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From Chicago, Illinois, USA:

Is it possible for ethanol to show in the urine of a diabetic, and would yeast make a false positive for this? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Where could we find more information on this?


Alcohol is generally metabolized in the body and blown off in the lung. If yeast are present, and could they metabolize the glucose into a sufficient level of ethanol, is a question for an expert.


Additional comments from Jeff Hitchcock, CWD Founder and Editor:

A quick Google search yielded this article, which might be of interest:


Original posting 13 Dec 2003
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