Welcome to Drinking with Diabetes!
A resource for young adults with Type 1 Diabetes
(and members of their support networks!)
interested in learning how to drink responsibly.
———   Who Are You?   ———

1. Test Your Alcohol IQ

Do you know enough about alcohol and its effects to make informed decisions? Take this quiz to find out!

2. Get Educated

Get the facts about how alcohol affects the body, the health risks it can pose, how it interacts with diabetes and more!

3. Share Your Knowledge

Here’s a secret: We don’t have all the answers. Your stories, questions, advice and opinions are what make this site useful. Learn how you can help us help you!



Recent Posts

  • Medical Amnesty

    Medical Amnesty

    Parents and Students, we should understand medical amnesty laws and school policies. They may help students with type 1 diabetes not only be safe but help others do the same.  By helping students understand amnesty rules […]

  • The First Round is on me

    The First Round is on me

     By Wil Dubois Dear Parents— Hey, it’s good to see you again! What? You don’t remember me? We met once, years ago. Well, I’m not too surprised you don’t remember, you were pretty wasted that […]

  • Drink Profile: Miller Lite

    Drink Profile: Miller Lite

    Volume: 12 fl. oz Calories: 96 Carbs: 3.2 g Alcohol: 11.6 g Alcohol by Volume: 4.2

  • Drink Profile: Bud Light

    Drink Profile: Bud Light

    Volume: 12 fl. oz Calories: 110 Carbs: 6.6 g Alcohol: 11.9 g Alcohol by Volume: 4.2%

  • Drink Profile: Red Stripe

    Drink Profile: Red Stripe

     Volume: 12 fl. oz Calories: 151 Carbs: 13.8 g Alcohol: 13 g Alcohol by Volume: 5%

  • It’s not for me

    It’s not for me

      Cherise Shockley When I was growing up, I saw my mom drink a beer every once in a while. My mom did not keep alcohol in the house, unless she was preparing for an […]

  • The Cinnamon

    The Cinnamon

    Life is better with a laugh, life with diabetes is no different. Enter the Cinnamon. Diabetes News. Based in Reality. Satirized to Perfection.   Get your diabetes snark on. Like the Cinnamon on Facebook. (Still funny even […]

  • An Anonymous Post

    An Anonymous Post

    From an Anonymous contributor:  I was diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic during my junior year of college. Before I was a diabetic, I would drink 2-3 nights a week. Some of those nights, I […]

  • Drink Profile: Lone Star

    Drink Profile: Lone Star

    Volume: 12 fl. oz Calories: 136 Carbs: 12 g Alcohol: 12.6 g Alcohol by Volume: 4.65%

  • Q & A About the Site

    Anonymous Content? We welcome anonymous post that offer valuable perspectives. People have a right to medical privacy and that includes saying I have type 1 diabetes. So we welcome private submissions in accordance with that […]



DrinkingwithDiabetes.com is a resource for young adult Type 1 diabetics and their support networks to help navigate interactions around alcohol. Alcohol is often an integral part of social life on college campuses and while all students face risks, there are a number of unique and serious ones specific to insulin-using diabetics. Learning how to navigate those risks and make informed decisions for themselves about the role alcohol plays in their lives.

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