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Marijuana And Type 1 Diabetes

Marijuana And Type 1 Diabetes

Warning: Content within discusses drugs that are illegal in some jurisdictions. Beyond Type 1 in no way encourages illegal activity and would like to remind its readers that marijuana usage continues to be an offense under US federal law. From Cheech and Chong to Nancy Botwin on Weeds, marijuana has had its share of the spotlight over the years. Legislative consensus is “half baked” with 28 states having legalized medical marijuana (eight of which legalized it for recreational purposes, ages 21+). That means in more than half the states in the US, you can use pot medicinally. Legal or not, depending on where you live and what your ailment or aim is, it doesn’t mean “everybody must get stoned.” It does mean though, if you’re going to “puff the magic dragon,” you should know a few things first. Like dude…what about marijuana and Type 1 diabetes? These are the must-knows and things to consider when it comes to ganja. What’s the law? Find out where it’s legal in the US according to CNN. What are the side effects of marijuana? Like any other drug, marijuana is a mind-altering substance, which is to say, you act, think or feel differently on it. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical known to cause marijuana’s psychological effects. Some report feeling no effect, but this is uncommon. Different stains (types) of marijuana and different ways in which to consume it can also produce varying effects. While your reaction is individual, you should know the wide range of side effects that you could experience when under the influence of marijuana. You could feel… relaxed euphoric sleepy talkative anxious paranoid thirsty hungry What are the long-term effects of marijuana? Because marijuana is not legal under federal law in the US and in other parts o Continue reading >>

Can Marijuana Improve Blood Sugars In Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Marijuana Improve Blood Sugars In Type 2 Diabetes?

Can Marijuana Improve Blood Sugars in Type 2 Diabetes? Doctors visits, blood tests and more medications. This is the norm when youreliving with type 2 diabetes. Life becomes a new routine of pricking your finger, worrying if the food you ate is going to spike your sugars and becoming nervous at every little tingle in your fingers and toes. You have to deal with conflicting advice about what you should and shouldnt eat (hint: diabetic foods are definitely not a good choice). Is it any wonder that there is a higher risk of depression for type 2 diabetics.What if there was a natural solution that might help your mood and your blood sugar control? This plant goes by so many names, marijuana, maryjane, weed and is the most widely used illicit drug worldwide. What you might not know is that cannabis has a wide range of medicinal benefits. To understand the medicinal uses of cannabis we first need to look at how it works in the body. Our body has its own cannabinoid receptors, called the Endocannabinoid system. The system helps regulate a number of processes including appetite, memory, mood, pain, metabolism, blood flow and cell immunity. The active ingredients in cannabis are called cannabinoids, they can act on the endocannabinoid system which is where the medical benefits come from. Cannabis contains around 80 different cannabinoids most of which have not been widely researched as yet. The most well known cannabinoid contained in cannabis is THC. Actually, humans have been cultivating and using hemp (the plant the cannabis comes from) for over 10,000 years. Evidence shows it is the first agricultural crop our ancestors farmed. Cannabis has also been used medicinally for nearly as long, with Queen Victoria using it regularly. It is the THC component of cannabis that makes i Continue reading >>

This Is How And When You Can Get Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

This Is How And When You Can Get Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

FacebookEmail Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest This is how and when you can get medical marijuana in Pennsylvania Medical marijuana processors and dispensaries are going up now, but it will be several months before people can get and fill prescriptions. This is how and when you can get medical marijuana in Pennsylvania Medical marijuana processors and dispensaries are going up now, but it will be several months before people can get and fill prescriptions. Check out this story on publicopiniononline.com: A link has been sent to your friend's email address. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. This is how and when you can get medical marijuana in Pennsylvania Jim Hook , [email protected] Published 7:00 a.m. ET Sept. 15, 2017 | Updated 7:22 a.m. ET Sept. 15, 2017 Pennsylvania will gain about $7.9 million from marijuana permit applicants this year. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record About one of every seven people in Franklin County has a condition that could qualify them for medical marijuana. Medical marijuanacan be used in Pennsylvania to treat any one of 17 serious medical conditions, including two relatively common disorders severe chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. The states medical marijuana program is to be fully implemented by early 2018, but mid-April appears to be the earliest that patients couldbe able to pick up medical marijuana at their local dispensary. The state is still developing the system. Growers and dispensaries have scarcely started on getting their buildings ready. Related: Officials expect no problem when medical marijuana comes to town The process for getting a prescription and picking up medical marijuana is more involved than visiting your family doctor and stopping by the neighborhood drug store. Both the presc Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Marijuana: A Possible Treatment?

