Wine? I love her, does she love me now that I am Diabetic?

Ky Lake Dave
By Ky Lake Dave Latest Reply 2013-09-22 17:47:13 -0500
Started 2013-09-22 09:15:47 -0500

So do I have to have the "It's not you, it's me." conversation with my lady Pinot Noir? Can we just meet for dinner now and then or is it over? My wife and I love wine tasting We follow the Southern IL Wine Trail or spend weekends at the Bed and Breakfasts in that region. Please tell me this activity is not over.

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Nick1962 2013-09-22 17:47:13 -0500 Report

Irish’s excellent advice notwithstanding, I think you’ll be OK.
I didn’t become a winer (and wine club member) until after I was diagnosed and found I had to replace my first love – beer – with something else.
I’ve given up my busty German mistress for a Portuguese one named Tawny (and occasionally her sister Ruby).
The only ones I need to watch out for is fortified wines and “free run” or first press/dessert wine varietals that tend to add back some of the juices after fermentation has taken place. Other than that, me and my Kung Fu Girl Riesling are becoming weekend lovers.

Irish1951 2013-09-22 10:35:03 -0500 Report

Like most things with us, it's a matter of the individual. Some can,some can't. The best way to find out is to test and log. Test before you have a glass, test after (1 hr, 2 hr) and see if or how much it raises you blood glucose. Some things I've learned; red affects less than white, some people will see a rise as much as 24 hrs later, and some people will actually see a drop in BG. For me, I get a slight drop. In fact it is a way for me to still enjoy pasta out. It seems to counter-balance the carbs to some degree.

Ky Lake Dave
Ky Lake Dave 2013-09-22 10:48:29 -0500 Report

Thank you Irish. Great plan. I did not know if this was a "are you out of your mind" type thing or do your own experiment deal. Thank for your advice. I will try and see.

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