Cannibus and blood sugar?

By HelloKristi Latest Reply 2015-01-27 12:23:23 -0600
Started 2014-07-10 11:04:55 -0500

Has anyone read or experienced how marijuana works with blood sugar?

Tags: blood sugar

15 replies

Bknown 2015-01-24 15:05:45 -0600 Report

I would imagine it would lower your blood sugar, because it takes away the hunger and appetite. Just don't let the sugar craving get to you…I'm not a doctor so you know.

missy4040 2015-01-25 00:43:27 -0600 Report

Wrong that's why cancer patients smoke so there able to control being nauseas and so there able to eat and keep it down. So for being diabetic it would be the same you would eat.

HelloKristi 2014-07-10 22:15:30 -0500 Report

It's legal in my state and I've noticed lower numbers when I smoke, I use it for chronic migraines and pain management but wanted to see how others felt :)

haoleboy 2014-07-10 14:43:05 -0500 Report

If I may offer another take …
"marijuana users showed fasting insulin levels that were 16% lower than those of former or never users, along with a 17% reduction in another measure of insulin resistance as well. Higher levels on both tests are associated with Type 2 diabetes, which is linked with obesity. Marijuana users also had higher levels of high-density lipoprotein, the so-called good cholesterol, which can protect against heart disease. And the regular smokers also boasted smaller waistlines: on average, they were 1.5 in. (3.8 cm) slimmer than the former users and those who had never smoked cannabis." -

As a 'child of the 60's' I must confess that I stopped smoking several years ago as I am prone to the munchies (Mallomars call me by name when I am high).

James … I would take exception to the assertion that skewed sensory and time perception and euphoria are a "nasty side effect"

jayabee52 2014-07-10 14:20:10 -0500 Report

Howdy Kristi
Cannibus has a lot of nasty side effects: "The short term effects of marijuana include impaired coordination; skewed sensory and time perception; difficulty with thinking, concentrating and problem solving; shortened attention span and distractibility; decreased alertness; impaired learning and memory; and euphoria. Additionally, marijuana use can lead to disturbed thoughts and can worsen psychotic symptoms in schizophrenics." ~

Those of us who have diabetes, do we really need getting ourselves messed up like that?


Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-07-10 19:49:36 -0500 Report

James people think Cannibus is safe when it eats up brain cells, add diabetes and you are a ticking time bomb.

haoleboy 2014-07-10 20:29:33 -0500 Report

Actually Joyce the recent studies indicate that cannabis may actually promote brain cell growth.
A 2005 study showed cannabinoids' ability to promote neurogenesis in the adult hippocampus, the brain region responsible for many important brain functions including mood and memory. The authors also cited anti-anxiety and anti-depressant effects that accompany the neurogenesis.

feathers47 2015-01-27 12:23:23 -0600 Report

WELL MY sugar has gone down lately and I've lost anywhere from 8 to 10 pound in the last 4 doctor visits and now I may know the reason for it. Lately I've been using a little bit of cannabis for the pain with aruthor so I can walk better to with my cane.I'm suppose to have surgery on my knees for baker cyst soon but right it is helping because the pain meds aren't'.

haoleboy 2014-07-10 21:04:53 -0500 Report

to be clear I am not advocating its use. I used to be quite the party animal up until a few years ago. Many. if not most of the issues in my life are related to alcohol and drug use. I advocate clean, sober, healthy living.

haoleboy 2014-07-10 22:55:42 -0500 Report

thanks … I have somewhat limited fields of 'expertise' … marijuana, classic rock and roll and kites … pretty amazing that I was ever able to earn a living now that I think about it.

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