In our community, alcohol especially "chap laqnkau/ chap aaah!" is much loved by youngsters as well as adults. Without this "holy water" a proposed barbecue definately would be cancelled. I am sure no one likes to enjoy a nice piece of grilled meat with orange juice or a cup of coke. Any how many of us know that alcohol intake can lead to fatal hypoglycaemic episode in a diabetic follow-up patient ? The fact is that,ininsulin or sulfonylurea in combination with alcohol increases the tendency of diminished endogenous glucose production by the liver, leading to unexpected fatal hypoglycaemic episode during sleep. So i think this fact should be included in our patient's educationa programme, especially in the rural setting.