Diabetes And Marijuana: A Possible Treatment?

Marijuana is currently legal for medical use in 28 American states and the District of Columbia. There are increasing evidence to support the claims that the Cannabis plant offers many potential medicinal properties for a wide number of diseases and disorders. Although we know that marijuana can be helpful in treating nervous disorders, little research is available on its other healing properties because of the law against using the herb for medicinal use. Because of the regulations and the stigma against marijuana, the opinions are biased. But the early research looks promising between the relationship between marijuana and the metabolic processes of the body is still in a relatively new research phase. Of the many research done on various health problems, one of the newest claims is that marijuana can help prevent diabetes, help treat diabetes, and treat certain complications as a result of diabetes. To clear the stigma about marijuana, this article will cover these following topics: What is Marijuana Marijuana has numerous of nicknames throughout the years. Amongst all the names, it is most commonly known as weed, pot, ganja, Mary Jane, hemp, and Cannabis. It is actually the female flower buds of the plant Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or a hybrid of both strains (the male flower buds have very minimal psychedelic chemicals if not none). Of the 483 known compounds in the plant, there are 86 canninoid chemicals identified. Of the 86 chemicals, the main psychoactive pharmacological chemical is called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Other cannabinoid chemicals found are cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), cannabaravin (THCV), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannbicyclol (CBL). All these cannabinoid chemicals are known to also have psychoactive and pharma Continue reading >>

Diabetes Prescriptions

Diabetes Prescriptions

Tweet Exemption certificates for prescriptions are available for those people who take insulin or medication to control their diabetes. This type of certificate lasts for a 5 year period, and people with diabetes can apply using a form from their doctor or from the Post Office. However, people that use diet to control their diabetes and do not need medication will not be granted a Medical Exemption Certificate unless they meet other criteria. How do I get free prescriptions? To get free prescriptions, people with diabetes in England must: Be aged 18 to 60 Be prescribed medication to manage their diabetes Have a valid and current Medical Exemption Certificate. People in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland qualify for free prescriptions regardless of how their diabetes is treated How do I get a Medical Exemption Certificate? You should always be told by either your GP or your pharmacy if you are eligible for free medication, but it is up to you to find out if you are entitled to a Medical Exemption Certificate. You need to obtain and fill in an FP92A application form from your doctor, filling in parts one and two and ensuring an authorised member of the surgery confirms your information is correct. How long does the Medical Exemption Certificate last? This Medical Exemption Certificate will last for 5 years, or until your 60th birthday and, while the NHS should send you a reminder letter one month before your certificate is due to expire, you should take the initiative to re-apply before your certificate becomes invalid. Why did I not know about this? If you have been collecting your diabetes medication for free, and you sign to say you have valid medical exemption when your Medical Exemption Certificate has expired, you are liable to be charged. This is done by the NHS Continue reading >>

Medical Cannabis Treatment For Diabetes

Medical Cannabis Treatment For Diabetes

Before my grandma died of complications of Type 2 diabetes, I saw her one last time and she was bathed in a brilliant, white light sort of like sunrise those broadcast feelings of peace and rest. It was the end of a hard-scrabble immigrant life in the sugar cane and pineapple fields of Kauai, Hawaii, that afforded my grandparents a small farm filled with cows, pigs, chickens, cats and many, many vegetables. I write this because diabetes took away my favorite grandma. It pisses me off because there are cannabis strategies now available that werent then available. My grandma wouldnt have smoked but she would certainly have tried edibles, were they available. Research has revealed the great medicinal qualities cannabis possesses in relation to diabetes. What is Diabetes?Lets start by saying that almost ten percent of the U.S. population has diabetes. That is 29 million sufferers. And two out of three will die of complications of the disease. So, it certainly takes its societal toll. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1, also known as Juvenile diabetes, is a disorder where the pancreas doesnt produce enough insulin. This destruction of pancreas cells happens when certain cells in the body immune cells attack and destroy pancreas cells called Beta Cells. These are the cells that make insulin. Broken beta cells send out wrong amounts of insulin which cause the bodys blood sugar to deviate from the norm. So, you can see how disruptive Type 1 diabetes is for People with Diabetes (PWD). This condition is chronic and patients often require multiple shots of insulin throughout the day. Blood monitoring is crucial. Type 2 diabetes affects 27 million Americans and it is estimated that there are 86 million people who are Type 2 prediabetic. The cause of Type 2 diabetes is insulin Continue reading >>

