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Marijuana and Diabetes (Type 1)

Hi,
My name is jean. i just joined this website for one purpose. to talk and informate about marijuana and diabetes. well the knowledge that i know of. Im 16 years old and have been diabetec for 3 years now. you ask anyone about diabetes and they say they hate it just like me. we hate the daily injections we have to give ourselves, we hate checking our sugar, we hate not eating and enjoying what our other friends do... because of diabetes. i had to stop playing the sport i love football, because of diabetes. just because u have it doesnt mean you have to stop playing, but my parents didnt like the idea of me playing because they're terrified of seeing me laying down on the field going into some type of coma or whatever. but thats not the point. ive been smoking weed since the age of 12. i enjoy it. it doesnt hurt people around me. definantly doesnt hurt me. when i found out i had diabetes i lost over 20 pounds of muscle and fat, i was more fatigued, and drinking water like it was going to be the last water i ever tasted. when checked at my doc, the glucose meter couldnt even read my sugar. it was to high. my A1C was 15.7%. im not lying i have the medical papers to prove it. while all this i thought to myself i HAVE to quit smoking if not it might do worse. so i didnt care. i went and did my little experiment smoking weed and managing my diabetes. it HAD TO BE the best decision i have ever made so far. i smoke before i eat my sugar around the 80's-90's. after i finish eating a couple hours later smoke again same sugars. i personally think the THC makes a great contribution to your pancreas and the insulin. now my A1C is 5.8% on paper thats im not diabetec. but i still have to inject and all that but i think the weed helps.

Now i have seen some polls posted saying marijuana gives you "munchies" yes of course thats true. and its dangerous when you eat excessive carbs. but YOU  have the power to control it.
Always remember, marijuana takes over you when you ALLOW it to take over you. its not the marijuanas fault.  ive been so high that ive felt clouds. but i am still in control. ive never done something i regret when im high. im fully aware of what im doing. i MIGHT do it retardingly but i noe what im doing.


Now  mind you marijuana helps your condition (mypersonal opnion not scientifically proven..... yet)
but im not saying to go and be a "burnout" and smoke weed every time your high dies. it all depends on the person. how strong your mind is.




thats just my opinions. people might dissagree. people might not approve. people might say its immoral.
but thats why its called OPINION. i could care less of what people might think or might not think. its my body its working for me and i WILL continue what im doing. people might do what im doing. try it out. it wont kill you, it wont land you in a hospital, and its DAMN SURE BETTER THAN HAVING LOW SUGARS.



questions or comments???
i would love to hear them.
again i hope eveyone out there experiencing from diabetes gets better.. not better. i hope for a cure such as like billions and billions people do.
GOD BLESS ! !
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hi.  well, i think you are much better off smoking than drinking!!
i too am a type 1 diabetic and i smoke.  i don't notice that it has any impact on my levels whatsoever.  i spoke with someone in california who uses mediacal marijuana, he had type 2, he swore it helped with preventing glaucoma, and with blood flow in general.

my only gripe with THC is that i believe it slows down the metabolism.  i have been smoking for 15 or so years and i cannot loose a pound to save my life!    also, if you smoke everyday, it can kill your motivation.

if you don't smoke cigarettes, DON'T START!!!  

just stay active--find a way to excersize, even if it means bringing glucose gel with you everywhere.  

but overall, i'm all for it, i think its harmless and certainly safer than drinking
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doesnt smoking slow your blood flow so maybe now you feel good later in life when a body part is to be cut off what will you feel then just when you have a family and the worst time it can happen don't plan for now plan for the future.
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Your hypothalamus controls your hunger cravings and weed stimulates this part of your brain.  While you do have the power to control your urges and over rule your brain when it comes to the "muchies", you are not doing yourself any favors.  The THC is not doing anything beneficial to your sugars, so you can take that off the table.  That is not an opinion, that is science.  
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I am not sure, the effect marijuana has on my blood sugars, but I have been smoking on and off (mostly on lol) for about a year and while many people say it is bad especially with diabetes, I would say both from scientific evidence and personal experience that if you want to get intoxicated, marijuana is a much smarter choice for diabetics(and honestly anyone for that matter). As long as you have the discipline to not eat while high (or just bolus for it and test blood sugar, I can still manage that even stoned), it isn't really dangerous in my opinion. So my advice to anyone else would basically be, think about what your doing and probably test first, but if you must, smoking pot is a much safer choice for diabetics than drinking (and honestly more fun in my opinion).
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What I meant in the above post about not sure of the effect, I'm pretty sure it has very little effect, as my blood sugars don't typically do anything out of the ordinary when I smoke.
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Hey guys, maybe I'm a little late on the post but I wanna try weed at least once in my life but im diabetic... what EXACTLY does it do? Does it increase your sugar thing like you were at 5.8 before and after smoking or after the effect when your back to normal its a 20 or does it go down like to 2.

Cuz I know for a fact you should always watch your glycemy if u wanna drink because u might go in hypo or under 4... w.e way you say it
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