• 1 Happy Diabetic, Live (sort of) from Vacation in Mexico

    1 Happy Diabetic, Live (sort of) from Vacation in Mexico

    Diagnosed when he was 8 years old, Bill Woods created his first diabetes video in 2007, now his videos have been seen over 1 Million times! His award-winning videos for “Making Sense of Diabetes” led the way in spreading awareness of diabetes through internet video creation. Bill has done speaking…

  • 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.  

  • Real Life. Mike Hoskins On Scare Tactics.

    Real Life. Mike Hoskins On Scare Tactics.

    I strongly remember my endo and diabetes team telling me horror stories about how I wasn’t allowed to drink, because if I did it would somehow lead to me not being in control of my diabetes management. Yes, it was a scare tactic used to “keep me in line,” but I wonder now that maybe it had the opposite effect and had some profound impact on shaping my views about drinking with diabetes when I was younger.

  • 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.


About 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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