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.
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
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.
"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."
• 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.