Absolutely agree, I am not much of a drinker and became even less over the last couple of years. Once a month perhaps, even less sometimes. I have no intention of abusing this condition, it's in my interest to be healthy. It might with the placebo effect but when I do get into range, I feel happier, less angry at the world and less irritable. What i'd love to do is mark the 6 weeks of diagnosis with a couple of weeks of better readings, and getting to grips with it all, with a few drinks with my close friends who have been so good to me. Sometimes I can be quiet, and being around 5-6 Irish guys while they are having a good amount of alcohol and having a lot of fun, can be difficult to get in on when completely sober. Besides, I hated the hangovers, I suspect having Type 1 without knowing didn't help.