Okay, The topic I've been wanting to address but have been afraid to do so. I worked pretty late tonight and caught up with some friends for drinks. Drinks never include beer for me. My body can't handle the carbs, and I'm not about to prick myself before and after at a bar. So I stick with Vodka Tonics but always feel guilty for drinking. How many diabetics drink and just how bad is it for you? I had one and a half of a drink but I can't help but feel like I'm hurting myself. I wanted to drink to relax but I know there are a lot of diabetics out there who avoid drinking period. Is there anyone out there who drinks every now and then? I want to take care of my body but I want to enjoy myself too.