New Side Effects of Cannabis Use Revealed

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According to a Research Letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine on November 5th, 2018,  the medical community may have found a deadly link between cannabis use and individuals with Type 1 Diabetes.  Having researched the topic Lisa Rapaport of Reuters Health, wrote:

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.

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