Here’s some more practical advice for staying out of the hospital if you decide to do some partying in college. A lot of people keep this subject “Hush, Hush” because sticking your head in the sand is easier than actually addressing issues…
Show this to ur kids, it could save his/her life:
-Stay away from the Jungle Juice (fruit juice based concoctions) at frat parties. Yes,it’s free and you’ll want some but trust me there’s NO WAY to measure the ingredients
-Test your BG A LOT when you’re drinking. You should be testing about every 1-2 hours when you’re out
Make sure your BG is high before you go to bed.It could drop A LOT depending on how much you drink. Waking up at 220 mg/dL is better than waking up in the hospital at 30 mg/dL (or not waking up at all)
Set your alarm for 9 am to test your BG, NO MATTER WHAT TIME YOU GO TO SLEEP.
-Your blood sugar will continue to drop the next day once you get out of bed and start moving around. YOU MUST EAT SOMETHING EVEN IF YOU ARE BEYOND HUNGOVER. I once woke up to a blood sugar of 180 mg/dL at 10 am. I didn’t eat anything. I tested again at noon and was 43 mg/dL. Don’t make that mistake.
-Keep soda next to your bed, always!
If you have more from personal experiences, PLEASE add comments.