Drinking and sugar levels

skalvinek
By skalvinek Latest Reply 2010-06-25 10:56:47 -0500
Started 2010-06-20 18:15:36 -0500

Last night i whent out and had a few. (I know i shouldnt drink) My sugars skyrocketed to over 600. (My meater goes to 600) I gave myself 100 units and by morning I droped to 60 shaking and Piss on myself. Without my pump I am lost on amounts I should be taking.
No insurance so cant afford the Doc. Even the clinic wants $100 before I can see there doctor due to I am over their limit by about $10. so I cant get help on anything. I got a good 3 more months left of insulin but no pump suplies.
This stinks. I need care now OBAMA no in 2012.


8 replies

LauraS
LauraS 2010-06-25 10:56:47 -0500 Report

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AngeLsLuv
AngeLsLuv 2010-06-23 01:29:56 -0500 Report

First off.. Alchohol will drop your blood sugar after afew hours.. There is no way that just because a person is a diabetic that they should be perfect and not party at least occasionally.. Also, ask for drinks using diet soda, and bring your meter with you and test every 2 hours or so..

Crashnot
Crashnot 2010-06-22 11:02:13 -0500 Report

I've found the same thing as Gabby. In my carefree college days, drinking coulda killed me! Beer & wine always tank me, unless it's a cheap wine with a high sugar content. Mixed drinks always do me in though, especially the fruity stuff like margaritas. Mixed drinks vary for me. If you want to indulge, google "alcohol carbs" and take a look at what the different things pack. At least you'll be able to take an appropriate dose for them. No point not waking up at 3 AM when you're both buzzed and too low!!!

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-06-22 08:23:03 -0500 Report

Often drinks like wine or beer will lower your levels. Mixed drinks can raise them because of the mixes and the sugar levels in them.

It can be a crazy ride, and drinking as a diabetic can also cause serious lows, so you need to be careful and if you want to experiment to see how you react to different drinks, do it in a safe environment where you have people around you who can take care of you if something happens. It would really be bad to experience a low while driving home after having a drink, because the cops are not going to treat the low, they are going to think you're drunk. So you can see why it is a particularly rough situation.

JulieC
JulieC 2010-06-22 07:23:28 -0500 Report

I went out after work with with some co-workers…I checked my BS before I went in..84…after one long island Iced tea…my BS went to over 200. I guess some of us just can not drink..just another thing we as dibetics cant do. Im not a big drinker so that helps, I can live without.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2010-06-21 07:51:41 -0500 Report

Talk to your clinic and see if they will allow payments. You need to find someone to help you on dosing and how will you get prescriptions for future needs if you don't have one. I go to a clinic and they will offer payments if I cannot afford my visit. So it won't hurt to explain and ask.

Emma2412
Emma2412 2010-06-21 02:28:34 -0500 Report

Hi, Skalvinek
I'm Type 2 and when I occasionally drink, my readings always go down (which is a happy occurrence). It's terrible to be without insurance. I've been there; done that.
Good luck and I hope everything works out for you!

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