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MMJ and type 1 diabetes

Discussion in 'Medicinal Cannabis and Health' started by bluntman3000, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. bluntman3000

    bluntman3000 Registered+

    im a diabetic living in canada, and was wondering how i can get medical marijuana? also is MMJ used for diabetes?
     
  2. Storm Crow

    Storm Crow Registered+

    I'm type 2...

    Also I live in the States. Some people have hypothesised that cannabis can lower your blood sugar, hence, the munchies. I checked my blood sugar before and after a joint - there was just an 8 point difference and I know my meter is not always that accurate. So I don't think you could argue that it would lower your blood sugar. However, there is scientific evidence that cannabis can prevent or alleviate certain types of neuropathy. And since diabetic neuropathy is so common... Try googling it, I believe it was done in Israel. I think you are going to have a struggle getting legal. Research things thoroughly, and learn the medical jargon so you can argue on equal terms with your doctor. Good luck!
     
  3. Tmar.aLL.DaYmar

    Tmar.aLL.DaYmar Registered+

    mmj isnt used directly for diabetes. i dont know anything about type 2, but if your in chronic pain then yes you can possibly get it. just tell your doctor your worried about being hooked on painkillers and that you want to try out mmj.
     
  4. frosty1

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    I also have type 1 diabetes. I have some stomach and digestion problems and use mj to help. It dosnt have very much effect on the diabetes as far as lowering blood sugar but generally makes me feel much better.
     
  5. bluntman3000

    bluntman3000 Registered+

    frosty1, waht did u tell yuor doctor so he could get yor medical marijuana? also do they give u a card? do u live in canada?
     
  6. Tmar.aLL.DaYmar

    Tmar.aLL.DaYmar Registered+

    just tell him your interested. its not like hes going to run to the police, its confidential.
     
  7. junior420

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    My brohter had type 2 diabetes and all he did was smoke weed all day everyday and then a couple months later he didnt need insulin shots and the diabetes went away!
     
  8. junior420

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    My brother had type 2 diabetes and all he did was smoke weed all day everyday and then a couple months later he didnt need insulin shots and the diabetes went away!
     
  9. joogee

    joogee Registered

    MJ and diabetes

    It is highly unlikely that smoking MJ made his type 2 diabetes go away. Perhaps he lost weight or follows his diet better, but it sure wouldn't have anything to do with the MJ.
    As you know, munchies make tight glucose control quite a problem since the urge to binge way overcomes the desire to watch your diet. It is true that painful neuropathy can be helped with medical mj.
     
  10. bluntman3000

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    Im not worried about smoking weed since I do it all the time and it doesnt effect my blood sugar in anyway.....I smoked weed before i had diabetes and i smoke it now when i do have diabetes...I was jsut womndering if i can get a medical marijuana card so it can hlep with nausea casued by siabegtes and help circulation of my veins and prevent nueropathy
     
  11. joogee

    joogee Registered

    MJ and type 1

    mj isnt going to do one thing for your circulation or prevent neuropathy. there is no medical evidence that it can do either. Good luck with that.
     

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