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Hypoglycemia and Alcohol Dissipation

Does diabetes or specifically a severe hypoglycemic episode affect the absorption or dissipation rate of alcohol?
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Alcohol can cause hypoglycemia in persons with diabetes as it affects the way the liver handles sugar (it is too busy trying to clear the alcohol).

I don't know that hypoglycemia would have any impact on how fast the alcohol is cleared.

Please be very careful if you drink more than 1 or 2 drinks, as it can be very serious in persons with diabetes.
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