Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
March 12, 2006
Question from Placerville,California, USA:
A non-diabetic friend passed out the other day when drinking. When she was found, her blood sugar was 10 mg/dl [0.6 mmol/L]. Does alcohol cause low blood sugar? If a non-diabetic passes out and has a severely low blood sugar, can I administer glucagon to them?
Yes, alcohol can cause decreased output of glucose by the liver in non-diabetic patients. She must have had a lot of alcohol to get that effect. Glucagon may help overcome the drug effect of the alcohol to prevent glucose output by the liver.