Diabetes is a disease that causes sugar buildup in the blood due to increased insulin resistance. It is one of the most problematic diseases in the modern world, but it is now gaining more attention as treatment with medical marijuana is beginning to be implemented.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which there is some kind of disorder in the functioning of the pancreas that prevents the body from metabolizing food properly due to the lack of insulin production or its weak action.
Lack of insulin production or decreased insulin function results in constantly high sugar levels in the blood.
For example, a water pipe that is normally filled with water is filled with sweet orange juice or cola 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
If this condition continues, the blood vessels will be overloaded and various complications will occur.
Complications of Diabetes
Pain and necrosis of limbs
In order to prevent serious complications, diabetics are forced to constantly inject insulin by themselves, which is a painful life.
In this situation, medical marijuana is currently attracting attention as a new treatment method.
The following is a detailed explanation of how medical marijuana can help with diabetes.
What are the effects of medical marijuana on diabetes?
In today’s rapidly growing research on medical marijuana, it is said that medical marijuana can have a therapeutic effect on diabetes. The main effects are as follows
Lowering blood pressure
Prevent complications such as heart disease
Stabilizes blood sugar levels.
Reduce inflammation of capillaries and other small blood vessels
Anti-inflammatory effect on the nervous system
Relieves the pain of muscle spasms
Relieves neuralgia (From AAMC study)
Cannabis, which has been shown to relieve pain and nerve pain, has been shown to be effective in concurrently reducing the use of addictive chemicals.
CBD and other cannabinoids also have neuron protective properties, which makes them effective against stroke, one of the most serious complications.
It is also expected to have a direct effect on lowering blood sugar levels, and has been shown to improve or lower “insulin resistance,” the cause of diabetes.
Cannabis products can help prevent diabetes!
Diabetes is a disease that is often directly linked to obesity.
Obesity increases insulin resistance, which in turn increases sugar levels in the blood, but eliminating obesity can improve or prevent mild diabetes.
Cannabis has been shown to increase basal metabolism and make it easier for the body to burn fat.
Because it converts the body’s hard-to-burn fat, commonly known as WAT, into consumable, easy-to-burn fat, commonly known as BAT, it’s also attracting attention for its weight loss effects.
In fact, many people who smoke marijuana are thin, and blood tests show that their insulin resistance is about twice as low.
For these reasons, it is said that the introduction and continuous intake of cannabinoid products in daily life can reduce the risk of diabetes.
In this article, I have explained in detail about medical marijuana and diabetes. Until now, insulin injections have been the main treatment method for diabetes, but if medical marijuana can be taken orally in the future, it will reduce the burden on patients. It is also important for those who are concerned about obesity to take cannabinoids on a daily basis to prevent it.