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what are the risk of long term meth usage for someone that has type 2 diabetes - Asked by V M on 17-Oct-2014 12:10:58

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  • Answered by Dr. on 17-Oct-2014 15:11:50

    Hi,

    I donot think meth usage causes diabetes. Type II diabetes is a lifestyle disease caused by obesity, sedentary life style, irregular food, junk food and excess sweets. There probably is a family history.


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    Answered by Dr. Srividya Venigalla on 18-Oct-2014 10:46:45

    Long term meth use does not cause Diabetes but causes more serious problems . It causes irreversible damage to your heart and brain similar to strokes and heart attacks. If you have diabetes and use meth you are basically multiplying your risk of heart attacks and strokes . Also there is cognitive and emotional problems from meth. Meth is very addictive drug. I strongly encourage you not to use this. 


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