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What is the best alcohol for a diabetic?

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Omnipod, Dec 31, 2014.

  1. Omnipod

    Omnipod Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    NYE, Im in a party mood. What alcohol / drink will have the lowest effect on my Blood Sugar?
    Beer...
    G+T?
     
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    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    Gin without the tonic. The mixers often have sugar in. A certain doctor called beer liquid toast.
     
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    Emmotha Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Brandy and fizzy water
     
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    RHNtype1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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  5. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Liquid bread.
    But I seem to get on well with beer now :)
    Higher alcohol, so the sugar is fermented out, but not into the double fermented dark Belgian beers that are sweetened again.

    But, spirits, seem better for most.
    Although I have had a few scotch's, and brandies this Christmas, and they did taste sweet.
    So maybe vodka?
     
  6. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I'm sticking with none.
    I know, that sucks, but my friends love me as they don't need a taxi with me to drive.
     
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    Paul59 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Any other than larger, bitter or liqueurs. Dry is better than sweet in wine & cider.
     
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    saz1902 · Well-Known Member

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    Vodka and diet coke don't seem to touch my bs. Happy new year!
     
  9. kimkennedy89

    kimkennedy89 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I never seem to go wrong with vodka and a diet coke or diet irn bru, although I always snack when drinking.alcohol to stop any hypos through the night or the next morning x
     
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    mrman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    spirits have least effect immediately, but, All will lower bloods through the night depending on quantity drank while the liver is dealing with clearing the alcohol instead of producing sugar making basal sort of redundant through the early hours. Advisable to have a snack afterwards, how much depends on your bodies reaction. Can have an effect next day also. Test regular see what works for you and stay safe.
     
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