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Re: [IPk] Alcohol

Quite coincidently I'd just sat down at the PC with my bottle of Cranberry 
Bacardi Breezer so I emailed the address on the bottle and have asked for 
the carbohydrate values of their drinks. We shall see what they come up with 
(if anything).

>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Reply-To: email @ redacted
>To: email @ redacted
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Alcohol
>Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 19:09:35 +0000
>Hi  Mandy,
>Bacardi breezers are a bad thing to start experimenting with, because
>you don't know how much fruit juice is in them.  Order rum and diet
>coke, or vodka and orange, and you know what you are getting.
>It is always best to experiment in the company of a 'designated driver'
>- someone who knows your hypo symptoms, your bg meter, and where you
>keep the glucagon.
>Experimenting means measuring your bgs before, and then every 30 mins
>after the drink.
>What you could do tonight (assuming abstinence isn't an option) is:
>stick to alcolhol-only drinks (spirits, dry wines) and ones where you
>can reasonably guess the CHO (real fruit juice). Try and find a
>'designated driver', and give them a quick coaching in the use of a bg
>meter and where you keep your glucose tabs.  And keep measuring your
>Best wishes,
>(dm 30+, 508 1+, enjoys many kinds of drink, including the cranberry
>breezer, which remind me of home-made ice lollies)
>In message <email @ redacted>, email @ redacted writes
> >Hi all,
> >
> >I'm going out clubbing tonight  to celebrate end of exams and 
> >Was wondering if any one knows what i should do if i drink Bacardi 
> >This is the first proper night out since I started on the pump at the
> >begining of september.  Once I had one bottle of BB and found my bg to be
> >high after, another time I had 2 bottles and bolused 1 unit for each.  
> >more than likely I will drink more than that tonight, but I don't want to
> >send myself hypo later in the night. Help!
> >
> >Mandy
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