4 Ways Weed Can Help People With Diabetes
At StripsUSA we take a pro-cannabis position when it comes to it’s medicinal and health benefits. We believe that marijuana should have a place in doctors arsenal to treat diabetes and other chronic diseases.
This article is not medical advice. Consult your doctor before using marijuana as a part of any medical treatment or regimen.
Here are 5 benefits of marijuana for diabetics.
Can Be A Preventative
New Studies show that cannabis use is associated with lower levels of fasting insulin and HOMA-IR. There is also a clear correlation with marijuana use and smaller waist size. Smaller waist size has been shown to have health benefits across the spectrum, not just for diabetics.
Anecdotal evidence shows that marijuana use along with exercise and a healthy diet could do a lot to prevent the symptoms and progression of diabetes. Especially Type 2 Diabetes.
Lowers Insulin Resistance
A 2013 clinical study found that present users of marijuana had a mean Insulin Resistance of 1.8, contrasted with 2.2 for past users and 2.5 for those that have never used marijuana. Current weed users were additionally found to have lower levels of blood glucose contrasted with past partakers and non-users. Current users had mean blood glucose levels of 99.7 mg/dL, contrasted and 100.6 mg/dL for past users and 103.5 mg/dL for non-users. In any case, the exact means of which cannabinoids apply their benefits for IR has so far not been resolved.
High body mass index (BMI) and big waistline are altogether connected to a higher risk for diabetes. Different studies have been directed on the connection between weed use and Body Mass Index, with clashing outcomes. A recent report found that weed use was not related with changes in BMI, while two expansive national studies discovered lower Body Mass Index and diminished levels of corpulence in weed users in spite of higher-than-normal consumption of calories. The 2013 investigation found that present marijuana usage was related with a smaller than in non-users of cannabis.
Lower Blood Pressure
Marijauna use has been shown over time to reduce blood pressure. This provides a benefit not just to diabetics but to people in general. Hypertension is called the silent killer for a reason and any substance that has been shown to lower blood pressure should be looked at seriously as a treatment.
Everyone knows that when you smoke marijuana its going to change the way you feel. But there is a lot more to it. Different strains and methods of consuming marijuana produce different effects.
As a diabetic that has to take measures to control blood sugar on their own on a daily basis it can be very stressful. Anxiety and and depression can become a way of life.
Marijuana use has been shown to reduce anxiety and produce general positive feelings for the user. This can make it more enjoyable to get through the daily routine of blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration.
Marijuana Is A Natural Medicine
We believe that marijuana is a natural medicine that was put on this earth to be used responsibly by those that need it. The side effects are minimal and the benefits are great.
Just like with any drug or treatment there is a potential for abuse and misuse but that potential is small compared to the benefits.
We believe diabetics should have the option of cannabis treatment along with traditional treatment to help them live a healthy happy productive life.