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Baileys=number high

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Jessd, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Jessd

    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    This afternoon I had off & no transport so I thought if have a drink,had about 4 Baileys,numbers were 5.9 about 6pm did a bm & was 29!! Was surprised, I have changed my set & hoping they come down.
    Is this usual when you have alcohol?


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    drahawkins_1973 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    How bizarre. I just posted if I could have anything now it would be a baileys. But I haven't had one since being diagnosed as it is packed full of carbs.
    It used to be my Christmas tipple and this will be my first year without it as I think it prob would raise sugars a lot, so probably the explanation :-(


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    Lenny3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Jessd Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep 4 large ones
    I will give the Baileys a miss in future & stick with G&T
    Thanks


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    Oh I do love Bailey's. An infrequent treat for me is a splash in coffee instead of milk. A drink and dessert in one! It really is high in carbs though:(

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    Paul_c Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    can't see that website at work, our filter has it down as alcohol related and a questionable site...

    however, wikipedia gives the following:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baileys_Irish_Cream

    so that was 24 grams of carbs for four standard pub measures (25ml shots)
     
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    CollieBoy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you must have a Baileys type drink, why not try to formulate your own from whisk(e)y,cream and a low carb sweetner. :thumbup:
     
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    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Baileys is havoc on bloods... Avoid like the plague!! I had a large class and had to count it as 50 carbs....( it was large!!) a glads of red wine.. Nothing...
     
  9. noblehead

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    Shouldn't need a sweetener. My late father-in-law would make an Irish Coffee, it was coffee, whisky and cream and was rather nice even though I'm not a big whisky drinker.
     
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