Could Cannabis Help Treat Diabetes Complications?

American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) in 2005 found a long list of supposed benefits for cannabis when given to people with diabetes.

Could Cannabis Help Treat Diabetes Complications

  • Balancing blood sugar
  • Having properties of anti-inflammation which could stop arterial inflammation
  • Reducing neuropathic inflammation and pain
  • Lowering blood pressure over time
  • Relieving the common diabetic ‘restless leg syndrome’ and allowing patients to sleep better

This list hasn’t been refuted yet in the several studies over the years. These studies found that cannabis is quite healthy for the body as it affects the endogenous cannabinoid. According to the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws: “most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining the human health”.

It is found that cannabis helps delaying type 2 diabetes. This was confirmed by two research studies, one in 2013 in the American Journal of Medicine and the other in 2014 in the Natural Medicine Journal. Тhe conclusion was that the cannabis is quite beneficial in treating people with type 1 and 2 diabetes, especially when complications arise. Some of these findings in this studies are:

  • Cannabis helps control blood glucose
  • Users are less likely to be obese, and have lower BMI and smaller waistlines
  • Users had better fasting insulin and were less insulin resistant
  • Users showed higher levels of HDL “good cholesterol”

Also, in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2015 was confirmed the anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol in treatment of several different illness, and on the list was type 2 diabetes.

Source:
theweeklyobserver.com

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