This was a shocker. I would have thought the opposite, as you get the munchies after smoking pot, but it seems that the affects of marijuana are beneficial. Now it doesn't say if it helps after you have diabetes and much more research needs to be done, but it is an interesting link.
WEDNESDAY, May 15, 2013 — Smoking marijuana — even if the ensuing junk-food binge can’t be avoided — may mean you're less likely to develop type 2 diabetes, according to research published in The American Journal of Medicine.
Fasting insulin and glucose data from 4,657 National Health and Nutrition Survey participants revealed that "current users" of marijuana were part of the least likely demographic to have common risk factors for diabetes.
Marijuana smokers who admitted to being “current users” — not previous users — had the lowest fasting insulin and glucose levels and body mass index. Read more: http://www.everydayhealth.com/type-2-diabetes/toke-up-glucose-down-marijuana-linked-to-better-blood-sugar-control-2789.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthManagingDiabetes_20130602
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