Alcohol-Induced Hypoglycaemia

  • John Wright
  • Vincent Marks
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 126)


It has been recognised for many years that alcohol consumption may occasionally be associated with the development of hypoglycaemia. It is, however, only over the past 15 or 20 years that the mechanisms underlying this phenomenon have been elucidated. Moreover, recent work in our department suggests that the occurrence of hypoglycaemia in association with alcohol consumption may be less uncommon than had previously been supposed.


Insulin Response Blood Alcohol Concentration Gastric Inhibitory Polypeptide Plasma Insulin Concentration Hypoglycaemic Effect 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Wright
    • 1
    • 2
  • Vincent Marks
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Clinical BiochemistrySt. Luke’s HospitalGuildfordUK
  2. 2.University of SurreyGuildfordUK

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