Managing young people with Type 1 diabetes in a 'rave' new world: metabolic complications of substance abuse in Type 1 diabetes.

@article{Lee2009ManagingYP,
  title={Managing young people with Type 1 diabetes in a 'rave' new world: metabolic complications of substance abuse in Type 1 diabetes.},
  author={Paul Lee and Jerry R Greenfield and Lesley V Campbell},
  journal={Diabetic medicine : a journal of the British Diabetic Association},
  year={2009},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={328-33}
}
The taxing transition from adolescence towards adulthood intensifies the impact of a chronic illness such as Type 1 diabetes. It is not uncommon for young people with Type 1 diabetes to use recreational drugs for emotional relief to escape the day-to-day burden of chronic disease. Despite increasing use, especially in the setting of 'rave' parties, there is professional lack of understanding of the impact of recreational drug use on glycaemia and metabolic complications. The current review… CONTINUE READING