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JADEO Diabetes 1 day ago / Toronto, Ontario


Is Cannabis A Viable Option For Treating Diabetes?

As growing research investigating cannabis use and its effects on diabetes, we are learning the potential powers of the plant in helping a massive percentage of the Canadian population. Currently, one in four Canadians lives with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes, and this is expected to rise to one in three by 2020 if current trends continue. Studies are now revealing that cannabis can be considered as an effective treatment for diabetes or even play a role in prevention, with the potential to make some headway in the field of diabetes.

Possible benefits of Cannabis

For the most part, research investigating the relationship between cannabis use and diabetes has shown promising results. Research by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has suggested that cannabis can help do a number of things that play a positive role for diabetics. One key benefit is its ability to stabilize blood sugars. A large body of anecdotal evidence is building among people with diabetes to support this. See, for people with diabetes, it is critical to manage blood-glucose levels and manage the associated symptoms of the disease to avoid the worst outcomes, including vision loss, kidney damage, and limb amputations.

While blood sugar stabilization may be the most obvious benefit to diabetics, there are many more, so we took a closer look into the medical research to look at the vast array of relief it may offer.

Stress Relief

Yes, that’s right. To begin with - cannabis is helpful for stress! For many type 1 diabetes patients, stress and anxiety are a common problem (like the rest of us) that can aggravate the blood glucose level fluctuation. CBD and THC can help make stress much more manageable while boosting an individual’s overall energy level. Keeping stress in check is paramount to keeping a myriad of other troubling symptoms at bay.

Insulin Management

CBD has been found to reduce the inflammation of pancreatic cells and THCV has shown to improve glucose tolerance and increase insulin sensitivity for type 1 diabetic individuals. This means that there is a possibility that less insulin is needed for the management and the fluctuation of the blood glucose level is more manageable with the use of CBD.

To confirm these findings, another research was conducted in 2012 where obese rats lost significant weight and experienced an increase in pancreas weight after exposure to organic cannabis extract. The increase in the weight of the pancreas indicates that the insulin producing pancreatic cells (known as beta cells)are protected by the presence of cannabinoids in type 1 diabetes.

A 2016 study found that THCV and CBD decreased blood glucose levels and increased insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes, indicating a“new therapeutic agent for glycemic control”. Previously, tests in mice have shown the compounds boosted metabolism, leading to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood and fat in the liver. A separate 2017 study found that cannabis use was linked with lower insulin resistance in a cohort of people with and without diabetes. [357]

Neuropathic Pain

The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathic pain. Studies are available showing cannabis playing a big part in better managing neuropathy symptoms. Prevent nerve inflammation and ease the pain of neuropathy, which is by stimulating receptors in the body and brain. Cannabis can be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain and tingling in hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy is another complication reported to be eased by cannabis. This is due to cannabis's role in affecting our endocannabinoid system. As a result, cannabis works as a painkiller, giving relief from the recurring pain or numbness associated with neuropathic conditions. Neuropathy is a very painful experience for diabetics, making cannabis a wonderful alternative than more typical treatments like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some patients are even prescribed morphine, which is loaded with dangerous side effects.

Increased Circulation

Using cannabinoid therapies can help a diabetic lower blood pressure over time, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other diabetes complications. CBD has been proven to help keep blood vessels open and improve circulation.

Treatment for inflammation

CBD has actually long been known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and because chronic inflammation is known to play a role in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, research is investigating its efficacy in reducing inflammation in diabetes.

A 2017 study by the Medical College of Georgia revealed that CBD treatment reduced inflammation in animal models of diabetes, concluding “the non-psychotropic CBD is a promising candidate for anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective therapeutics”.

In 2015, Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reported that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could treat different illnesses such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Relief for eyes

It may not be a commonly thought of symptom of diabetes, but glaucoma is a type of eye disease that is caused by conditions that severely restrict blood flow to the eye, such as severe diabetic retinopathy. Cannabis compounds have also been shown to reduce intra-ocular pressure (the fluid pressure within the eye) considerably in people with glaucoma. Furthermore, the eyes can suffer problems leaving them less sensitive to changes in light.

Promise for the future

As we see more and more states and countries legalizing medical marijuana, we are going to find more patients with diabetes be given options alternative to harmful pharmaceutical drugs which are the most widely prescribed treatment for symptoms associated with diabetes. While medical research has shed new light on the usefulness of cannabis for diabetics, it’s expected that we will uncover more and more evidence to back its use in healthcare.

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8 Most Unexpected Medical Benefits of CBD

Joseph Misulonas

There are plenty of medical benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) that are well-documented. This includes things like pain relief, anti-anxiety and helping prevent seizures. But there are plenty of medical benefits of CBD that are not talked about much at all. Here are the eight most surprising benefits of CBD: 1. Acne You probably think that slathering random creams on your face are the only way to treat acne. But CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties help reduce breakouts, and it’s also known to inhibit [...]

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Diabetes and the Fear It Creates

Allison Caggia

People with diabetes need their insulin and medication to stay healthy. Many hoard supplies in case of emergencies. Others try to, but unfortunately, these items are extremely expensive, and it just isn’t feasible for them. I recently got a glimpse of a diabuddy’s supply drawer (it was more like an entire bureau) and was in […]

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Ask the doctors: Cannabinoids' effect on glucose control still not yet understood

Ask the doctors: Cannabinoids' effect on glucose control still not yet understood  The Spokesman-ReviewMarijuana's glucose effect needs study  Citizens VoiceCannabinoids' effect on glucose control still not yet understood  Brunswick NewsFull coverage

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Leaning on Family and Friends for Diabetes Support

Kerri Sparling

In the course of my experiences as an advocate for diabetes, I’ve had people ask me what my parents did to help me become a well-adjusted adult with… The post Leaning on Family and Friends for Diabetes Support appeared first on ASweetLife.