5 Best Marijuana Strains For Diabetes [2018 Update]

5 Best Marijuana Strains For Diabetes [2018 Update]

The first thing that came to mind when writing this article was “Can a diabetic smoke marijuana?”. By that, we don’t mean “can,” as obviously you can, but rather is smoking cannabis a good idea for a type 1 or 2 diabetics. At first, you might think that the immediate answer is NO, especially as marijuana tends to bring on the munchies which aren’t good for diabetics. But when examining recent studies, findings are painting an entirely different picture. Ok, before we get down to business and reveal to you the best marijuana strains that can assist with diabetes, let’s understand what diabetes is. What is Diabetes? It was recently estimated that 29 million people in the United States have diabetes. Approximately 1.25 million children and adults have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. What’s astonishing is that on a global scale 415 million adults have diabetes, which is 1 in 11 adults and by 2040, it is expected that 642 million adults are will have diabetes. Diabetes is classed as a number of diseases that involve problems with the hormone; Insulin. Normally, when you eat, the pancreas, the organ behind the stomach, release insulin into your body to help store and use the sugar from the food. With those that have diabetes, the pancreas does not function properly and either produces very little insulin or none at all. Why is Insulin so Important? You could say that Insulin is the guardian of the body. Your body is made up of millions of cells all of which need energy to survive. That energy (sugar) is broken down from the food we consume. The medical name is called “Glucose.” Once broken down, the Glucose is transferred through the bloodstream to different cells in your body where it provides energy to those cells. The “distributor” is Insulin. Insulin, w Continue reading >>

Entitlements & Social Welfare Information

Entitlements & Social Welfare Information

This is a reasonable summary of entitlements for people with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and their carers. However, if you are aware of others, Diabetes Ireland would like to hear from you. The information provided is for guidance only, please refer to the official sites for full details – www.revenue.ie and www.welfare.ie. For help with accessing information, completing forms or non-judgemental information on your entitlements, contact your local office of the Citizens Information Service. For details please see www.citizensinformation.ie. This section covers the following topics: Entitlements for Diabetes Management Long Term Illness Scheme Medical card or GP visit card Eye Checks Foot checks Other Entitlements that may be applicable Carer’s allowance Entitlements around Employment/ Education Employment Entitlements for Diabetes Management Long Term Illness Scheme Everyone with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, regardless of income/circumstances is entitled to a Long term illness (LTI) book. All people with diabetes are entitled to receive their diabetes medications, pens/syringes lancets, blood glucose monitoring strips free of charge. You will also be able to receive medications for associated conditions such as cholesterol lowering and blood pressure medication, if prescribed. Speak to a member of your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and request a form for completion. Any supplies/medications are available free once the application is approved. Payments you make prior to approval will not be reimbursed. You can have a medical card and long term illness book. Since July 1st 2013, gestational diabetes is no longer a condition eligible for the LTI scheme because under the legal requirement for an LTI, it is not viewed as a lifelong condition. Medical card or GP visit card You Continue reading >>

Florida Medical Marijuana For Diabetes Patients

Florida Medical Marijuana For Diabetes Patients

Florida Medical Marijuana for Diabetes Patients Researchers from GW Pharmaceuticals in England have revealed that cannabis contains two compounds that can increase the energy your body burns and therefore help treat various obesity-related diseases including type-2 diabetes. Cannabis drug, commonly known as marijuana, is derived from the cannabis plant yes, that plant people use recreationally and for spiritual and religious rites. In healthy people, the body naturally turns food into glucose or sugar for energy. The pancreas produces insulin, which unlocks body cells to allow glucose absorption. In diabetic people, the system does not work and the result is sugar build up in their bloodstream that can cause draining complications such as chances of developing arteries disease like stroke and coronary artery disease, retinopathy (retina disease that results in blindness or vision impairment), kidney failure or damage and nerve damage or diabetic neuropathy. There are two types: type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes. Type -1, also referred to as juvenile diabetes, develops earlier in life. The autoimmune disease, type-1 diabetes, signals the bodys immune system to start attacking the pancreas. Due to the onslaught, the pancreas stops producing insulin and therefore patients have to supplement with insulin injections. However, the dosing is tricky because too much insulin may cause the blood sugars to drop to uncertainty low levels and insufficient insulin can result in hyperglycemia (a lot of blood sugar). Either of the two can cause deadly complications. The other form of diabetes, type-2 diabetes, generally develops after age 35 and it is mostly a result of sedentary lifestyle or obesity. With type-2, the pancreas continues to produce some insulin, which is usually defi Continue reading >>

Can Diabetes Patients Benefit From Using Marijuana?

Can Diabetes Patients Benefit From Using Marijuana?

