Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) can both occur in patients who have diabetes. Hypoglycemia occurs when insulin is in excess of that needed to balance the patient’s food intake and energy expenditure. If untreated it will lead to unconsciousness and if prolonged, irreversible damage can occur.
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You should never discount the possibility that a patient who appears to be drunk may in fact be hypoglycemic. Patients who have not been diagnosed as diabetics will often go to their doctor complaining of excessive hunger, thirst and urination. Most patients under the influence of alcohol will have their blood glucose levels recorded at hospital to ensure that they are not hypoglycemic.

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