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  • Real Life. “Can Rachel Still Drink?”

    Real Life. “Can Rachel Still Drink?”

    The answer is yes, as a person with diabetes I can drink alcohol. Like everyone else though, I need to drink responsibly. For me, as a person with diabetes, drinking responsibly has a few more elements: I never drink if my blood sugar is under 100, I don’t drink on an empty stomach, I don’t drink alone and I check my blood sugar frequently. If I choose to enjoy an alcoholic beverage, I’m usually in the company of my husband or my good friend, both of whom know how to check my blood sugar, identify strange behavior that might mean I’m low and what I need to treat a low blood sugar. It’s common sense for anyone to only drink around people who they trust.

  • Newcastle University Hangover RX, Bacon Sandwich

    Newcastle University Hangover RX, Bacon Sandwich

      Here is a funny link for Friday: According to The Telegraph: Bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover A bacon sandwich really does cure a hangover – by boosting the level of amines which clear the head, scientists have found. More Thank s to The secret to humor is […]


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