By Harlen Latest Reply 2009-12-26 02:00:28 -0600
Started 2009-12-24 10:55:32 -0600

We all like a sip every now and again I hope you all know that it will make your BS go up.So lets keep it small frends and be safe NO DRINKING AND DRIVING even one is too much to drive on.I need my frends to be here for me and I would be upset if I lost one to something so silly as DUI
On this Christmass I hope all your dreams come true
Hugs to all and Best Wishes frends

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Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-26 02:00:28 -0600 Report

I am not supposed to drink alchol on my anti depressants—-mom was adviced to drink wine to help stimulate her 96 yr old body, and she wanted me to drink some with her ONCE! It was a small amount, but it dumped me BIG TIME into a horrible depression that I almost had to go to the hospital , over—-SO< NOW I PAY ATTENTION to No Alcohol with meds!!

Mom seemed OK, but that was not her answer either, ended up in a rest home for 10 mos before she died at 98 yrs—-The whole situation just got to be TOOO MUCH for both of us—-regardless of others' critisms—-which I still can hardly think about, and it has been 2 1/2 yrs—-

Enough!! Happy New Year ALL!! PR

Turtle 2009-12-24 23:03:36 -0600 Report

Thank you Harlen. Great points. You do not have to worry about me tho, I do not even take a sip. Tastes like fizzy dirty dish water to me!


Harlen 2009-12-25 11:06:15 -0600 Report


Anonymous 2009-12-25 12:16:37 -0600 Report

When I used to complain about the taste of some alcoholic beverages my first hubby would tell me that was a sign I hadn't had enough to drink…Have another drink, he'd say and pretty soon you'll like the taste! Did I mention he was an alcoholic LOL albeit after many years an alcoholic who got sober and stayed that way!!!!

DiabetesDiva 2009-12-24 21:33:51 -0600 Report

I'm always the designated driver. My best friend's brother was killed by a drunk driver. I don't understand people that drive drunk. So many lives taken and so many shattered family & friends.

I confess I do inhale deeply when I'm in a candy store!

sweething 2009-12-24 17:47:17 -0600 Report

If nothing is eaten with the small amount of alcohol you may can consume, and no food in stomach, blood sugar can fall as fast as it rose. And don't skip meals because you ate or drank too much; tomorrow is a new day and it starts with a healthy breakfast.
And check, check, check those blood sugars!

Hinboyz3 2009-12-24 13:13:21 -0600 Report

Great advice Harlen, we all need to take it in stride. Happy Holidays everyone and many more to come!!!!!!

ptsparkle 2009-12-24 11:09:03 -0600 Report

Same to you Harlen. Good advice. Thankfully that's one vice I don't have to deal with. Now if it was that easy to stay sober from chocolate, ice cream, chips…etc…etc.
Best of wishes to you and all the great friends here on dc. I sent all of you a gift card for $100.00, hope you all got it! Merry Christmas to all!!

Harlen 2009-12-24 11:14:24 -0600 Report

Mine melted when it was in the house
Just a wet envelope lol
But thank you
marry Christmass

salmanda 2009-12-24 11:18:20 -0600 Report

You are a riot Jim! I didn't get mine yet…should I report it missing?
Yes, it is the sweets that are the hardest for me to resist. I was never big on sweets of any kind until I became diabetic and couldn't have them, Pasta and bread were my thing and still love those too! And what is on the menu for tomorrow? Spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, garlic bread, and salad. My sister is cooking so I can't say too much, but I will be careful what I eat out of all that. I have a plan so the impact should be very minor. Yay!
Merry, merry to you, too.
Sal :)

Pat Roth
Pat Roth 2009-12-24 12:53:32 -0600 Report

Oh, I like a plan, Sal!! Makes me feel in control!! At our house, it is that some like this or that, NOT tomatoes, so I either buy cherry ones to brighten the greens, or diced ones in a side dish, that goes with other things, too, nuts, onions—-so I am used to folks being "pickey" that has NOTHING to do with diabetis.

So my PLAN is to just do the same with the sweets that are expected this time of year, adjust, substitute, in fact I even ENJOYED shopping in the grocery store, READING LABELSm YES—-ME_—haha—then THINKING of how I can adjust—-I make a plan to eat one or two bites so I don't feel deprived——now I can STOP! I have even developed a bit of self control—-NEVER thought that would happen with my fractured and frazzled mind—-but it has, so MIRACLES still happen, any time of the year!!

Merry Christmas!! I don't need the booze, I am slap-happy enough! haha—Ding—a—Ling—-even hearing Bells, Jim—-haha—Pat R

salmanda 2009-12-24 11:07:03 -0600 Report

I second that! I have my bottle ready to go…diet coke. :)
I'd rather have an itty bitty piece of something sweet than an alcoholic drink. It's all in the choices. :)
Have you been able to dig out yet from the storm yesterday? We missed it here in southern Maine, but I know you got hammered.
Merry Christmas to you and many blessings for the new year.
Sal :)

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