Diabetes and Alcohol: Help Me Please

First off HELLO TuD friends. I haven't been on here since August 2009!! I feel terrible. How is everyone doing?

Okay so I am approaching the age of legal drinking. I can be honest I have drank before but I never did it responsibly. I would ignore what my sugar levels were doing and just did what I wanted. Well for the past year now I have been keeping my levels great and I haven't allowed myself to slip up at all. And since I will be 21 in January I would like to have a legal drink in a bar with my family since we have a tradition that on the 21st birthday of anyone in the family everyone goes to dinner and the birthday person has one of their parents buy their first drink and then everyone (of legal age) does a shot with the birthday person.(not like each person does an individual shot with the person. everyone orders a shot at the same time and take one)

My mom and I have been talking about it for a while now about how we will handle my 21st. I don't want to do the whole get p*** drunk thing but I do want to have a drink and a shot with my family.

Does anyone know how to properly have an alcoholic drink and still keep a good eye on their sugar levels?

Please help if you can.

Thank You

Love always

Amber

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Comment by Gerri on November 15, 2010 at 1:56am
Make sure you've eaten before so you won't crash. Protein & some fat help. Empty tummy, diabetes & booze don't mix. Yea it's your b'day & a pain while celebrating, but test frequently. Lows can hit fast & sometimes hard to feel the difference between having a nice buzz & a low coming on. Of course, don't drink sugary things. No girlie drinks:) A drink & a shot shouldn't be any problem, especially since you're eating dinner. Most important--HAVE FUN!
Comment by Joe_h on November 15, 2010 at 8:39am
+1 on what gerrie said one drink and shot you should be ok. doing 21 drinks will be bad
Comment by Jason Sandeman on November 15, 2010 at 9:09am
I find that the buzz is like a low coming on. You should be all right if you do it in moderation. Having that full belly is key, and DONT mix your drinks. If you are gonna do shots, keep it to shots. You definitely don't want to be mixing beer, wine, and shots, because then you will for sure get sick.
Comment by Amber on November 17, 2010 at 7:42am
LOL I HAVE drank before BUT like I said I never watched my sugars. I was a very uncontrolled diabetic through my teen years. And I know how bad 21 shots are for me. I watched one of my boyfriends friends do them on his bday and after that he was cut off.
And I like the girlie drinks :-( I will have one then I will switch to my vodka orange juice.
Thank you everyone for the advice. I will keep everything in mind

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