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Why Alcohol Is Bad For Hypoglycemia
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
Alcohol can: Cause hypoglycemia all by itself if you drink and don't eat for an extended period of time. Contrary to your beliefs, someone with hyperinsulinism does not develop hypoglycemia -- they only have the symptoms due to a drop in sugar from elevated levels back to normal. Also, a glucose tolerance test is not and never will be a diagnostic test for hypoglycemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does alcohol increase the chances of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients taking insulin or other hypoglycemic agents?
EtOH & hypoglycemia: Drinking alcohol heavily while not eating, can block your liver from releasing needed glucose into your bloodstream. This results in low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia. It could be magnified in diabetic patients when their blood sugars are being driven down by hypoglycemic agents and/or insulin. ...Read more
Can hypoglycemia make me test positive for alcohol urine test? Probation said i tested positive for alcohol. I have not drank! the morning of the test, i had a seizure.Also, i'm hypoglycemic so i drank orange juice and ate a honey bun. I was having troubl
Most : Most urine monitoring tests for alcohol are based upon detection of ethylglucuronide (etg), which reportedly reveals alcohol use up to three-and-a-half days from the time of the urine collection. It is used to monitor alcohol consumption in individuals who are legally prohibited from drinking alcohol by the justice system or restricted from drinking by their employers. However the test is controversial in that it may in fact, be too sensitive and led some to question the accuracy of the etg test with concern over the possibility of false positives often individuals ingest alcohol innocently, this is called incidental alcohol exposure, from foods (including desserts) cooked with or containing alcoholic beverages, foods containing significant amounts of vanilla extract, wine vinegar, soy sauce, mouthwashes containing alcohol, over the counter medications including cough syrup, prescription drugs containing ethanol (caplets, elixirs, etc), â€œalcohol-freeâ€ beer and wine, skin exposure to ethanol where vapor can be inhaled, hand sanitizers containing high concentrations of ethanol, deodorant sprays, cosmetics, insecticides substance abuse and mental health services administration's recommendation is: "currently, the use of an etg test in determining abstinence lacks sufficient proven specificity for use as primary or sole evidence that an individual prohibited from drinking, in a criminal justice or a regulatory compliance context, has truly been drinking. Legal or disciplinary action based solely on a positive etg ... Is inappropriate and scientifically unsupportable at this time. These tests should currently be considered as potential valuable clinical tools, but their use in forensic settings is premature." given that fermentation of orange juice or use of vanilla in the honey BUN may have contributed to the test result, i suspect that you will have grounds to question the validity of the test results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are health risks for people with mild/ moderate hypoglycemia? what can cause hypoglycemia if you don't have diabetes, meds, alcohol, tumors, etc.
Can you wake up with symptoms of low blood sugar from not eating enough or drinking alcohol the night before without having diabetes or hypoglycemia?
Alcohol can cause it: Generally, our bodies are regulated to keep blood sugar in a normal range despite long periods of fasting. We have enough sugar after a meal to last 8-12 hours, and then there is glycogen stored in the liver that can last much longer. Finally, we can produce glucose from the glycine in our muscles, but alcohol can inhibit that reaction. If this persists, limit or stop alcohol and see your PCP. ...Read more
Im dieting (eating less, less carbs). I wake up starving, feeling sick, weak, hot, sweaty. Alcohol makes it worse. Is this normal or hypoglycaemia?
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