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From Hawthorne, California, USA:

My son has typeá1 diabetes. Last night, I saw a show on television that referred to someone "abusing insulin" to get high/sex/etc. Now I'm nervous. Can insulin be "abused"?


I've not heard of insulin ever being used as a drug of abuse. I unaware of anyone getting "high" in the drug abuse sense of the word from insulin.


[Editor's comment: I have seen kids at diabetes camp deliberately go low because they get a "buzz". Of course, this is a very dangerous practice and needs to be avoided. SS]

Original posting 19 Oct 2000
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