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marijuana and ketoacidosis

I have myocarditis and I have been a  type 1diabetic for about 10 years. I smoke marijuana daily for about three years and I was was wondering if there could be a way that the weed could have triggered a recent events of ketoacidosis.
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From the ADA - What causes ketoacidosis?

Ketones mean your body is burning fat to get energy. Moderate or large amounts of ketones in your urine are dangerous. They upset the chemical balance of the blood.

Commonly, the flu, a cold, or other infections may sometimes bring on ketoacidosis.

Here are three basic reasons for moderate or large amounts of ketones:

   1. Not getting enough insulin. Maybe you did not inject enough insulin. Or your body could need more insulin than usual because of illness. If there is not enough insulin, your body begins to break down body fat for energy.

   2. Not enough food.  When people are sick, they often do not feel like eating.  Then, high ketones may result.  High ketones may also occur when someone misses a meal.

   3. An insulin reaction (low blood glucose).  When blood glucose levels fall too low, the body must use fat to get energy.  If testing shows high ketones in the morning, the person may have had an insulin reaction while asleep.

If you puff on moldy pot you put yourself at risk for unknown infections. Without knowing what your other daily habits are who knows what triggered your episode. What did your doctor say? Try also posting on the Ask a Doctor forum. I would be interested to read what Dr Ramsetty has to offer on this subject.
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Im not opposed to pot smoking as some people need to do so whether for physical or psychological reasons.  But if you have a heart ailment be advised that pot  can cause arrythmia problems and vessel constriction especially after you first smoke and can trigger a cardiac event, it is also akin to cigerette smoking and is a another equal opportunity slow death provider.  Dont mean to sound like I am lecturing, but then its not the question you asked.  It didnt cause your ketoacidosis unless it effected your judgement in your care.  
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