Marijuana and Diabetes

redman
By redman Latest Reply 2008-06-13 04:27:24 -0500
Started 2008-06-10 04:10:33 -0500

I found another article re marijuana and diabetes that states marijuana may help keep diabetics eyes healthy. http:/drugnewsvault,blog.com/2006/02/marijuana-ingredient-useful-in.html


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tmana
tmana 2008-06-13 03:56:45 -0500 Report

It helps to look at the whole paper first:

http://ajp.amjpathol.org/cgi/content/full/168...&

The experiment was done on rats, who were made diabetic by the use of drugs, for the purpose of the experiment.

The rats were given intraperitoneal injections of cannabidiol, a NONPSYCHOTROPIC compound found in marijuana. In other words, no matter what the concentration, it will NOT make you high.

Because the rats were made diabetic by drugs, the cannabidol may work differently than in a rat bred to be diabetic — and of course, it may work differently in humans.

Very interesting article, though — and another reason to support the use of both medical and recreational marijuana.

Dancehawk
Dancehawk 2008-06-13 04:27:24 -0500 Report

My brother uses the medical version of it for the pain he is in, they have him on heavy narcotics plus that.
He crushed his spine a few years ago at work, then found out he is a diabetic, has emphazeama spelling,Copd, the list goes on and like he says theres no reason for so much, He takes 30 pills every morning and at night, they finally got his sugar down below 200 and the doctors are happy.
I think if it helps ones that are in the later stages of things yes it should be given to them, but to openly smoke because it prevents or slows down, far to many non needers will suddenly become a diabetic just to get.
And teens will trade and sell to there friends.
ducks from the pillows.
just my 2 cents lol

dance

jupton1
jupton1 2008-06-10 12:09:16 -0500 Report

Similarly, for all folks (including teens with diabetes) when smoking marijuana, likely that one will not make excellent decisions about food, insulin, activity, sexuality, etc. Therefore, like all other drugs that influence the brain, while under the influence of marijuana, risks exist. This would suggest, from a common sense perspective, that there would be higher chance of dosage errors, mistakes about how to respond to blood glucose results and perhaps also timing errors. All likely would be worsened if hypoglycemia were to occur. Marijuana per se does not cause or increase hypoglycemia nor does it block the body's response to hypoglycemia.

Ginetteb
Ginetteb 2008-06-11 05:27:29 -0500 Report

I agree with you. It reminds me of something someone told me when I had a very bad cold. (I guess the same reply applies in this case) He said, when you go home take a big glass of gin, it won't cure your cold, but you won't care.

Bug - 14465
Bug - 14465 2008-06-10 06:18:42 -0500 Report

Hello…Keeping your blood sugar under control will help! After 23 years my eyes are still fine…have never used marijuana.