Symptoms of diabetes may make a person appear drunk or intoxicate
A person with diabetes may exhibit abnormal behavior as a result of the many different signs or symptoms associated with the disease. The signs and symptoms listed here only relate to symptoms that mimic drunk or intoxicated behavior. Generally, these are warning signs that a person needs immediate medical attention and should be treated as a medical emergency. Police dealing with suspects often times mistake diabetes for drug or alcohol use during field sobriety exercises.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
- The smell of acetone on the person’s breath
- A distinctive fruity odor on the breath (Police Officers often mistake the smell as alcohol during a field sobriety tests)
- Dizzy, has trouble keeping balance
- Altered states of consciousness
- Arousal such as hostility or mania