Cannabis use is increasing with the shifts in legality and public perceptions in the United States.1 Studies have reported improvement in insulin sensitivity and pancreatic beta cell function with cannabis use,2,3 generating widespread media attention suggesting cannabis as a potential therapeutic agent for treatment of type 2 diabetes. By contrast, we published a case series4 reporting recurrent diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with cannabis use in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Because little is known about cannabis use and its contribution to DKA in T1D, we investigated the characteristics of cannabis use among adults with T1D and the association of cannabis use with DKA.
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Akturk HK, Taylor DD, Camsari UM, Rewers A, Kinney GL, Shah VN. Association Between Cannabis Use and Risk for Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Adults With Type 1 Diabetes. JAMA Intern Med. Published online November 05, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.5142
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