Cocaine Usage Contributes to Ketoacidosis

| Nov 1, 1998

In a report that was published in the September 14 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, it was revealed that people with diabetes who use cocaine increase their risk of developing ketoacidosis.

"It is well known that during binge use, cocaine users may neglect various personal needs," said one investigator of the study. "In addition to increasing the risk of missing insulin doses, patients with diabetes who use cocaine may have increased levels of other hormones that may precipitate ketoacidosis."

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