SO, today's my 21st birthday and I'm super excited. All my friends want to go out drinking but I'm a little nervous because of my diabetes. I'm a little embaressed to ask my Endo but, anyone have any drinking suggestions?
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Happy Birthday! There's nothing to worry about. I went to a bar on my 21st birthday & had a little beer with a low-carb snack. You can drink a little beer or white wine, but not too much. Too much alcohol would harm your levels. Sometimes, it might make you a little sleepy. You can eat a low-carb snack with a drink.
I agree about the levels part.
Sounds like a fun night! Getting drunk is fine, and fun. Obviously getting too drunk (to the point of vomiting) is dangerous, however it can still happen even when you we're only planning on having one or two.
This is when its important to educate your friends on how to deal with different situations. If you get to a point where you lose control, you need to have people around you who can do something about it.
Other than that, have fun!