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Ah, today has been a very lazy day. Last night we went to a Halloween party at a friends house. It was a lot of fun. For the first time in 6 – 8 months, I had mixed drinks! I didn’t know what they would do to my blood glucose levels, but I decided to let loose anyway, and just test my sugars often and keep it in check the best I could.

Throughout the evening it stayed pretty low, in the high 60’s…..before bed at 3am, I tested and it was in the 40’s. So I ate some bread and a nut/granola bar, and suspended my pump. I was planning on just waiting a half hour and making sure my sugar went up, and then unsuspending my pump before going to bed. BUT, I must have fallen asleep on the couch, because when I woke up at 6:30am I could feel that my sugar was high because my skin hurt and my feet ached. I remembered that I had suspended my pump and not unsuspended it, explaining the high. I tested and it was 260.  So I took 3 units and unsuspended it, before heading back to bed.

I woke up at 11 and my glucose was down to 38…..which is a pretty normal reading the morning after I drink. Darn it! So I had some milk and my sugar has been good the rest of the day.

What did I learn from this? It seems that mixed drinks/hard a, causes lows just like my usual wine spritzers. I did take a few units during the night if I was having a snack, or having an ultra sugary drink….maybe I should have gone without that?

I’m still learning. 🙂


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