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Beer/alcohol

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Mattcross83, Dec 13, 2015.

  1. Mattcross83

    Mattcross83 Type 1 · Member

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    Ah cool cheers defiantly looks like coors is the best then even though still not really good
     
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    Tim1958 Type 1 · Member

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    Sorry Matt but I have to stay to non- alcoholic drinks (several lagers on sale), some are pretty good and it looks like you are drinking properly!
     
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    xxAJxx Type 1 · Active Member

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    The night time hypo is because you drank alcohol, all alcohol will spike the blood sugars and then drop them fast, if you are gonna drink alcohol always have a sandwich or something more than digestives before bed to keep your blood sugars from falling during the night
     
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    xxAJxx Type 1 · Active Member

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    Ohhh and ne
    ohhh and never use alcohol topped with full sugar juice to correct a hypo as that will not work, please always use food to do that xx
     
  5. LauraC27

    LauraC27 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I always find that after drinking alcohol my sugar's remain low the next day.
    I drink gin & slimline tonic usually as that doesn't make my sugar's too high.
     
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    wetbell · Newbie

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    Holsten pils remember the old advert All the sugar turns to alcohol also vodka not in the same glass tho
     
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    Maxy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never been able to master keeping tight control whilst and have tried so many different combinations, it feels like you almost have to 'cheat' or 'hack' the diabetes. I find if I'm planning on drink a significant amount I start with a decent meal and try to make sure I'm at a good starting point- then have either gin & tonic, or vodka & diet coke- trying to make sure it's from a bottle if possible or absolutely drill into them that it must be diet. After the first 2/3 drinks there is an inevitable drop and I'll drink sugary mixers instead- wherever it goes from there I just surf on sugary/non sugary mixers to keep on an even keel, surprisingly successful.

    Have never found bolusing for any drink is useful, always comes back to bite you later on.

    Always make sure to eat well before bed and if you're on a pump/do evening basal injection, temporarily lower your basal for the duration of your sleep.

    Love beer but had to stop drinking it altogether as it always results in a spike- interesting above that someone mentioned coors light is relatively low in carbohydrate! :)
     
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    Yes, I remember reading you should have cards after a drink. Brilliant I thought, I have to have chips after a drink now, it's medicinal
     
  9. Mattcross83

    Mattcross83 Type 1 · Member

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    Kebab on the way home is medicinal
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Chow mein or biryani on way home is medicinal?:confused:
     
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    DeanLJ Type 2 · Active Member

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    I usually drink coors lite although not very often as i get zappy feet at the moment when drinking.

    I'll look out for Miller Lite though if it's even over in carbs, thanks for the above post
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    That was what I drank when first diagnosed, it was strong stuff :)
     
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    debsugs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Ahhh that could be what's been happening! Vodka and Diet Coke it is!
     
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    debsugs Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This is great, 3 nights drinking and 3 early morning hypos have left me very tired! The list Dean posted is great as I like a lager too. Am sure it's just trial and error but being able to get so much different info is great
     
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    I have to inject for beer unless it's Pure Blonde (low carb) or Big Head (which has no carbs) not sure about their availability outside of Australia. Since being diagnosed I drink more wine and spirits straight or with soda, soda lime. Some wines raise my bgl mildly. So far I have had no experiences with alcohol lowering my bgl but keep a much closer eye on it.
     
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    hedsup20 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Interesting to read the carbs on Guiness 18.18, I have just switched to drinking this and after a night out last week (7 pints, it's xmas)my bloods were only 11ml before bed, did a small correction and they were 6 in the morning.
     
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    gmw47 Type 2 · Member

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    May I ask tim2000s please, in your posted image, how many lagers does the graph relate to?
    I drink lager but am not aware of spikes. Perhaps I should be paying closer attention. Had 4 Corona Extras yesterday from about 4pm to 8pm. Reading at 11pm was 6.6 and at 7am this morning 6.3
    Diagnosed t2 in August this year, currently on diet, exercise and 1 x 500 Metformin per day (taken with evening meal about 6.30pm).
    Any help gratefully received. Thank you.
     
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    Stefano Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Adam29 that's so useful
     
  19. Stefano

    Stefano Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I usually drink Stella and I inject 1 unit to avoid the spike which otherwise I would have, after 20 minutes. I tried the Pure Blonde in Australia (low carb beer) and i actually didn't get any spike.
     
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    Jon Lee Type 2 · Member

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    I had a hypo when swimming the day after a few drinks at night. The nurse told me that when your liver is busy processing the alcohol it cannot release glucose into the bloodstream and this can cause a hypo twelve hours later.
     
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