DUK THE HIGHS. DUK THE LOWS. DUK DIABETES. MADE BY YOUNG PEOPLE WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES.

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Try to get your diabetes control to work

alongside your social life. Here are some

top tips for making the most of your nights out.

 

Clubbing

 

If you’re going out clubbing, remember that

though it doesn’t seem like it, dancing is exercise

and you’ll need to be careful that you don’t go

hypo especially if you’re drinking as well, a hypo 

is even more likely. For more information on how

drinking might affect your diabetes check out our

Alcohol and Drugs page.

 

Mighty DUK's Top Tips for clubbing

 

• Eat before and after you go out, you might need to snack during the evening as well.

 

• Drink plenty of water or sugar-free liquids to stop you getting dehydrated (and you’ll feel less hung over the following morning)

 

• Check your blood glucose when you can, especially before you go out and when you get home.

 

• If your blood glucose is a bit on the low side, make sure you have extra snacks - a chippy on the way home is a good idea!

 

• Tell the friends you’re with about your diabetes, and make sure they know what to do if you have a hypo.

 

• Do you have ID? Have a look at: icegems and medicalert

Fixers Sponsor Strapline

"Be aware that some clubs might be difficult about letting you take your insulin pen or blood glucose testing kit into the club with you."

Going Out

• Carry stuff to treat a hypo with you

 

Being stopped from taking your hypo kit with you when you go clubbing can be considered as discrimination under the DDA (Disability Discrimination Act). It is essential for people with diabetes to be able to take the items necessary for the care of their condition into nightclubs.