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Mans drink?

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Fryo, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. Fryo

    Fryo · Newbie

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    I'm newly diagnosed type 2, I'm at a loss as to what to drink in summer, or on holiday, what are you men drinking instead of beer,larger or cider?
     
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  2. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I'm a woman but what about whiskey? Or some wines- dry reds for example. Do either of these work for you. Tequila shots? not that I have those but just saying.
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Bacardi and zero pepsi (I despise Coke)
     
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  4. Geordie_P

    Geordie_P Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Alcohol is one of the areas where diabetics still have a lot of options. Beer is tricky, but spirits and dry wines are generally fine.
     
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  5. Fryo

    Fryo · Newbie

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    I'm thinking of a large drink in front of you, like the size of a beer,
     
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  6. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well last I checked drinks aren't specific to a sex so there's that. I assume you are looking for drinks that can be less impactful on blood sugars, so there are a few suggestions here:

    https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/alcohol

    Note, alcohol can reduce your blood sugar levels anyway so be wary of that too. I'm not a big drinker anymore but Biggest issue I find if I drink is getting hungry and eating the wrong things

    I hope you find some options
     
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  7. KennyA

    KennyA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Beer is an occasional treat. If you're in the UK you might want to try Marston's Resolution - for a low-carb beer it is closest to the real thing and about 3g carbs per 275ml bottle. It is by no means the best beer you will have ever tasted, but at least it does taste like beer and not water. I order mine from Wychwood, never seen it in an offy or a supermarket. You can also have a look at this: https://getdrunknotfat.com/
     
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  8. CristyN29

    CristyN29 Type 1 · Member

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    See if you can handle beer, myself as a T1 that is in his youth and sometimes binge drinks at parties, I drink pretty much anything as long as I cover the carbs , but the safest treats are usually wines(rose works the best in my case) or liquors with diet coke. Keep in mind alcohol can lower your BG(not my case fortunately, its just the calculus) but if you're not on insulin or sylfonureas you should be safe about hypos.
    My favorites are rum with diet pepsi cola with flavours( I love em, specially mango pepsi) or rose+sprite
     
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  9. mansingh01

    mansingh01 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Best to avoid alcohol
     
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  10. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In an ideal world perhaps, but there are some options that can be had by diabetics in moderation (although that applies to everyone!)

    I rarely drink now, out of personal choice, but I know that it is enjoyed by many and offering suggestions for the least impact to help understand the risks and what to watch out for. We give up so much as diabetics and I think having something to treat ourselves keeps some of us going (I blow the carbs now and again) as if I look at myself as middle age, giving it up for the rest of my life, well... it can easily make you empathise with teenage rebellion (not that it’s age specific but it’s a cliche)

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/diabetes-and-alcohol.html
     
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  11. LittleGreyCat

    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For a long drink I have my version of a spritzer.
    Small portion of white wine in a pint glass then fill up with chilled sparkling water.
     
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    KK123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You've got that the wrong way round.....
     
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    ice cold water
     
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    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You must be popular with pub landlords.
     
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    LittleGreyCat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I took your advice and had a pint of chilled white wine with a splash of sparkling water.
    It was absolutely wonderful, and very refreshing.

    Unfortunately they've now taken my licence away for 18 months but at least the Community Service will keep me active.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Ice water. Add a slice of lemon or lime if you like those.
    Unsweetened ice tea. As above, lemon or lime, sprig of mint ...
     
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  17. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Gin & diet tonic. Vodka & Diet Pepsi or coke.

    Now I have been wreckles in my yoof & as a T1 I could have a stab at "bolusing for it?"
    When it comes to beer or dare I say it cocktails...

    I prefer not to needlessly have insulin on board for alcoholic beverages.

    I've never been scoffed at for my voddy & cokes. It used to be a band fave having a few scoops after a gig at our hotel...
     
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