I have diabetes insipidus and I have heard rumors that you can't drink alcohol with DI and honestly I want to be able to drink. Can anyone fill me in with some info on this?
Hi, please, please be careful. I have lost a dear friend due to drinking alcohol while being diabetic. It was devastating. A quote that sums up the answer to your question is as follows: "While moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can actually decrease your blood sugar level -- sometimes causing it to drop into dangerous levels".
So you must take extra care if you decide that you are going to have a drink, and keep a close check on your blood sugar levels...
I hope this message isn't too late to reach you. But my name's Keith, at the age of thirteen I was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus due to a brain tumour. I'm now thrifty seven, married with three children.
I take four puffs of desmopressin twice a day. I wasn't told much about DI at the time. But I drink achohol socially, sometimes on a weekly basis. I can honestly say I haven't had any problems. But as they say keep things in moderation.
I hope this helps, I would also say try not to let DI run your life.
All the best.
Hello, in response to drinking alcohol with DI i say be very careful. I've had DI for about 1 year now and my Doctors didnt give me any advice on drinking alcohol. I am 21 and a college student so i drank a few ties per week. I found that drinking with DI can be dangerous because desmopressin will lower sodium levels and electrolytes, and so will alcohol. I was hospitalized with hyponatremia that i believe was caused by drinking alcohol regularly.
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