Recreational Drugs

The dangers of drugs

The dangers of illegal drugs are similar to those of alcohol. Some drugs lower blood glucose, and others raise it. The symptoms of hypoglycaemia can be masked by the effect of the drug. Illegal drugs are also highly addictive, dangerous, bad for your health in other ways, and, of course,illegal.

We can't say strongly enough that you should steer clear of all illegal drugs, always. That said, we know that despite what you read here, and what you know in your head and heart, some individuals are going to try drugs. If you do decide to use drugs, take some precautions ahead of time. Set a limit in advance. Ask a friend who's not on drugs to watch you for signs of hypoglycaemia. Check your blood glucose often. And always wear your medical ID.

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