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Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Cannabis tied to serious type 1 diabetes complications, study finds

People with type 1 diabetes may be more likely to develop potentially fatal complications when they use cannabis, a recent study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 450 patients with type 1 diabetes in Colorado, where cannabis is legal for medical and recreational use. Overall, 30 percent of the participants used cannabis.

Compared to nonusers, cannabis users had about twice the risk of experiencing a serious complication known as diabetic ketoacidosis, which develops when blood sugar is elevated for too long and the body produces high levels of acids known as ketones.

Left untreated, ketoacidosis can lead to severe dehydration, swelling in the brain, coma and death.



Anonymous said...

And people who drink alcohol while having diabetis do just fine

Anonymous said...

If the research had been done over the last 80 years instead of the government pretending that cannabis wasn't even there after 10,000 years of medicinal and religious use, we'd be so far ahead.

Anonymous said...

Pot the wonder dopes

Anonymous said...

@9:27 they were too worried about pillaging America with the taxation of cigarettes and alcohol. They never really believed society would become so tolerant and liberal to accept legal use of Maryjane

Anonymous said...

not from the pot from the munchies afterward!

Anonymous said...

It's that pesky side effect of cannabis use.....munchies!

Anonymous said...

yes it is a wonder drug,with allot less side effects when compared to the BIG pharma drug pushers