Since being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes a month ago, my social life has been a bit limited (I haven’t really felt that social). Now my husband’s birthday is coming up and I plan on going out with a few friends to celebrate this weekend. I’ve had to make a lot of adjustments in my life since diabetes began, but I kind of want to kick back and relax and have a few drinks with my friends. I’m really nervous about alcohol and diabetes though – even though my endo said that it should not be a problem (she was a bit cagey though as I think she didn’t want to openly condone my consuming alcohol).
How do you all manage your blood sugars when you drink? I’d like to have a good time, but I also want to be safe (and I have no intention of drinking to the point where people might confuse hypoglycemia with drunken behavior, i.e. i don’t plan on getting drunk).