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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   yes, those medicine is for only dry eyes.
User : disconnected...have one more query reg diabetes...
Doctor :   ok
User :   my friend is diabetic and drinks quite oftn ..he is there any correlation
User :   he is diabetic for 2 years now
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   From how many years is he drinking
User :   he is drinking for some 10 years now...but last 5 years frequenly
Doctor :   moderate amounts of alcohol can cause blood sugar to rise, excess alcohol can decrease your blood sugar level
User :   so for diabetics is it ok to drink?? is this diabetes because of drinking??
Doctor :   so since he is diagnosed as diabetic and if he continues drinking it will lower the glucose level to dangerous levels
Doctor :   making him hypoglycemic
Doctor :   Alcohol can interfere with the positive effects of oral diabetes medicines or insulin.
Doctor :   so it is quite dangerous.
User :   but diabetes is hgher blood sugar level and heavy drinking can make these levels go down..then how is it dangerous??
Doctor :   if your sugar levels fall suddenly you will go to coma
User :   you think he has become diabetic only because of this drinking habit??
Doctor :   it is just like bp falling
Doctor :   no, not because of it
Doctor :   maybe other reasons.
Doctor :   but now this problem along with alcohol will affect him
User :   canyou suggest the ideal drinking frequency for him which i can suggest?
Doctor :   He should not drink more than two drinks of alcohol in a one-day period.
Doctor :   that is if he is drinking once in a while
Doctor :   i am not saying routine
Doctor :   Drink alcohol only with food.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Mix liquor with water
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so better to avoid it.
Doctor :   Do you have anymore queries.
User :   no....thanks a ton...\
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   kindly login for further medical queries.
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