Diabetes medication

My dad has diabetes and blood pressure.. when he drinks alchohol he do not take tablets...is this correct or wrong?
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Dr. Nikhil Prabhu
Diabetologist 8 yrs exp Mumbai
Alcohol may lead to severe hypoglycemia. some medications for example from sulfonylurea group like glimeperide, gliclazide etc breaks into liver. Alcohol as well gets degraded in liver. Imo it is better to skip night dose of such medication in case of alcohol consumption. Limit your alcohol intake to not more than 2 pegs for males and 1 for females at a time.
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