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Keywords:

  • diabetes mellitus;
  • substance abuse;
  • ecstasy;
  • ketamine;
  • comorbidity

Abstract

The use of recreational drugs has become increasingly popular among young people. As a centre caring for a large group of young patients with type 1 diabetes, we have become concerned about the number of patients presenting with drug-related metabolic problems. We present a case series highlighting the issues of substance abuse in young patients with type 1 diabetes. (Intern Med J 2005; 35: 359–361)