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    Partying (I need help)
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    altanea_ posted:
    I am 18 years old and all my friends like to go out n drink and smoke and i try my hardest not to get into it because of my diabetes. It's just really hard seeing how all my friends do it. My mom says I need new friends but its not like they pressure me into because they are true friends and they do understand. Its also hard when I'm addicted to smoking and love beer. I'm just wondering what are the side effects that other people has gone through that also had this problem.
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    mrscora01 responded:
    You mean aside from the fact that my high school friend has cancer? Sorry, I just found out - she was a smoker. It's not only a stupid habit, it's expensive.

    I drank while in high school and university. You always need to make sure that you have some plain carbs (candy or whatever) because alcohol can cause your blood sugar to drop. Make sure that you test a lot. Drinking to excess is more of a problem than a beer or two. You can get into a heap load of trouble if people think you are drunk when in fact you are low.

    There's nothing wrong with having a few drinks. Getting drunk is more dangerous for us, so be careful. Do your friends know how to take care of you in an emergency? Mine did. They knew to give me a regular coke if I was going low and we were drinking.

    So have fun, but be careful. Eventually, I got tired of having blood sugars all over the place and not feeling well, so I became the designated driver.

    Cora


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