Diabetes & booze

By | 31 March, 2011

Tim & Alison talk about diabetes and the demon drink.

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About Tim

Diagnosed with Type One when he was 28, Tim founded Shoot Up in 2009. For the diabetes geeks, he wears a Medtronic 640G insulin pump filled with Humalog and uses Abbott's Libre flash glucose monitor.

8 thoughts on “Diabetes & booze

  1. Mike

    Good one!! 🙂 I find I have more stability with cheapy “own” branded beers over here compared with the major beer companies which make me go high quite quickly and frankly seems to just stay there…

    But after a couple, who gives a s*** eh!!

  2. Tim Post author

    If anyone’s interested the blue guff we both refuse to drink is some Blue Bols which I found at the back of a cupboard. I think it was left there after our housewarming party three years ago… It smelt rank!

  3. Claire

    Red wine is always a good drink that doesn’t interfere with bs – mmmm! A great excuse for another glass 😀

  4. lizz

    Well, yes. I do find, high, then low in the early morning, and sometimes into the morning as well. Oh, but I love alcohol. Yes, sireeee. Don’t know why love of alcohol should turn you into an American, but apparently, it can happen.

    Port, red wine, cider, Champagne, beer, anything really.

  5. Cecile

    @lizz: Oh, you standardx2 hussy! You growl at insulin preservative, but you welcome acetaldehyde (an alcohol metabolite) with open arms&maw 😉

  6. lizz

    Is that in organic wine, beer etc? Because I don’t just drink any old wine, beer etc you know, or is it from ALL alcohol?

    And actually, I try not to keep my arms open when drinking as I tend to miss my open maw.

    You’ve got me worried now. I am probably an acetaldehyde factory, although it’s not being injected continuously at least, I have 5 days off a week!

  7. Cecile

    Any sip containing ethanol pass through being acetaldehyde, no matter if it’s papsak or posh stuff…(or so says your nutty Prof.Nutt)

    Haven’t you ever needed open arms to drink from your barrel (when it was beer) and vat (when it was wine)? 😀


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