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Diabetes Alcohol Blackout
It's theorized that: Alcohol consumption impairs the transmission of neurotransmitters in the hippocampus of the brain especially gaba/ gamma amino-butyric acid and n methyl d aspartate, thus causing the black out. Bottoms up! http://en.M.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/blackout_(alcohol-related_amnesia). ...Read more
It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, in moderation: we recommend no more than 1 daily, but with food ...Read more
Beer and blood sugar: Alcohol can cause low blood sugar shortly after and 8-12 hours after drinking. If you are going to drink, check your bs right before drinking and only drink if it's normal. It's a good idea to eat before or during drinking to prevent low bs. You should also check bs before bed to make sure you are not low going to bed. If low, eat something. Limit drinks to 1 for women, 2 for men.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Severe dizziness and shaky.Ate 2 hr ago,and just drank sweetened coffee.Nonfasting Blood Sugar 67.To low?Dx of Chronic Pancreatitis.Possibly Diabetes?
Hypoglycemia: You are describing symptoms of hypoglycemia compounded by pancreatic insufficiency and caffeinated beverages that trigger a sympathetic nervous system response. An endocrinologist can help you determine if this is a multiple endocrine disorder with hyperthyroidism or if your blood sugar is brittle with high spikes and dangerous lows. Your brain needs glucose for fuel and you need glucose now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Not tonight, Demmit!: Dear God, I hope not!! Well, at least in the short run, unless you get a serious bout of pancreatitis(which blasts away insulin cells).Anyone can take the transient insulin resistance from the bubbly,but over the years it all adds up.The pancreas goes, insulin can't function well and, if you don't watch yourself, you gain weight, which can also increase insulin resistance. All this equals diabetes ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If at all...: Only in moderation. Alcohol has numerous ill effects on general as well as mental health. The sedative effects of alcohol can be worsened by many psychiatric medications which can be life threatening risk of alcohol use disorders is elevated in individuals who suffer from schizophrenia. ...Read more
Yes: Diabetes is not a disease that one should mess with. Certain wines and social cocktails have a lot of excess sugar which can mess with the fine balance of sugar our diabetic patients need to monitor. Always check with your md, endocrine specialist about your beverage of choice so that you can remain social without creating a crisis. Best advice- water or seltzer is your best option. ...Read more
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