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Effects of smoking marijuana for type 1 diabetic - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hello.
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   I am a diabetic, can i smoke marijuana?
Doctor :   no
User :   why not?
Doctor :   you can not smoke marijuana
User :   yes i understand, but why not?
User :   what would happen if i smoke marijuana?
Doctor :   as some microvascular complications will worsen
User :   but i do not have any microvascular complications
User :   im a type 1 diabetic
Doctor :   but with time you will get that
User :   i do not want a prescription. i jsut want to know if when with friends i can smoke
Doctor :   if you continue to smoke
Doctor :   then you will get eye, kidney and other microvascular problems
User :   is that a definite? cause i know that marijuana supposidly helps diabetes
Doctor :   as smoking constricts the smaller blood vessels
User :   marijuana does this?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   it is the truth
Doctor :   it will make you suffer
User :   but i know that some people smoke weed htat r daibetic and they r fine
Doctor :   look
Doctor :   side effects
Doctor :   of marijuana
Doctor :   will definitely appear
Doctor :   but the time period will depend on person to person

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