marijuana and diabetes

By redman Latest Reply 2012-05-23 05:23:53 -0500
Started 2008-06-10 04:03:22 -0500

A 2006 article I found states that a component in marijuana reduces the deveklopement of diabetes in mice.

49 replies

jayabee52 2012-05-23 05:23:53 -0500 Report

I have come way late to this discusion and believe that SMOKING marijuana is really not all that useful. So in that use I agree somewhat with Annonymous below

However, I have just found a video in a "Finer minds" newsletter and after viewing this video I have altered my opinion somewhat on medical marijuana use.

The video promotes the JUICING of the fresh plant and claims that the result is NON-psychoactive (doesn't get one "high")

See this video here ~

Take a look and see what you think!

Anonymous 2009-01-03 19:04:15 -0600 Report

This discussion was started in June and I can't believe it is still being discussed. Enough already. Pot is of no value to anyone.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-03 19:48:47 -0600 Report

it started in june,but nobody answered til november. i saw the funny side to it! life is so sad at times that i need a laugh to keep above it all! did you notice that amy's blog was one of the web sites mentioned? when i saw that, it wasn't so funny anymore. i am in so much pain that i would almost be willing to try anythig!

2catty 2009-01-03 20:02:57 -0600 Report

I was under the impression that there was no time limit on how long we could respond to a post. Somebody likes to play bossy boss on here huh? People will post when they feel like it.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2009-01-03 20:07:05 -0600 Report

People also post on old discussions when they are new to the site. I've only been on here for a few months so my replies are to some old discussions that have fallen to the bottom of the list, just stuff I'm interested in being new to diabetis and all I need to learn all I can to get my health better and lose waight.

2catty 2009-01-03 20:11:54 -0600 Report

That's exactly right. And you keep on getting your needed info and post till your hearts content. That is what this site is for. Info support and friendship. Not a place to be a smart one.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 11:22:59 -0600 Report

Exactly 2catty. Not all of us started at the same time. so we read discussions on all different time levels. I have posted on things very old because I found it helpful or I wanted to add my advice. As I stated on another post there are so many people using this anonymous thing so they can say something mean or cruel. and then go back and use there real name. I use it for personal reasons and my friends know why and understand. Goddess asked me to distinguish myself from the others but now I wonder if someone will see that and use it against me. You just do not know anymore.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 11:44:03 -0600 Report

Thank you. I know you too. I love your posts. sometimes funny, sometimes helpful but most of the time I get enjoyment from them.

2catty 2009-01-04 13:05:49 -0600 Report

Your kindness sets you apart from the annoying person that has nothing better to do than hide and take poor cracks at people. We can totally tell the difference. Maybe also you could use an animated picture to separate the two of you. I don't know your situation but this might help. But either way I can tell the difference.

Anonymous 2009-01-04 17:48:36 -0600 Report

Ok for all those that want me to be a different anonymous, I have changed mine to be red. So I will be the red one and if I remember I will sign red#1. And if I get a copycat I will go back to full anonymous.

2009-01-04 15:26:09 -0600 Report

It seems that anonymous has struck a nerve with their post and now the marijuana discussion is back in full force. Even though, as I stated above, that I feel that marijuana is of no medical use, I do feel the topic is bringing out alot of ideas, opinions, suggestions, and sites to find information. That is what this web site is here for, and if anyone can find anything useful out of this discussion, so be it.

Angelleah 2009-01-04 15:59:13 -0600 Report

This is one more medicinal property of Marijuana I know of. The other is that if you have higher pressure in your eyes , it will bring the pressure down.

Anonymous 2009-01-29 10:51:42 -0600 Report

maybe if you don't like the discussion we are all having or reading maybe you shouldn't come into discussions that you know you don't like!!!! keep going people every idea has to count somewhere even if its never used and people are right its pretty funny to just being able to discuss this because there are alot of bad days everyone has with no humor so maybe you should be the grinch somewhere else!! sorry if that was rude but everyone has a right to discuss any topic they want.

2009-01-03 11:44:12 -0600 Report

My opinion is going to of the negative one, I guess, because I see of no medical use whatsoever in using marijuana.

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-03 11:47:47 -0600 Report

well i looked at the sites and like old ,can't say who they are, i have my curious nature roused!

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-03 17:51:02 -0600 Report

avera, how did you come across these sites?

Avera 2009-01-03 22:22:16 -0600 Report

I just did a web search because it interested me. I was glad someone brought the discussion up again. I had missed it and after doing my web search, I learned something.

In my lifetime, we will probably never know if it could be beneficial because it is not legal in the United States. There were thousands of references to this subject online and many people in the United Kingdom where it is legal for personal use told how it did help their neuropathy.

Avera 2009-01-02 23:42:59 -0600 Report

The use of marijuana and its effects on diabetes has come up in articles on many well respected diabetes web sites such as This past June 2008, they posted an article titled:

Marijuana May Be Effective for Neuropathic Pain.

Over the years, other articles have listed its benefits. If you are interested, here are two more links to articles and the link to the dlife article as well.

It would be interesting to see if anyone in our community has had experience using marijuana to treat their daibetic symptoms in any way and how they might have kept any notes. Anyone who wishes to share can answer using the "Anonymous" feature. We all know it is illegial in the United States, but in the United Kingdom, I think, they can possess it for personal use but not to sell. Here are the links.

Anonymous 2009-01-03 11:35:39 -0600 Report

alright! since i already know a source, i will be happy to take on this important mission! i do it for my fellow diabetic friends! and myself , of course!

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-19 11:51:34 -0600 Report

huh! guess i should have stuck with a good thing!!! LOL!!!!

dj7110 2008-11-21 20:08:39 -0600 Report

me too.. been many, many yrs ago..but if they need a giny pig I volunteer. maybe this is part of my problem. 60's kid here too. but back than I was never thought as they stoned I was,,lol

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-21 20:49:40 -0600 Report

my parents would have never thought of such a thing. i didn't know anything about it 'til i was in high school and the school showed a film on it. so much for education!

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-11-19 04:44:49 -0600 Report

I was just wandering, it they did a study on everyone that smoked pot for a long time,if the result would be good. Their probably cancer and diabetic free.(LOL)
Boy, then I know where I went wrong…Debe(LOL)

2catty 2008-11-17 22:06:51 -0600 Report

Maybe this is why my brother is one of the few in my family that does'nt have diabetes.LOL

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-18 17:17:53 -0600 Report

you kiddin me!right!!!

caspersmama 2008-11-18 17:24:13 -0600 Report

Well let's all get together and smoke a few. LOL

2catty 2008-11-19 08:38:48 -0600 Report

Seriously, he is the healthiest one of the family. He does'nt get sick or have one health issue. Drinks like a fish and smokes like a train. Weird huh? I don't smoke drink and excercise and watch the way I eat. And I have more problems than I know what to do with. I guess he's on to something. He has found his own remedy.LOL

GabbyPA 2008-11-16 18:28:04 -0600 Report

It might reduce the development of diabetes, but the loss of brain cells seems like a crummy trade off. LOL

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2008-11-16 18:44:24 -0600 Report

so true LOL

sparkysmom 2008-11-16 18:46:48 -0600 Report

True True there is that one little problem LOL

GabbyPA 2008-11-17 18:13:51 -0600 Report

LOL. I bought my step daughter a brain cell last year for Christmas from a cool website that has all kinds of cells and organizims. I got my mom a red blood cell too. They are cute and funny. So maybe if you buy enough you can go ahead and take a puff or two. OH, but don't inhale! LOL

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