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Definition - What does Acetone mean?

Hypoglycemia is a medical condition that results in low blood sugar. A result of hypoglycemia is a condition or state termed ketoacidosis which causes an increased production of acetones in a driver's breath. For drivers who suffer from diabetes this increase their chances that if they are stopped for driving under the influence and are required to take a blood alcohol test the breathalyzer may record alcohol on their breath even though they may not be intoxicated. It is estimated approximately one in seven drivers may be diabetic and as a result may have an increased chance of a false arrest based on a false Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) reading. Drivers who suffer from hypoglycemia may display a variety of symptoms including: sweating, trembling, hunger, nervousness, palpitations and difficulty speaking.

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