Hi, I'm the mom of a newly diagnosed college senior (22yo). He's getting used to this new reality, but has some questions about drinking and diabetes. His endo told him that he needs to be very careful, check often, and to not have more than 2-3 drinks, eat when drinking. He's in New Orleans this weekend at his fraternity's formal. He knows that his days of partying are gone...no more getting completely drunk. But he still wants to be able to drink some, and knowing he will do this, I want to make sure he stays as safe as possible. He likes light beer, and his favorite drink is whiskey and coke. Now he's using diet coke. Is it better for him to stick to light beers, since the alcohol content is lower and the carb counts easily available. Any advice from btdt experience is appreciated. I've sent him the link to this forum, so he may be popping in for some advice on his own. Right now he's in the "information overload" stage, since he was just diagnosed 2 weeks ago.