Cannabis May Be Dangerous to People with Type 1 Diabetes

There has been little research to date on how cannabis use might affect people with type 1 diabetes. A new study of people with type 1 in Colorado, where cannabis use is legal,  says they may be more likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis.
Researchers surveyed 450 patients, about 30 percent of whom used cannabis. Compared to nonusers, the cannabis users had about twice the risk of experiencing diabetic ketoacidosis, a serious diabetes complication which develops when blood sugar is elevated for too long and the body produces high levels of acids known as ketones. Read more

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