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Question: Alcohol lowering blood sugar
|un4td - Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:28 am||
I am aware that this happens, but for how long does it happen, and do you know if blood sugar stays low after alcohol's effects have worn off?
|Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:30 pm||
Hello,As to how alcohol induces hypoglycemia has been remained a mystery until recently.Now it is believed that alcohol diverts the blood supply(Micro circulation) from the exocrine to the endocrine insulin producing part of pancreas thus increasing the insulin production in a spike leading to hypoglycemia.Binge drinking especially can precipitate a hypoglycemia.Empty stomach would favour absorbtion and thus hypoglycemia.Food would retard the same.Presumably higher levels of alcohol levels in blood would determine the time and extent of fall of blood sugar.
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