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Was my drink spiked?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by iAnna, Apr 25, 2022.

  1. iAnna

    iAnna Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi I recently was out with a group of friends a few of which including myself were quite sick after, we all vomited. I myself only had 4 drinks which I can usually handle on a night out However the next day one of my friends expressed a concern to me that I hadn’t really considered, she said she thought our drinks had been spiked as they were left unattended with a bartender for a few minutes with our backs turned. I hadn’t really considered that my drink may have been spiked as my bloods had been running on the higher side all day as I didn’t have my BG meter with me only a spare sensor which I was waiting to calibrate as the one I had on had failed so I didn’t take much insulin out of fear of my BG rapidly dropping over night as my doctor advised me to not inject while drinking. I had eaten before hand and was fine until my friend got sick so we brought her back home and suddenly I was in and out of consciousness. What I’m trying to figure out is whether I was vomiting from ketones or from potentially being spiked. I did check my ketones the next day and they were 1.8 but didn’t go to hospital as I felt I could cope appropriately at home instead of waiting in a&e. I’m just concerned as I couldn’t find anything online and type 1 and drink spiking with drugs
  2. RoughcutAU

    RoughcutAU · Well-Known Member

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    Being that you weren’t the only one to get sick it is definitely a possibility but alcohols effects aren’t consistent. When I’m having a few drinks I follow the advice to keep myself as “safe” as possible but still it is a risk. There are alot of factors to consider and then Diabetes has a knack of throwing a curveball at you anyway.

    You sound like you have your head screwed on right so I would take it as a life lesson.
  3. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Baring in mind your party suffered the same symptoms & the only commonality is the drinks?
    Here is an NHS link on the possible topic. https://111.wales.nhs.uk/Drinkspiking/

    This should be brought up with the venue management too..
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