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Is it safe to have a drink during this holiday season and if so, what would be suggested.  Thanks you.

 

Rose from California

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 My favortie is wine spritzers......just add that to your carbs.  I don't mean to over indulge, like I used too!    CLINK - Paula 


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Hi Rose,

Here are some ways to include alcohol in your holiday plans:

 

1.  Drink with food.  Alcohol can cause your blood sugar level to drop rapidly.  Eating while drinking will help prevent this from happening.

 

2.  Limit your drinks to 1 per day for a woman and 2 per day for a man.  One drink is 12 ounces of beer, 5 ounces of wine, or 1 1/2 ounces of 80 proof distilled spirits. But you know your tolerance best.  Just don't overindulge.

 

3.  Some alcoholic beverages contain carbs, so include them in your carb total:

12 oz of beer contains about 13 g of carbs

12 oz of light beer has about 5 grams 

Brandy, gin, rum vodka and other hard liquor has no carbohydrates

Liqueur such as Kahlua and creme de menthe can have between 14-18 grams of carbs in a 1 1/2 oz serving (1 shot)

4 oz of white wine has about 1 gram of carbs and 4 oz of red wine has about 3 grams.

 

4. If you have problems handling your alcohol, DO NOT DRINK.

 

5.  Don't drink and drive.

 

I hope this helps.

Janis


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4 oz of white wine has about 1 gram of carbs and 4 oz of red wine has about 3 grams.

 

This is good to know...thanks Janis


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 Janis, one time when Renee was moving from 1 apartment to another, I was helping along with a friend and Mark.  She and Robert were late getting to the new apartment and I said I wonder where they went?  Well, they turned up - with a bottle of wine.  All she had at that time was tall plastic glasses.  She gave me a little in a glass, I took a few sips and said I better get home (it was about 1/2 hr. drive) because I was beginning to feel it.  You see, I  hardly drink at all any more, like I used to.  Now it is a big joke everytime there is wine, etc around everybody says don't give mom any, she'll get drunk on 2 swallows.  And when they do give me some, it's o - o don't take too much mom, you'll get drunk.  No, I don't really get drunk, but because I don't really drink anymore I start feeling it in my head VERY soon.  Anyway, just had to let you know about the big joke in our family - don't get mom drunk!  LUM 

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I would like to add one more thing to what Janis said. I think it's equally as important to check with your pharmacist, If your on meds, there are some that forbid alcahol period.. Which means, if you really want to drink beer, etc., you may have to skip your meds for a day. Some medications have really NASTY side effects, when you mix with alcahol.

Second, like Janis said, some drinks can lower sugar, so take that in to consideration when taking your insulin...  Test, test, test...

Being hypo is not fun..

Yogiraj


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Is it safe to have a drink during this holiday season and if so, what would be suggested.  Thanks you.

 

Rose from California


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Ok, Sharon,

I'll be sure to keep you from even smelling the cork! 

 

Yogiraj, thanks for that added note.  It is an important reminder for everyone!

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I completely agree about skipping medicines when you want to drink beer. My friend was charged with drunk driving and had to engage a DUI attorney Los Angeles as just one shot truly made his senses weak and seemed quite high.
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