Diabetes results from the body’s inability to produce or respond to normal levels of insulin, a hormone responsible for controlling blood glucose (blood sugar). Excess glucose accumulates in the bloodstream when either the pancreas can’t produce enough insulin (Type 1 diabetes/juvenile diabetes), or muscle and liver cells no longer respond to insulin’s message to pull glucose from the blood for storage or use (Type 2 diabetes/adult onset diabetes). This leads to hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) which can be dangerous as well as causing many devastating long-term complications like stroke, heart disease, kidney failure, blindness, or painful nerve damage (neuropathy). Diabetes is typically managed through exercise, dietary restriction, medications, and Insulin shots. What medical researchers are now finding is that Cannabis may be a worthy addition to that list. If you have diabetes, medical marijuana may be able to help you manage your symptoms – and even if you don’t, marijuana could potentially reduce your risk of developing diabetes in the future. Controlling Your Blood Glucose: Cannabis Lowers IR and Fasting Insulin Levels In 2013, the American Journal of Medicine published a long-term, large-scale study examining the relationship between blood sugar, insulin, and insulin resistance (IR). The study examined more than 4,650 adult men and women from 2005 to 2010, of whom about 12.5% (579 study participants) were current Cannabis users. Each participant’s fasting insulin and blood glucose levels were measured after fasting for nine hours. The study found that the participants who were current marijuana users had 17% lower IR and 16% lower fasting insulin levels than participants in the non-using group. This is significant because high fasting insulin levels Continue reading >>

Using Marijuana To Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain

Using Marijuana To Treat Diabetic Nerve Pain

With commentary by lead study author Mark Steven Wallace, MD, chair of the Division of Pain Management at the University of California, San Diego A new randomized, controlled study from the University of California at San Diego has shown that inhaling cannabis can blunt diabetic neuropathic pain for several hours. “We found that the more concentrated the dose, the more relief people got,” says lead author Mark Steven Wallace, MD, chair of the Division of Pain Management at the University of California, San Diego. In the study, published in the July issue of the Journal of Pain, Dr. Wallace and his team recruited 16 patients with pain in their feet from diabetes-related nerve damage. They randomly assigned them to inhale one of three doses of cannabis using vaporization, a process that heats the leaf enough to release the active ingredients but not hot enough to flash the leaf into smoke. (This method makes pot’s effects peak faster and avoids the hazardous carbon monoxide associated with burning the leaves.) Some participants got a placebo. After a two week-break, they crossed over to a different dosage and repeated the test. While participants did get high—they reported euphoria and sedation according to their dose, they also reported effective pain relief. They rated their spontaneous pain lower, and were also less bothered by a gentle stroke with a foam brush and a pinprick with a thin probe on their more painful foot. The pain relief lasted four hours, with the placebo group experiencing a pain intensity score that was higher than all the treatment groups. The testers who inhaled the highest dose reported the least pain. “There is a lot of evidence on the positive effects of cannabis on the treatment of neuropathic pain,” Dr. Wallace says. “However, th Continue reading >>

Diabetes In Case Of Emergency (i.c.e.) Card Pack

Diabetes In Case Of Emergency (i.c.e.) Card Pack

1 x DIABETIC ICECard with writable reverse 2 x Matching key rings with writable reverse for one emergency contact *NEW* 2 x Matching vinyl stickers in 2 different sizes *NEW* By popular demand we have created a specific card for Type 1 Diabetes. This is available in the Medical ICE section ( click here ) and as an option in all our SPECIAL OFFER multi-packs of 2,4,6 & 10 If you suffer from diabetes then you run increased risk of becoming unwell rapidly and being unable to speak for yourself when medical professionalsor anyone who comes to your aid. If you can be quickly identified as a diabetic then the cause of your symtoms can be correctly diagnosed and treated quickly.An ICE Card could provide this invaluable information in a timely manner. Plain and simple, an ICEcard is a card you carry with you everywhere you go. If you are ever in an emergency situation and are unable to speak for yourself, your ICEcard holds all the important information required by first responders to ensure your medical needs are properly and safely met. It also holds the contact details of the people youve selected to be notified just as the card says - in case of emergency. Cards are supplied in packs with matching Key Rings and stickers which help to alert first responders that you are carrying an ICEcard. The card is made of durable PVC with a fully writable reverse surface. Card dimensions are 54 x 86mm with a thickness of only 0.76mm (Same as your bank card). The ICEcard has been designed with the advice of first aid professionals, and with simplicity in mind. The words IN CASE OF EMERGENCY are displayed in bright, bold text along the top right hand corner of the card along with the International (ISO) symbol for First Aid. Do you have multiple medical conditions or a complex medical hi Continue reading >>

Treating Diabetes With Cannabis?

