Potential Risks of Cannabis Use in People with Type 1

Study assesses the prevalence of complications following regular use of cannabis.

The use of cannabis is becoming increasingly common as the number of states in the Union decriminalize it. Consequently, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how cannabis use affects specific disease states, and if its use will alter patient care. This task is made more difficult when faced with the large amount of health claims that have been made about cannabis use. With regards to diabetes, a recent study suggests that there is a correlation between cannabis use and improved beta cell function and insulin sensitivity. Conversely, a recent JAMA case series highlighted a potentially increased occurrence rate of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) in people with type 1 who regularly use cannabis. In an effort to demystify at least one aspect of cannabis use, this

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