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Re: [IP] alcohol

WOW!  Another rum and diet coke drinker!  I find I can drinnk them all night
and my blood sugar
hardly moves at all.  Beer I try to see the label, but they are required to
put carb's on labels, so
trial and error is all I have to go by.  I take 1.7 per 15 g of carbs, and I
take 1.7 or 1.5 for a beer.
Does that sound reasonable?  I just got my pump, so am in a serious learning
curve!  Got any tips?

-----Original Message-----
From: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted <email @ redacted>
Date: Tuesday, July 06, 1999 9:09 AM
Subject: [IP] alcohol

>Okay, so I am a college kid which inevitably means that I've had a drink
>or two in the last several years ;)
>I am fanatical about testing when out drinking and prefer to run slightly
>on the higher side "just in case."  99% of the time I do NOT bolus for beer
>- despite a miller lite having 6 g or a bud light having 12g or lord
>knows how many in a Bass, it almost always drops me.  This is another
>YMMV  situation, test and find your pattern.  Alcohol can have a lowering
>effect on blood sugar.  I personally will NOT drink if I am already low.
>White wines I do not bolus for either.
>Mixed drinks... most shots of flavored liqours like Amaretto, Bailey's,
>Schnapps have around 30 g per shot.  Bartenders always get greatly
>amused when I ask to read the bottle!  Never hurts!  In general I
>bolus for about 75% of the carb content.  This keeps me a little
>Basically if the carb content isn't coming from an obvious sugar, I don't
>bolus but test often... ie. a run & diet coke I wouldn't bolus for either.
>In general when I am drinking, I am also out dancing/being active.  If
>dancing, I cut my basal by as much as 60%.
>Alcohol carb counting is not as straight forward as it seems... but no
>how "intoxicated" I am, you'll always see me whipping out my one touch
>to make sure!
>Hope this helps and uh, have fun experimenting ;)
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