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Meds Diabetes

momofthegoons

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While I would still make sure you follow through with doctor's orders, this sounds promising. :twocents:

CBD for Diabetes – The Uprising Cure of 2018

The prevalence of diabetes in the United States is truly shocking.According to the CDC, over 90 million Americans either have diabetes or prediabetes. Overall, more than 30 million Americans (over 9% of the population) have the condition. Meanwhile, pre-diabetes is a condition that can lead to type 2 diabetes within five years if untreated.

“When I found out I had diabetes, my response was shock and fear. I had tried many different programs. I now combine a stable diet with CBD. I have lost 50 pounds, my blood sugars are within normal, and I am off my medication.” William T, IL

Type 1 diabetes accounts for just 5% of cases – if you have this condition, it means your body’s immune system is destroying the cells that release insulin. In effect, it prevents the body from producing insulin and without this crucial substance, your cells won’t be able to absorb glucose (sugar) which is necessary to produce energy.

Type 2 diabetes is overwhelmingly the most common form, and it can develop at any age. If you have this condition, it means your body can produce insulin, but it is unable to use it properly (this is otherwise known as insulin resistance). When the condition gets worse, your pancreas will create lower amounts of insulin, which is known as insulin deficiency.

Dealing with diabetes as soon as possible is crucial. Otherwise, you could suffer from serious medical conditions such as kidney failure, blindness, stroke, heart disease, and even foot or leg amputations! There are dozens of diabetes medications on the market such as Prandin, Glucotrol, and Starlix, but they pose serious side effects and could result in high or low blood sugar if not used properly. In contrast, studies show that CBD is at least as effective as these meds, with little to no side effects.

Is CBD the Best Diabetes Treatment?
It is too early to tell, but early research paints an exceedingly promising picture of CBD being a quality diabetes treatment. If you have diabetes, it completely changes your life as everything revolves around ensuring you manage the condition in advance. For example, if you plan on driving, you need to check your blood glucose levels two hours beforehand and every two hours on the road.

Mood changes and depressive illnesses are also more common in individuals who have long-term medical conditions ,and people living with diabetes are no different. It is normal to feel a total loss of control, which leads to heightened anxiety. Interestingly enough, CBD can help you with anxiety disorders too!

Before we get to the science, here is a quick overview of the multitude of ways in which CBD can help diabetes sufferers:

  • It stabilizes blood sugar levels.
  • It has neuroprotective effects that stop the inflammation of nerves, and it also helps reduce the pain of neuropathy.
  • It helps calm restless leg syndrome (RLS), a common diabetes symptom.
  • It lowers blood pressure.
  • It acts as a vasodilator, which is a medical term denoting a capacity to improve circulation by keeping blood vessels open.
What Does Science Say About CBD?
Doctor Raphael Mechoulam, one of the greatest organic chemists in history, is a pioneer in the research of cannabis’ medicinal properties, and it t is no surprise to learn that he is heavily involved in the search for a marijuana-related treatment for diabetes. He has discovered that CBD receptors occur throughout the body, and the pancreas is one of the organs where he found these receptors to be especially prevalent.

Bear in mind that the pancreas is responsible for regulating blood glucose levels via the systematic release of insulin. Therefore, in theory, the consumption of CBD should help control insulin levels and ultimately prevent diabetes. Of course, it is not a miracle cure — you still need to have a sensible, low sugar diet.

One of the most important studies relating to marijuana and diabetes treatment appeared in the American Journal of Medicine in 2013. It was the result of a 5-year study on the effects of weed on insulin resistance and fasting insulin. It looked at over 4,600 patients, almost half of whom had never used weed, and the researchers discovered that current users of marijuana had 16% lower fasting insulin levels and 17% lower insulin resistance levels than those who had never consumed weed before.

The insulin resistance (IR) aspect is especially interesting. As we previously mentioned, IR relates to type 2 diabetes. In the study, it was found that those who still used marijuana had a mean IR of 1.8. In contrast, past users had an IR of 2.2 while non-users had the highest IR of all at 2.5. Current users also had by far the lowest levels of blood glucose on average.

Can You Use CBD As a Long-Term Treatment for Diabetes?
The short answer is ‘yes’! Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating which means you won’t fail a drug test, won’t get high, and should be able to order it online although some states have restrictions on the sale of CBD. The key is to find the highest quality CBD products on the market, and you can see tons of reviews to find out which CBD product can work for you.

A lot of commercially available marijuana strains (i.e. strains that are for sale in dispensaries) are laden with THC, with the CBD having almost been bred out of the plant. As such, you should focus on CBD-rich strains such as Charlotte’s Web and ACDC. These are filled with CBD and virtually zero THC. Also, the amount you take depends entirely on individual need – some people feel positive effects with as little as 10mg of CBD a day, while others need up to 200mg. We advise you to start low and gradually increase your dosage until you feel the effect you desire.
 

momofthegoons

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CBD Oil May Eliminate The Need For Insulin Shots
There are more than 100 million Americans that have diabetes.

