Going to have a girls night out

By hewett557 Latest Reply 2015-02-05 07:30:33 -0600
Started 2015-02-01 20:09:24 -0600

This coming weekend I'm going out with some girls . I know they are going to want me to have drinks with them. So here it goes. Is it okay with someone that has Type 1 diabetes to drink and what would be the best to stick with an AVOID?

7 replies

suecsdy 2015-02-05 07:30:33 -0600 Report

Volunteer to be the designated driver if you don't want to drink. You can still have a good time without alcohol.

hewett557 2015-02-03 18:58:46 -0600 Report

Thanks for the advice. You guys are right if i don't want to drink then i don't have to. An if i want to have a glass of wine then that's fine. I will not let them pressure me into have more then what i want or if i want any at all. It feels so nice to have people willing to help you with their advice.

Type1Lou 2015-02-02 08:17:43 -0600 Report

Be careful of any alcoholic drinks. Alcohol can actually make your BG drop dangerously low if you overindulge. I limit myself to one glass of dry wine and that seems to be OK (although it makes my husband nervous since he used to be the one dealing with my scary low BG's). Needless to say, any of the sweeter drinks should be shunned due to their carb content. Club soda with a wedge of lemon or lime makes it look like you're drinking but has no adverse effects. You can go out socially and enjoy yourself without the alcohol. Here's a link to a DC discussion about alcohol and diabetes: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

lilleyheidi 2015-02-02 01:10:31 -0600 Report

Like the others have said, don't feel you 'have' to have a drink because others want you to drink. however, one drink is going to usually be okay if you have eaten and your blood sugars are okay. Do not have any of the sugary type drinks, try to stick to a liquor and diet soda type of drink. Usually the "girly" style drinks are the ones that are loaded with sugar. Even things that sound like they might be ok, like a whiskey sour, the sour mix is almost all sugar. So if you must have something, and you want more than just a glass of wine, wine would be my first choice after soda or water, i suggest liquor and diet soda. The effects of alcohol often mimic those of a low, even less than one drink, so test often, and nurse one drink the entire evening, or switch to water or diet soda. Celebrate being out with the girls and not the drinks. Best of luck. Heidi

sweetslover 2015-02-01 22:05:22 -0600 Report

If it is your choice to have a drink, OK, but if not, do not let someone make you feel you have to have one. I always tell people that I do not need alcohol to have a good time. Then I change the subject.

RebDee 2015-02-01 20:43:04 -0600 Report

Drink water. Don't let them bully you into drinking. Or try a glass of red wine which you should nurse the entire evening while actually drinking water.

I am a Red Hat Society Queen. Each month my red hatters have a "Chat & Chew" (we go out to dinner) at a restaurant suggested by that month's hostess. I have been using Dasani Drops (flavoring that has nothing in it to add to our calories/carbs/sugars, etc.) I use the mixed berry or strawberry=kiwi flavors which make my water red so no one knows what I am drinking. At my suggestion several of my members who are also Diabetics have started the same practice.

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