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type 2 diabetic, positive alcohol tests without drinking

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I am type 2 diabetic. I have had two tests done for alcohol that came back positive for alcohol. The first test read .278% alcohol. Shouldn't I have been walking around highly intoxicated. I had alcohol ua and blood test done yesterday and the results came back as sugar in my urine and my glucose level at a 7.3. He says that it does not prove anything to the reason why my tests came back with alcohol in them recently. I have not dranken in 7 years and i truely believe that there is a reasonably explanation for this. I am looking at losing my freedom for 2 positive alcohol tests due to being on probation. At this point i have been santioned twice and am suppose to start house arrest as of today for being innocent with no proof.

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replied September 28th, 2015
Diabetes Answer A54034
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If your sugar levels were high then you could have ketoacidosis that can give false positive results for alcohol test. If worried you may consider taking repeat specific alcohol detection test to confirm/rule out alcohol use. Visit your doctor/healthcare provider for further evaluation clarification and assistance.
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