Cannabis associated with ketoacidosis in type 1 diabetes

Users had double the risk

People with type 1 diabetes may be more likely to develop diabetic ketoacidosis 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% of participants used cannabis.

Compared to nonusers, cannabis users had double the risk of diabetic ketoacidosis.

Some previous research suggests that for people with type 2 diabetes, cannabis may make it easier to use insulin to convert foods into energy and maintain lower blood sugar