Toke Up, Glucose Down: Marijuana Linked to Better Blood Sugar Control

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2013-06-21 20:52:03 -0500
Started 2013-06-03 04:19:37 -0500

Cool dude…
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.

By Everyday Health

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:

8 replies

jigsaw 2013-06-19 18:48:24 -0500 Report

I don't know about that! I heard that a joint has about 10 times as much nicotine as a cigarette. That would seem to cancel any benefits. Of course with more research, maybe scientists can eliminate the nicotine and simply reap whatever benefits exist. Meanwhile, I would hate to see a bunch of stoned members jumping on the band wagon thinking they found the cure!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-06-07 01:29:35 -0500 Report

Our next door neighbor is on medical marijuana due to pain. Often when I am in our kitchen (which shares the wall with their apartment) I get a free inhalation. Maybe I should breath deeper and longer and then test?
Mainly I hope I don't get a random drug test at work.

GabbyPA 2013-06-19 08:37:04 -0500 Report

LOL...I worked for a lady who used to smoke it in her house. Oh boy, would leave with a headache. I hate the smell of it. But if it helps, I suppose that the smell could be overlooked.

Bun10 2013-06-06 23:16:07 -0500 Report

Really??? I think not. Inhaling anything other than oxygen can't be good for you. And who can afford it with meds, insulin and diabetic friendly food? Best spend that money on a gym membership.

NaoV1 2013-06-06 00:47:26 -0500 Report

Heck the Indians use it for centuries to cure all kinds of ailments . .I still can't get over the fact that SOME states make it legal, others do not, and it's a PLANT! People are always going to add crap to something to make it stronger or taste better (kinda like us adding spices to food to cook it and that's legal or making moonshine [illegal] but liquor which kills WAY more people - legal) . stoners would drive too slow to do drive bys. .LOL . .who understands? :(

Tony5657 2013-06-03 15:13:21 -0500 Report

Really? … Can inhaling ANY kind of smoke be good for you? I've inhaled/smoked pot, tobacco (cigarettes & pipe), grape vine, cedar bark & hackberry leaves in a pipe, house & prairie fire smoke & a few other smoke sources & cannot believe any of that smoke was good for my lungs. Oh well, … pot was the only source of smoke that made me happy. LOL Whatever floats your boat, bakes your cake or toots your flute, just dooooo it.
Tony5657 smokeless in New Braunfels, TX

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