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Dealing With A Hangover

Symptoms of a hangover can be thirst, nausea and sore head. You need to test your blood glucose level if you have any of these symptoms. Your blood glucose is likely to be low.

If you don't feel like eating you must follow the advice on Don't feel like eating. You must also drink plenty sugar free fluids.

If you have been drinking alcohol and feeling unwell you must check for ketones no matter what your blood glucose is.

If you are being sick, you can develop DKA even although your blood glucose is not particularly high. Alcohol will lower your blood glucose and it will also stop you from releasing glucose from your liver.

1. Your ketone test is positive or,
2. You are being sick and you are not able to keep any fluids down
you must implement your emergency action plan immediately.

Please also see our other Hints and Tips

Dealing With  A Hangover
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