Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
December 19, 1999
Question from San Francisco, California, USA:
I would like to know the side effects and complications in Type 1 diabetics who smoke marihuana. My question is directed to help my daughter (15 years old), IDDM since she was 11 years old.
The main problem of taking any drugs in type 1 diabetes is the problem of hypoglycemia unawareness, especially if excessive drugs are taken. However, I don’t know of any evidence that marijuana accelerates any diabetic complications, unlike cigarette smoking which clearly does.