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Lots of drinking in diabetes

my husband is a diabetic an he had alot to drink an was throwing up for like two hrs an he was in a cold sweat should he have went to the ER i tryed to get him to go but he wouldnt he drank alot of crown an coke like 10 shots of crown an the thing is he dont even drink all the time
Asked On : Sun, 13 Feb 2011
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Dear Alicia, Welcome to healthcaremagic forum...
Since this message is posted few days later, I hope your husband has improved now and is free from symptoms.
For the sake of your information, Diabetic individuals who consume alcohol are prone to hypoglycemia. Apart from this other complications such as wernicke's - korasakoff's syndrome can follow. If you feel that your husband is not responding after hours following alcohol consumption, hypoglycemia could be a possibility. Check his blood sugar levels and if they are found low, you will need to visit ER for iv glucose and thiamine supplementation.
To avoid such untoward complications it is necessary the alcohol consumption is restricted absolutely if possible; else to avoid binge drinking...
Get the liver function tests and other digestive enzymes also checked.
Answered: Fri, 18 Feb 2011
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