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Drugs

Image Upset man‘Party drugs’ are around and can be lethal, not to mention illegal. For people with diabetes, ‘party drugs’ have the potential to be even more harmful, so it’s good to be informed about what they are and how they can affect your diabetes management. 

Also watch out that your drink doesn’t get spiked when you’re not looking. Rohypnol is another drug you should be aware of as incidences of drink spiking are becoming increasingly common. Rohypnol is typically slipped into unattended drinks at bars and nightclubs so remember to keep an eye on your drink at all times. 

Another site Somazone is from a program of the Australian Drug Foundation (ADF),  and is a valuable resource for young people.

If you think that you have a problem with drug and alcohol use, speak to others and seek support. If you are using drugs to escape your life then maybe it is time to talk to your doctor or check out the online counselling service for people with diabetes.

Here are some tips on drug use for people living with type 1 diabetes.