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Type 2 diabetes & blood alcohol by weight

10/05/2009

Question:

will type 2 diabets inter fear with blood alcohol by weight. started my day at 7:30 am with a blueberry smoothie and cup of coffee cream sugar did yard work came home at 4:30 drank a 12oz bud lite fast then had breath test of .101 /.083/.093 / then one in half hours later had blood test of .08 can daibetes 2 afect this measurement?your promtt answer would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:

I don't think I can give you a simple straightforward answer to this question.  On the one hand, I would be more concerned about the effect of the alcohol on the blood sugar than the other way round - but I understand that is not your question. 

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Response by:

Robert M Cohen, MD Robert M Cohen, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati