Weed And Blood Sugar

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Cannabis Use Associated With Lower Blood Sugar

A new study published in the American Journal of Medicine has revealed a potential benefit from the use of cannabis. The article, entitled “The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among U.S. Adults,” investigated the blood sugar-related effects of cannabis use among participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 2005 to 2010. In several other studies of large populations, lower rates of both obesity and diabetes have been noted among users of cannabis, as compared with non-users. This curious fact encouraged the three primary authors of the study to examine cannabis use among the 4657 participants in the national survey. The researchers noted that although cannabis smokers generally consume more calories than non-users, they paradoxically live with lower body mass indexes (BMIs) and reduced rates of both obesity and diabetes. Of the participants in the national survey, 579 were currently using cannabis and 1975 had previously used cannabis. To assess blood glucose, insulin resistance and other factors among cannabis users, the authors organized survey participants into three groups – those who had never used cannabis, Continue reading >>

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  1. thematrix162

    T1 I've been a diabetic for about 6 years now and have smoked weed on and off through out those years. So I've read online how weed is great for your blood sugar in tons of ways and some articles even claim that you can substitute weed for insulin shots. I've experienced first hand getting the munchies and eating a ton and just ignoring my blood sugar then going to check it an hour later and it's as if I never ate. Tl;DR- How does Marijuana effect your blood sugar?

  2. kerray

    I didn't notice any effects even with Dexcom... and I have to compensate for munchies with insulin of course

  3. thematrix162

    That's interesting. Who knows. Everyone reacts differently to weed.

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