BACKGROUND: There is no data available on the best insulin treatment to counteract the effects of glucose excursions due to a moderate alcohol intake associated with portions of slight fat and protein-containing food, as often the case during social happenings or "happy hours". INTRODUCTION: This study analyzes the glycemic control and quality of life in 8 adult type 1 diabetic (T1D) patients on insulin-pump therapy which were invited to consume a traditional Italian aperitif ("Spritz" and chips). METHODS: Patients consumed Spritz aperitif twice: using their habitual bolus, based on carbohydrates (CHO) counting (V1), or with a personalized, advanced bolus (V2) calculated from insulin/Kcal derived from Fats and Proteins (FPU). Post-prandial glucose was continuously monitored; glucose incremental areas (iAUC), glucose peak and time to peak, and estimated change from V1 to V2 from repeated- measures models were computed. Each patient fulfilled validated questionnaires on quality of life, knowledge about diabetes and CHO counting. RESULTS: After the educational program, a reduced iAUC (0-80 min: -306, p=ns; 40-80 min: -400, p=0.07) due to greater (p=0.03) and prolonged double-wave insulin boluses was observed. Blood glucose peak and time to peak were also reduced. Moreover, improvements in the psycho-affective dimension, as well as in the alimentary knowledge were detected. CONCLUSION: Therefore, a personalized educational program on CHO + FPU counting together with insulin bolus management can improve glycemic control during social consumption of alcohol, with positive reflections on the psycho-affective dimension. Further studies are mandatory to confirm such preliminary results.

Insulin Management for Type 1 Diabetic Patients During Social Alcohol Consumption: The SPRITZ Study

Veronesi G.;
2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There is no data available on the best insulin treatment to counteract the effects of glucose excursions due to a moderate alcohol intake associated with portions of slight fat and protein-containing food, as often the case during social happenings or "happy hours". INTRODUCTION: This study analyzes the glycemic control and quality of life in 8 adult type 1 diabetic (T1D) patients on insulin-pump therapy which were invited to consume a traditional Italian aperitif ("Spritz" and chips). METHODS: Patients consumed Spritz aperitif twice: using their habitual bolus, based on carbohydrates (CHO) counting (V1), or with a personalized, advanced bolus (V2) calculated from insulin/Kcal derived from Fats and Proteins (FPU). Post-prandial glucose was continuously monitored; glucose incremental areas (iAUC), glucose peak and time to peak, and estimated change from V1 to V2 from repeated- measures models were computed. Each patient fulfilled validated questionnaires on quality of life, knowledge about diabetes and CHO counting. RESULTS: After the educational program, a reduced iAUC (0-80 min: -306, p=ns; 40-80 min: -400, p=0.07) due to greater (p=0.03) and prolonged double-wave insulin boluses was observed. Blood glucose peak and time to peak were also reduced. Moreover, improvements in the psycho-affective dimension, as well as in the alimentary knowledge were detected. CONCLUSION: Therefore, a personalized educational program on CHO + FPU counting together with insulin bolus management can improve glycemic control during social consumption of alcohol, with positive reflections on the psycho-affective dimension. Further studies are mandatory to confirm such preliminary results.
alcohol consumption; CHO counting; continuous glucose monitoring; Fat and Protein derived insulin units; pump therapy.; Type 1 diabetes; Adult; Alcohol Drinking; Blood Glucose; Cross-Over Studies; Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1; Dietary Carbohydrates; Dietary Fats; Dietary Proteins; Female; Humans; Hypoglycemic Agents; Insulin; Insulin Infusion Systems; Male; Middle Aged; Postprandial Period; Quality of Life; Young Adult; Patient Education as Topic
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