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T1D & Cocktails

Discussion in 'Young People/Adults' started by hannahmaria94, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. hannahmaria94

    hannahmaria94 · Newbie

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    Hey everyone, happy Friday!

    I need some tips on how to keep control of my blood sugar levels when drinking cocktails.

    I currently put on a temp basal to stop my bloods crashing during the night and bolus for the juice in the cocktails, however, my bloods still seem to always rise pretty high (sometimes up to 18mmol)

    How do you all control your sugars when out drinking?


    Thanks!
    Hannah
     
  2. porl69

    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I find cocktails raise my BGs hugely. I now stick to either rum and diet coke OR gin and diet tonic when I go out
     
  3. Rokaab

    Rokaab Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Same here, I don't go near the sugar laden cocktails (for a start I don't want to have to inject a whole load of times through a night out and deal with the hypos later), I just go for drinks with diet mixers - far easier for me
     
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  4. CelalDari

    CelalDari · Guest

    It really is difficult to say as everyone’s body reacts differently to alcohol.

    Based off of BERTIE course guidelines, alcohol on an empty stomach can lower BG and alcohol on a full stomach can increase BG.

    How much are you reducing your temporary basal by? You might be giving yourself too little insulin hence the highs of 18 mmol/L. If you’re worried about hypos you could always have a slice of whole meal toast before bed
     
  5. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Top tip, CelalDari, from one who has been a round for a while.

    Where a thread was last active (before your entry) 23 weeks ago, it is worthwhile look at the person you intend to respond to's profile. In this instance it shows hannahmaria23 was last seen almost 6 months ago.

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    On that basis, she's less likely to see what you have written.
     
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