Low-dose ethanol predisposes elderly fasted patients with type 2 diabetes to sulfonylurea-induced low blood glucose.

@article{Burge1999LowdoseEP,
  title={Low-dose ethanol predisposes elderly fasted patients with type 2 diabetes to sulfonylurea-induced low blood glucose.},
  author={Mark R. Burge and T M Zeise and T A Sobhy and Amer G Rassam and David S. Schade},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={2037-43}
}
OBJECTIVE It has previously been demonstrated that the risk of hypoglycemia is low among otherwise healthy elderly fasted patients with type 2 diabetes taking oral sulfonylurea medications. Nevertheless, these agents do cause hypoglycemia in clinical practice, suggesting that accompanying factors must typically be present for hypoglycemia to occur. Ethanol is one putative risk factor that has not been evaluated as a mechanism for low blood glucose among sulfonylurea users. We hypothesized that… CONTINUE READING