There are a few Mexican restaurants my wife and I go to regularly. They know us well, and the bartenders all know us. The bartenders have their own specialties they make for us, and some of them will make it as soon as they see us walk in.
We always get a pitcher of Margaritas. Sometimes I ask for the skinny margarita, which is made with the sugar-free margarita mix. And sometimes I ask for the regular mix, just depending on how many carbs I am looking for.
But since there is a bit of a language barrier, and I am not always sure if the margarita is skinny or regular. And since they always add extra tequila and triple sec for us, you can’t always tell by taste if it is skinny.
So I started using my BG meter to check, and have found it works well. The “BG” reading of a skinny margarita is around 100. And the “BG” of the regular margarita is always above 300.
This has helped me a lot. If I see that the skinny is not actually skinny, I just take more insulin.