The federal government claims there are more than 100 million Americans either living with diabetes are or on the verge of becoming full-blown diabetic. This means millions more people will be diagnosed with this condition within the next five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thos unfortunate souls who have this disease are unable to produce insulin in the same way as a healthy individual. Basically, the pancreas either ceases insulin production or no longer provides the body with optimal output. Either way, man-made medicines are typically employed to keep the person alive.

The treatment program for diabetics can range from modest changes to regimented treatment. Some can get away with changing their diets and incorporating exercise into their daily routine, while others must lean on regular prescription insulin shots to stay healthy. Anyone who has self-administered insulin will tell you — it’s no picnic.

But there is now a small body of evidence suggesting that medical marijuana, specifically its non-intoxicating compound cannabidiol (CBD), may eventually eliminate the need for insulin shots.

There are two kind of diabetes. Type 1 is when the body no longer produces insulin. A virus is typically responsible for causing this version. It is said that around 5 percent of the population has Type 1 diabetes, appearing mostly in children and young adults.

There is also the more common Type 2 – affecting around 95 percent of the population — in which the body still produces insulin, just not enough for proper function. This version is brought on by a variety of factors, including a high sugar diet and obesity. Genetics also play a role.

Most people diagnosed with diabetes are doomed to regularly prick their fingers to monitor their blood sugar levels. It may also be necessary for them to self administer insulin shots (Metformin or Avandia). But some medical professionals believe that CBD oil, which is produced by extracting nutrients from the cannabis plant, might be able help patients maintain healthy glucose levels.

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem says CBD receptors, which are found all over the human body, are highly prevalent in the pancreas – where insulin is made. His preliminary studies have suggested that feeding these receptors with high doses of CBD may stimulate insulin production without prescription drugs.

Although these results have not been proven without a shadow of a doubt, the concept has inspired additional funding for diabetes research in the United States.

There is also evidence that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could help treat underlying medical conditions associated with diabetes. The compound is beneficial in improving metabolic function and repairing nerve damage – both of which can have a nasty affect on diabetics.

But when considering CBD oil, it is important to discuss it with a medical marijuana professional. Not all oils are created equally, so open dialogue with dispensary staff is a crucial first move. Some diabetics have experienced success with CBD, while others not so much. It is really about finding the medical marijuana product that works best for the individual.
 

Kellya86

Herb Gardener.....
Diet alone is the major factor with diabeties..
Governments happy to spend literally million on drugs alone, let alone all the other costs to the system because of this.. all because we are eating the wrong food.. it's fucking insane to me..

This is why im paleo.. I made my mother go paleo a few months ago, as she was fairly overweight, and borderline diabetic...

She went to the doctors again a few days ago, after losing 2 stone... amd her blood sugar is now normal... happy days.. the doctor was very impressed that she had done all this with no drugs or help..

So the lesson here is simple, if your diabetic or borderline, stop eating the poisens your governments are feeding you.. it's your choice..
Refined sugar is evil.. bleached bread, all dairy..
It's all killing you..

I cant believe people drink milk.. do you know what's in it..??? Google it.. and anyway apart from all the gm chems amd antibiotics, it's just so far from natural it's unreal..
How many other animals suckle milk for their whole life...??? Let alone from another species..
And have you actually seen a cow.. and how big they are.. you think you need that much nutrients in your life..

And dont get me started on potatoes...
I'll stop now...
 

momofthegoons

Vapor Accessory Addict
Staff member
Study: Cannabis Protective Against Diabetes Among Those Overweight


Quebec, Canada: A history of cannabis use is associated with lower fasting insulin levels in obese subjects, according to data published in The Journal of Diabetes.

Canadian researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis consumption and fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance in a nationally representative sample of over 129,000 adults. They reported that both current and past cannabis use was associated with significant and persistent changes in insulin levels in obese subjects compared to non-users. However, these changes were only evident in overweight subjects.

"[W]e found that lifetime marijuana use is significantly associated with lower fasting insulin and HOMA-IR (a measure of insulin resistance) in obese individuals," authors concluded. "We also found that, a long time (> 10 years) after cessation, former users showed significant lower levels of fasting insulin and HOMA-IR scores than did never users, independent of their frequency of use in the past."

The data is consistent with prior observational studies finding that those with history of marijuana use possess more favorable indices related to diabetic control than do non-users.

For more information, contact Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director. Full text of the study, "Lifetime use of marijuana use in relation to insulin resistance in lean, overweight, and obese US adults," appears in The Journal of Diabetes. Additional information specific to cannabis and diabetes is available from NORML.
 

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