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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Posted by lucky me on 2 October 2008

last year i found out that i had diabetes after a 12 hour fast my blood sugar was 250 the doctor give me some med,that made me sick all the time,to make a long story short,i quit taking my med,lost about 45lbs,watch what i eat,now my blood sugar is between 120 to 150 and if i fast for 8 hours it be about 90 to 120 depends on what i ate before i fast,i am still working on the weight thing,i weigh 250 now and still losing weight, is that 120 to 150 a dangerous level to worry about now, i think i can get it lower with if i lose more weight,am i in a danger zone, at this time i take no med, and feel really good now. thanks

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