you could neck it bolus-less and learn the effects for next time.
    Definitely sounds like something you’ll need a few trials ;)
     
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    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  5. annliggins

    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Wing it ! Love it
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    thewestiesmum Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    @annliggins how did you go on with your Baileys?

    I'm a Baileys lover and over Christmas I've had the odd one or two but in a shot glass. I didn't take insulin for it because I thought you should never have insulin for alcohol.
     
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    EllieM Type 1 · Moderator
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    I thought that depended on how carby the alcohol was? Pims and lemonade or plain old beer can add up on the carbs... But I agree I don't count my normal drinks of dry white or red wine...
     
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    thewestiesmum Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've no idea about that. Hopefully someone else will reply soon who might know.
     
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    becca59 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    And a Happy New Year to you too @annliggins Hope all went well! Just had my first Baileys in 8 years. It was absolutely delicious. I didn’t think about it or agonise over it, just downed it and enjoyed it, like most of the population do. Along with roast potatoes, parsnips, and also for the first time in 8 years years a piece of cheesecake. Which was also delicious. I’ve done my best with bolus. If it doesn’t work my little Libre friend will buzz overnight telling me to either down Jelly babies or inject insulin. Just occasionally throwing caution to the wind is a bit of a relief, though if this machine keeps buzzing all night, I may regret it.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    As others have said, try it and see..which by now hopefully you have! I enjoy it sometimes too but take no bolus for it and it has no effect whatsoever on my glucose levels. If it did then I would take a unit of insulin for it without any qualms whatsoever.
     
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    Mungobean Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Whilst on the subject of Baileys - Chocolate Baileys………..utterly heavenly, if you haven’t tried it
     
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    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a nice glass full no insulin just watched over it ....pizza effect for me afraid ..13 overnight ahh well ....boy was it worth it
     
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    annliggins Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It was SOON worth the high 13
     
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