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Is alcohol and hypoglycemia bad?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Alcohol can cause: Hypoglycemia if you drink and don't eat for a prolonged period of time. Otherwise, no one, except those on diabetes meds, has hypoglycemia -- unless you have end stage cancer, liver or kidney disease, etc. If you drink too much chronically you can poison your liver's ability to make glucose. If overweight, you may think your body's return to normal glucose is hypoglycemia, but it's not.

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Last updated Sep 18, 2013

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