smoking pot and diabetes

By harry1 Latest Reply 2014-05-14 00:51:42 -0500
Started 2014-04-30 14:10:17 -0500

Would it not be dangerous smoking pot with diabetes. They say pot makes you hungry for junk food the only ones who would benefit out of it is the junk food companies.

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Im0nGuard 2014-05-03 19:07:17 -0500 Report
jayabee52 2014-05-14 00:51:42 -0500 Report

yep the link works, thank you for posting it.

You are correct that there are other ways of consuming marijuana without burning it. I found a discussion of juicing the plant. From what I remember it avoided the high one got from burning it but were able to get the positive benefits of the other compounds. You can get the gist of the idea by going here ~

Im0nGuard 2014-05-03 19:05:57 -0500 Report

There are ways to I jest it without burning it. I saw a study where the participants that regularly use cannabis had a 17% lower insulin resistance than no users. It can also help in dealing with chronic pain. I don't use it, but am keeping my options open :)

jayabee52 2014-05-01 21:19:26 -0500 Report

Howdy Harry
I believe that there are dangers to habitual cannibis usage more than just getting the munchies, Dangers which are outlined in the article from National institutes of health, here ~

I believe it to be much more dangerous than the folks who are pushing it for legalization either for medical or recreational use are suggesting it is.


dagger1234 2014-05-01 11:40:03 -0500 Report

I have been smoking cigs again and I noticed that my heart rate is higher than normal.

jigsaw 2014-05-01 12:27:56 -0500 Report

Par for the course! Causes your blood vessels to constrict, results in higher blood pressure also. I know, you probably think I'm sounding like your father, but for me, diabetes is bad enough by itself! No way would I smoke also. I quit 25 years ago, never to touch them again.

My wife smokes, and I make her stay outside, when she does! I don't want my dog or myself to breath any second hand smoke.

I don't think it affects ones blood glucose, but I know that it definitely kills you!

dagger1234 2014-05-01 12:30:58 -0500 Report

Yes I know it makes my blood constrict I'm not dumb but my body is and craves it. I normally smoke after I eat. But once I start working again, I know I will smoke more *sighs

I still drink sometimes too but not as often. And lmao at u sounding like a father. No worries. My bf treats me like he's my dad but maybe I need that reassurance. I love him and would do anything for him. He's been accepting me smoking but just won't let me smoke as often and definitely no drinking. I've drank about 2 times and each times, I forgot to take my meds at night. :(

jigsaw 2014-05-01 17:45:28 -0500 Report

Here's a bit of TLC! Hope it helps at least a little. I know how hard it can be to quit smoking. I'm sure you'll do it when you're ready. Oh, I know you're far from dumb! I never thought that for a minute.

pkwillhoite 2014-04-30 15:42:19 -0500 Report

Well I have to admit… I tested my blood sugar and it was 282 I went and got high (smoked marijuana) and I tested half an hour later and it was 174. So I think it helped at least that one day. I am actually willing to try to do it again and test again..

Ostrea18 2014-05-13 23:27:13 -0500 Report

I believe its the cbg in weed that can help with blood sugars. The thc will make you high. But the cbg has less of the stuff that makes you high. So depending on what type of weed you smoke you may be normal not really high or you may be high as a kite

GabbyPA 2014-04-30 14:52:12 -0500 Report

There have been some studies on it's uses with diabetics more for the neuropathy than "recreational" There seem to be many benefits if you can keep the consequences from messing up the rest of your treatment plans. I was trying to find the post I had on it, but cannot seem to find it. I will keep looking for you.

Here is one:

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