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Annette A
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Begin pedant routine: That’ll be affect then. Booze affects you, but has an effect on you. End pedant routine ;-)
Small amounts of booze(yes, they do exist!) have pretty much no effect on me. But above a certain level, it stops my digestion working. (No, I don’t know why, but that is what appears to happen.) Hence I stop absorbing carbs, and as the alcohol effect kicks in, I go massively and long term hypo. So I’m a bit drunk, and alot hypo. This can last for 5-6 hours, during which time I can drink as much lucozade as I like, but it doesnt touch my bg. Then eventually, enough glucose is absorbed in some way to start my system up again, and I stop being hypo. I usually throw up a few times for good measure, but not through non-sobriety.
All of the above explains why I no longer drink more than a couple of glasses at a time (sob).