It feels a little strange to be posting about marijuana and I hope no one is offended by the subject, but I have questions and no type 1 diabetic friends to ask. So in short, I am an 18 year old getting ready to start my freshman year of college and with college comes the chance to try some new things, pot included. I've heard mixed reviews about the combination of pot and diabetes, but all my information so far has come from random google search results so I don't really trust anything I've read. The appeal of pot is that it may be a safer alternative to drinking at parties, so please keep in mind that if I were to smoke it it would not be on a daily basis or as some kind of alternative treatment to my health condition.
So my questions are:
can smoking pot, like alcohol, cause one's bloodsugar to crash?
is it harder to detect lows while high?
is it relatively easy to remember to test?
(this question may seem silly, but my brother told me smoking pot speeds up your metabolism temporarily) if pot does speed up your metabolism, would smoking it and not eating anything (including low-carb stuff) cause bloodsugar to crash?
is it safe to fall asleep while high? (with alcohol, it may be harder to wake up if you go low while asleep)
any general comments/tips/experiences would also be appreciated
If you can't tell, I'm kind of a worrier, haha. I just like to try to get a general idea of how certain things could affect me before I try them. Also, I'm aware that everyone's body handles things differently, like I said, I just want a general idea so I can be prepared.
Also, what are people's experiences with harder drugs? I'm in no way interested in trying any for myself, I've just always been kind of morbidly curious about that sort of thing.