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Diabetes And Beer


Diabetes And Beer

Does your diabetes rule you? are you still able to fit in the odd amber ale? have you given up drinking becuase of diabetes? have you got any intersting stories of hypos and hypers due to drinking? Beer has been the hardst bad habit i have to kick!

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Comment by Trudy on October 8, 2014 at 5:57pm

Prairie Path, Golden Ale, gluten-free, is from Two Brothers in Warrenville, IL. It does actually taste like beer, for which I am very grateful! As I recall it has 14 carbs; I bolus for 10.

Comment by Elyssia on October 8, 2014 at 4:39pm
Dang Randy if only I were closer to Oregon!
Comment by Randy on August 31, 2014 at 3:34pm

The best gluen free beers I have found are from Harvest brewing iin Oregon. Thier IPA #2 is a gd IPA at 90 IBA. All of thier beers I have tried are quite good and have minimal impact on my BG. I have found other tasty beverages that are gluten free and call themselves "beer" but I beg to differ. Harvest seems to have found the secret to making gluten free beer that tastes like.. well, beer.

Comment by Randy on August 31, 2014 at 3:21pm

Comment by Elyssia on August 30, 2014 at 4:30pm
Has anyone experimented with gluten free beer and the effects on blood sugar? I've cut a lot of gluten and wheat out of my diet which has improved my A1C tremendously! Keep in mind that carbs are carbs as with anything we consume but gluten free choices seem to raise my sugar at a slower pace. :) Let me know your thoughts!
Comment by r2r2v on November 19, 2012 at 7:28pm

If your blood sugar never goes below 94 and above 200 is it ok to have beers? i'm new at this but i love beer

Comment by Blake Lamkin on June 9, 2012 at 5:03am

late night post! Its been a long Friday night. Had a few friends over, had a few too many beers,and due to the late night cravings and drunk munchies I cooked up a bunch of homemade quesadillas and made a big grilled spicy stir-fry. When I was about to retire for the night I checked my BG and it was in the 40's! Consequently I had the burden of having to eat sour gummy worms and some Sourpatch kids before bed ;) ahh sometimes I thoroughly enjoy the moments of me frantically shoving candy into my mouth due to hypoglycemia. It taste delicious and I know that within a few minutes 'll be feeling a little better.

Comment by Nikki Larimore on May 2, 2012 at 2:14pm

Still pretty new at this T1 thing. I enjoy beer, but haven't had more than one in the past month. I feel (right now) that it's too dangerous right now until I learn what my body is comfortable with. I suppose I won't be enjoying a beer on the patio this summer. I really do miss it!

Comment by Randy on March 2, 2012 at 8:15am

Hi Jason. Love the cafe idea BTW. Yeah, heavier beers are more problematic for me too. I can do fine with a pilsner or lager. Some IPAs work fine as well, but I have to be more careful for stouts, porters and darker ales. I really have not experimented enough to give you much insight for dealing with this yet. I know that one beer after work seems to not be a big issue, but if I have two I need to bolus for sure. Kinda sucks since beer is a food group. But for now I can enjoy what I can.

Comment by Randy on March 2, 2012 at 8:01am

Hi Chance. Welcome to TuD. The most common reason for the over night BG rise is your liver dumping glucose. There are other causes though. Post this in the forums with some more detail (basal, bolus and meal times) and you will get a larger response than on a group post. Lots of folks here with great knowledge and experience. They can give great advice and ideas on how to deal with virtually any issue. It's been a huge help to me over the last year.Enjoy, learn and keep "hoppy".


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