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Sami Prehn Transition to College Leibensperger September 3, 2007 Alcohol Reflection 1. I got Type 1 Diabetes when I was 11 and although it is possible to drink alcohol as a diabetic, it is extremely dangerous. Alcoholic drinks generally have sugar in them, so if I were to drink, I would need to take insulin initially, but later the alcohol would make my blood sugar lower so I would need to eat. But if I drank too much and passed out when my blood sugar goes low, I will not be able to raise it back up and the situation can be very dangerous. When I went to Diabetes Camp, I met a lot of girls who had been taken to the hospital and had their stomachs pumped because they drank too much. Luckily, these girls’ friends realized that their diabetic friends were not just drunk but also had low blood sugar and called an ambulance. If their friends had not been as aware, they could have died. I do not ever want to be in that situation. 2. My parents and my family expect me to take care of my health and to be a good citizen. My
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Unformatted text preview: parents only drink in moderation, and have one glass of wine or one beer every once in a while. The same is true for most adults I interact with. It is not necessarily a tradition, but I know my parents expect me to make good choices. They also want me to follow the law, and seeing as I am only 18, it is not legal to drink so I do not see why so many people’s parents think it is okay for their kids to drink before they are 21. 3. Bucknell has a very large drinking community, but luckily for me they also have the Choice program. I’m really glad that I made the decision to live on a Choice Hall because my roommate and all of my friends respect my choice and do not drink either. Nobody pressures me to go to parties or drink underage. Everyone is supportive and we have a lot of non-drinking activities planned for us. Some of my friends outside of Choice and back home have pressured me to go to parties but I do not think that will change my values....
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