If she gets sick from one beer, it has nothing to do with her being diabetic. Like I said above, I've been type 1 diabetic for 20 years, my mom has been type 1 diabetic for 35 years, my aunt has been type 1 diabetic for 40 years, and a former friend of mine had been type 1 diabetic for 30 years (at the time he passed away). All of us drink alcoholic beverages and none of us get sick from beer (or wine or rum, etc.).My wife is a type one from our last child. It took 14 years to come back & hit her hard. Something in the beer makes her sick. I think it might be a reaction to something in the insulin? She always says she misses drinking & my beers. I'm a bit bummed because my going to pb/pm biab has made my beers so much better, not to mention increasing my style range. I wish she could have some with me again. Damn. I even taught her to brew & she was a quick learner. I'd like to figure this out so she can at least have one or two beers with me on weekends or something.
A really high blood sugar can make you feel very tired and anywhere from a little to very sick. And even if you get your insulin under control, if it's right after a very high blood sugar, you'll still feel tired and sick. But that is a matter of taking control of your blood sugar.It has to do with her blood sugar going high. Then she'd get it down to what's normal for the average diabetic, & she'd feel tired & a little sick...
It's still within the normal non-diabetic range (roughly 80 to 150), although a bit on the low side.an interesting note is the following Tuesday they had a free health check up at work where they check your cholesterol Glucose etc. So I went about 12:30 pm. My non-fasting Glucose was 81, and my cholesterol readings all dropped also. now my normal diet is to take in 500-700 calories during the day and a bigger dinner. oh I know that's wrong. but it is what it is. I just thought that an 81 glucose that time of day seemed odd
I think it also matters if that Bs is if ur fasting or not. I have the sugars Lol I need to figure out the when I drink I get tired effect need to test more and see where my bs isIt's still within the normal non-diabetic range (roughly 80 to 150), although a bit on the low side.
81 would be a very normal blood sugar level, but you are right that it is a bit unusual if it was taken right after eating a meal. However, keep in mind that many foods will not raise your blood sugar very much (for example: fish, most salads, etc.), so if you had a small lunch or a lunch consisting of something like grilled fish, salad, and water, a blood sugar of 81 would not be unusual. Also, if you mean that you ate breakfast, but hadn't eaten lunch yet and checked your level at 12:30, that would also explain why it was 81 (in other words, over 5 hours had passed since you last ate).
As far as I can tell from just the two blood sugars you've given (130 and 81), it seems like you're worried about nothing.
Spot on response, and precisely what my wife does. Worlddivides is also giving great advice here. Unionrdr- have you gotten any more information on your wife?I've been a type 1 diabetic for 20 years. What I've been told by my treatment team, is that drinking alcoholic beverages should be like eating, do it in moderation. As a diabetic, I can eat whatever I want, but the portion size drives how much my blood sugars will spike and how much insulin I will need to take to cover it. I drink 1-2 beers a day, but I also watch my caloric intake and exercise at least five times a week. My blood sugars average 100-150 and my last HA1C was 6.7. Other than needing to lose 20 lbs, my diabetes is under decent control.
You can also look at redistributing your carbs. When I go to parties/family events where there is a lot of food, I normally don't eat much. Instead, I'd rather have an extra beer or two (especially if its at the in-laws). Drink my carbs rather than eat them.
I've never heard of there being anything in insulin other than insulin. In fact, if there was anything other than insulin in your insulin, then that would be a good reason to never use that insulin ever again.No, I haven't. I wonder if her insulin could have something in it to make you sick if you drink?
Now I'm thinking about some conspiracy where a secret society of prohibitionist doctors poison all of their patients' various medications with a chemical that will make them sick if they drink alcohol, all out of an attempt to make prohibition a reality once again. Haha. :cross:Yeah, I know. But I remember this pill they used to give alcoholics in rehab that'd make them sick if they drank. Hence my thoughts on the subject. Grabbing at straws...
Im doing the same thing. Been on keto for for a month now keeping daily carbs <10g/daily. I carb load every 7 days, so I just made that Saturdays and that is when I consume my beer. I dont go overboard on carbs though. Since I am drinking beer as well, I keep the carb intake "moderate". I dont drink during the week due to work and going to the gym as it is.I'm not diabetic, but I eat like one. For the last several months I've been on a cyclic ketogenic diet (CKD). I used to have beer just about every day, now I will drink one here and there if I didn't have any carbs all day. Once every 7-10 days I do a full on carb loading day to reset hormone levels and replenish muscular glycogen, so I drink all the beer I want on those days. It's been working very well for me, but I do have good willpower and I completely lack a sweet tooth.