Hmm. Can’t comment on the overuse of alcohol, but the curries, that’s a different matter. I’ve now got a list of ‘safe’ curries I know won’t affect me too much – too hot and its upsets my stomach, too creamy and it slows my digestion down, both leading to hypos. I often find the ones with sauce seem to have an awful lot of sugar in, whic it’s impossible to count for. So I go for the drier ones. Suits me. But if you get a research grant, I’ll come and test them all out….after all, you need a control to check its not your drinking thats having the effect.