Treating Diabetes With Cannabis?

I am still grinning. Can you see me? Over 10 years back in 2005, we published a brief post here at the ‘Mine about how cannabis (yep: pot, grass, weed, ganja...) can be used to treat diabetes. Really, completely legit! And people have been flocking here ever since to learn more. Now, at the kickoff of 2016, we’re updating that post with a bunch more detail. Seriously, there is a growing body of research (OK, much of it in animals) showing that cannabis can have a number of positive effects on diabetes. It begins with that original 2005 research paper that we highlighted from the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC), which purported that cannabis can have the following benefits for PWDs (people with diabetes): stabilizing blood sugars (confirmed via "a large body of anecdotal evidence building among diabetes sufferers") anti-inflammatory action that may help quell some of the arterial inflammation common in diabetes "neuroprotective" effects that help thwart inflammation of nerves and reduce the pain of neuropathy by activating receptors in the body and brain "anti-spasmodic agents" help relieve muscle cramps and the pain of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders acts as a "vasodilator" to help keep blood vessels open and improve circulation contributes to lower blood pressure over time, which is vital for diabetics substituting cannabis butter and oil in foods "benefits cardiac and arterial health in general" it can also be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain and tingling in hands and feet helps calm diabetic "restless leg syndrome" (RLS), so the patient can sleep better: "it is recommended that patients use a vaporizer or smoked cannabis to aid in falling asleep" Evidence for all of this still stands, and has in fact been corroborated and buil Continue reading >>

Diabetes And Medical Marijuana

Diabetes And Medical Marijuana

Diabetes mellitus is a group of autoimmune diseases characterized by defects in insulin secretion resulting in hyperglycemia (abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood). There are two primary types of diabetes. Type 1 diabetes (also known as juvenile diabetes) are incapable of producing pancreatic insulin and must rely on insulin medication for survival. Type 2 diabetes (also known as adult onset diabetes) produce inadequate amounts of insulin. Type 2 diabetes is a less serious condition that typically is controlled by diet. Over time, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure nerve damage, hardening of the arteries and death. The disease is the third leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease and cancer. A search of the scientific literature reveals no clinical investigations of cannabis for the treatment of diabetes, but does identify a small number of preclinical studies indicating that cannabinoids may modify the disease’s progression and provide symptomatic relief to those suffering from the disease. 2006 Study—5 mg. per day injection of CBD significantly reduced the incidence of diabetes in mice. Also delayed the onset of diabetes in mice. March 2006 American Journal of Pathology—Study done at the Medical College of Virginia—Rats treated with CBD (from 1-4 weeks) experienced protection from diabetic retinopathy (condition characterized by retinal oxygen deprivation and a breakdown of the blood-retinal barrier, is the leading cause of blindness in working age adults). Studies reported in the journal of Neuroscience Letters in 2004—Mice given a cannabis receptor agonist experienced a reduction in diabetic related tactile allodynia (pain resulting from non-injurious stimulus to the skin) compared to non-treated controls Continue reading >>

Commercial Truck Driving And Diabetes: Can You Become Truck Driver With Diabetes

Commercial Truck Driving And Diabetes: Can You Become Truck Driver With Diabetes

In this article we will explore what it takes to get a commercial driver’s license with diabetes, and how to get an insulin waiver for Type 1 and Type 2 persons who use insulin. We will look at requirements for Type 1 vs. Type 2 diabetes. We will look at insulin vs. non-insulin users. We will look at state vs. interstate CDL requirements. We will also look at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) diabetes waiver program, and how you can be evaluated to drive a commercial vehicle across state lines when you have diabetes and use insulin. Intrastate guidelines for CDL with diabetes If you want to work in the trucking industry only within your state, and you do not plan to cross any state lines, you can get approved to drive a commercial vehicle in your state. For drivers driving within state lines, you do not need to apply for the Federal Diabetes Exemption. Likewise, you would not need to apply for the Federal Diabetes Exemption if you do not use insulin. Whatever rules and regulations your state has for holding a CDL with diabetes is what you have to follow for intrastate or interstate trucking. It is important to know that most commercial driving will be considered interstate, not intrastate driving, even if you do not cross state lines. If you are carrying cargo or passengers to or from another state, this is also considered as interstate commercial driving. For information on intrastate commercial driving, check with your home state for CDL requirements and see if they are applicable to you. They vary from state to state, with each state having its own regulations. You can look up the laws governing your state by visiting this page at the American Diabetes Association website, You can type your home state in the search for laws and requirements fo Continue reading >>

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