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The Importance of Breakfast for Diabetes

David Spero, BSN, RN

Recent research investigates the importance of breakfast for diabetes. Learn what it's discovered, and how you can get the most out of the most important meal of the day... The post The Importance of Breakfast for Diabetes appeared first on Diabetes Self-Management.

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Top 7 Ways Cannabis Can Strengthen National Public Health

Nicole Skrobin

Based on the latest research that has been released thus far, there are seven ways in which the transformation of cannabis can benefit public health.The post Top 7 Ways Cannabis Can Strengthen National Public Health appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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JADEO Diabetes 1 day ago / Toronto, Ontario


Is Cannabis A Viable Option For Treating Diabetes?

As growing research investigating cannabis use and its effects on diabetes, we are learning the potential powers of the plant in helping a massive percentage of the Canadian population. Currently, one in four Canadians lives with diabetes, undiagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes, and this is expected to rise to one in three by 2020 if current trends continue. Studies are now revealing that cannabis can be considered as an effective treatment for diabetes or even play a role in prevention, with the potential to make some headway in the field of diabetes.

Possible benefits of Cannabis

For the most part, research investigating the relationship between cannabis use and diabetes has shown promising results. Research by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) has suggested that cannabis can help do a number of things that play a positive role for diabetics. One key benefit is its ability to stabilize blood sugars. A large body of anecdotal evidence is building among people with diabetes to support this. See, for people with diabetes, it is critical to manage blood-glucose levels and manage the associated symptoms of the disease to avoid the worst outcomes, including vision loss, kidney damage, and limb amputations.

While blood sugar stabilization may be the most obvious benefit to diabetics, there are many more, so we took a closer look into the medical research to look at the vast array of relief it may offer.

Stress Relief

Yes, that’s right. To begin with - cannabis is helpful for stress! For many type 1 diabetes patients, stress and anxiety are a common problem (like the rest of us) that can aggravate the blood glucose level fluctuation. CBD and THC can help make stress much more manageable while boosting an individual’s overall energy level. Keeping stress in check is paramount to keeping a myriad of other troubling symptoms at bay.

Insulin Management

CBD has been found to reduce the inflammation of pancreatic cells and THCV has shown to improve glucose tolerance and increase insulin sensitivity for type 1 diabetic individuals. This means that there is a possibility that less insulin is needed for the management and the fluctuation of the blood glucose level is more manageable with the use of CBD.

To confirm these findings, another research was conducted in 2012 where obese rats lost significant weight and experienced an increase in pancreas weight after exposure to organic cannabis extract. The increase in the weight of the pancreas indicates that the insulin producing pancreatic cells (known as beta cells)are protected by the presence of cannabinoids in type 1 diabetes.

A 2016 study found that THCV and CBD decreased blood glucose levels and increased insulin production in people with type 2 diabetes, indicating a“new therapeutic agent for glycemic control”. Previously, tests in mice have shown the compounds boosted metabolism, leading to lower levels of cholesterol in the blood and fat in the liver. A separate 2017 study found that cannabis use was linked with lower insulin resistance in a cohort of people with and without diabetes. [357]

Neuropathic Pain

The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathic pain. Studies are available showing cannabis playing a big part in better managing neuropathy symptoms. Prevent nerve inflammation and ease the pain of neuropathy, which is by stimulating receptors in the body and brain. Cannabis can be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain and tingling in hands and feet. Peripheral neuropathy is another complication reported to be eased by cannabis. This is due to cannabis's role in affecting our endocannabinoid system. As a result, cannabis works as a painkiller, giving relief from the recurring pain or numbness associated with neuropathic conditions. Neuropathy is a very painful experience for diabetics, making cannabis a wonderful alternative than more typical treatments like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Some patients are even prescribed morphine, which is loaded with dangerous side effects.

Increased Circulation

Using cannabinoid therapies can help a diabetic lower blood pressure over time, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other diabetes complications. CBD has been proven to help keep blood vessels open and improve circulation.

Treatment for inflammation

CBD has actually long been known to possess anti-inflammatory properties, and because chronic inflammation is known to play a role in the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, research is investigating its efficacy in reducing inflammation in diabetes.

A 2017 study by the Medical College of Georgia revealed that CBD treatment reduced inflammation in animal models of diabetes, concluding “the non-psychotropic CBD is a promising candidate for anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective therapeutics”.

In 2015, Israeli researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem reported that the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD could treat different illnesses such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease.

Relief for eyes

It may not be a commonly thought of symptom of diabetes, but glaucoma is a type of eye disease that is caused by conditions that severely restrict blood flow to the eye, such as severe diabetic retinopathy. Cannabis compounds have also been shown to reduce intra-ocular pressure (the fluid pressure within the eye) considerably in people with glaucoma. Furthermore, the eyes can suffer problems leaving them less sensitive to changes in light.

Promise for the future

As we see more and more states and countries legalizing medical marijuana, we are going to find more patients with diabetes be given options alternative to harmful pharmaceutical drugs which are the most widely prescribed treatment for symptoms associated with diabetes. While medical research has shed new light on the usefulness of cannabis for diabetics, it’s expected that we will uncover more and more evidence to back its use in healthcare.

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