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 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".

Comment by Chance Anderson Sr. on March 2, 2012 at 6:39am

just checked bg for the first time today it 277 it was 177 when i went to bed and i have not eat a thing

Comment by Chance Anderson Sr. on March 2, 2012 at 6:26am

hello all its good to be here

Comment by jasonb on March 2, 2012 at 5:10am
Has anyone had BG readings go up from kiltlifter( red Scottish ale)? Found it made me go up quite a bit.
Comment by Mike S. on December 26, 2011 at 11:19am

Love beer.......one or two a week. My doc says it raises triglycerides, so I drink it occasionally and no other alcoholic beverages. I won't drink that light beer stuff. Ugh! My bloodwork is fine, even my A1C is good.

Comment by Tee Juan Dee on October 18, 2011 at 7:28pm
i dont ever bolus when i drink... few beers with a small meal after a good work out and i am good to go! bg 100-120 mg/dc post prandial 0:

i wasnt sure i would ever be able to enjoy a few beers again...i'm a happy guy!

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