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Is tiredness from excessive alcohol partly due to low blood sugar? if so, can it be alleviated by taking glucose tablets?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
33 years experience
No & no: Hi. No, tiredness from excessive alcohol is not due to low blood sugar, and no the tiredness cannot be alleviated by taking glucose tablets.
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Dr. Patrick Connor
Emergency Medicine 37 years experience
NO: Your fatigue is related to your excess alcohol consumption. It affects your sleep. Alcohol should only be used in moderation
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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Alcohol & blood suga: Tiredness resulting from excessive alcohol is due to a number of factors, including dehydration and the sedating affects of the alcohol. Alcohol consumption can wreak havoc with blood sugar, causing it to be too high and/or too low. Either of which can cause a person to feel tired. Individuals with diabetes often feel better if they avoid alcohol intake altogether or in strict moderation.
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Last updated Dec 30, 2014

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