Re: Can u Drink at ALL while taking insulin? I just noticed sticker that said no alco
Okay, I will tell you what I know. Alcohol has unpredictable effects on blood sugar and after two or three drinks it will inhibit your liver's ability to produce glucose and therefore your blood sugar will drop. It can happen fast and you may or may not feel it coming on, especially if you've had a few.
One or two drinks may be okay for you (occassionally) but you may want to try it at home first to see how your body reacts to the alcohol. What you then can do is adjust your insulin amount when you do have a drink. Oh, and never have a drink without eating. Think of it like exercise. You wouldn't exercise without eating so don't drink without eating. And like exercise, you just have to know how it effects your blood sugar, everyone is different.
Remember, I am only talking one or two drinks and at that, it has to be very occassionally. If you have a good endocrinologist then they should be very honest with you about things like this. There's no reason they should tell you that you can never drink. Things come up and diabetics just have to be more careful but there's no reason you shouldn't be able to have a drink once in awhile. Hope this helps.