• 5 months ago

    Medical marijuana treat for person with diabetes

    My mother has been suffering from Type 2 Diabetics for more than two years. Actually, it has been found out only a year ago as the symptoms of it were mild and we didn’t notice it. Now she has been diagnosed with neuropathy. Doctor said that diabetics might have been the cause for it. She is having the tingling feeling, numbness and sharp shooting pain. We took her for physical therapy, but she didn’t have much benefit from there. She always complains about the pain. One of our relatives suggested us to take medical cannabis in order to reduce the pain. Is it possible for diabetic patients to take medical cannabis? I don’t know much about it. Our relative asked us to go to a medical marijuana in British Columbia ( https://apollocannabis.ca/british-columbia/ ).
    What do you think? Should we give it a try? Is it worth it?


  • 5 months ago

    RE: Medical marijuana treat for person with diabetes

    ...I was watching a court TV show that had a plaintiff, a woman who had two beautiful show dogs, who paid the plaintiff, a "professional" dog trainer, thousands of dollars to "train" her "babies"...
    The insanity of the case: How stupid do you have to be to realize, you can train dogs to the cows come home but if the OWNER(S) aint "trained", you'll wind up with nothing but...wild, uncontrolled and mentally unstable animals, regardless.

    In other words, it's never the dog that needs "training". Always!

    People that sell "magic bullets", especially diabetes!, are "professional" dog trainers.

    I'm not saying cannabis don't work. I'm just saying, expect no miracles if your mom (and the family) aint willing to put in the work.
    ALL pain relief, long term, comes with life "changes"...and those that refuse to address "root cause" of inflammation just wind up junkies.
      • 5 months ago
        Sorry, your answer is unacceptable. First, neuropathy is nerve damage. Controlling sugar levels will help in the future but does nothing about present pain. Second, Marijuana is a viable option for many with pain. It doesn’t work for everyone. If someone doesn’t want to also get high, then CBD oil is a good alternative and what works on children who have certain kinds of seizures. Https://www.healthline.com/health/cbd-oil-benefits .
      • 5 months ago
        You speak with such certainty, kittyp2060. It's almost as if you've asked a question in which you already knew the answer...In any event, go ahead an buy the cannabis, then.

        btw, I reversed my Type 2 Diabetes by addressing the root cause: reduce inflammation without medication.

        Pain killer advocates rationalize, "Well, what the heck difference does it make how you reduce inflammation (ie. drugs)?"

        My answer to that is: "Resistance".
        Your body builds a resistance when you continue to slam drugs...
        to opiods...
        to cannabis...
        to alcohol...
        and, especially, insulin!
        btw, another term for Type 2 Diabetes is insulin "resistance".

        but, with so much certainty and experience, nobody is gonna convince you otherwise. All the same, I wish you and your mother the best of luck and I'm sorry I could not be of much help. I tried.
      • 5 months ago
        The obvious lack of medical credibility to portions of this post is dangerous. It should be removed as abusive if so judged by a medical professional.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Medical marijuana treat for person with diabetes

    It is disappointing when an apparently sincere request for medical clarification does not appear to receive the respect it deserves by many, especially when associated with a source like WebMD. That said, I have been diabetic for decades, and both Type 1 and Type 2 are generously interspersed throughout generations of my family.

    Pain is pain regardless of source. Patients owe it to both themselves and their families to do everything possible to be able to function at their respective highest level - whatever that is. Diabetes and diabetic neuropathy can cause intense and often debilitating pain. Unless you have experienced it personally or even cared daily for someone who has, it is - at best - difficult to appreciate. Applying labels - or implying that taking insulin will always escalate into needing more insulin in and of itself - is not the experience of me or anyone in my family. Worse, those without diabetes with whom I work who THINK they know all about diabetes have done more damage and prejudice in the workplace than any other single type of action. While their intentions are admirable, their lack of knowledge has proved dangerous at best.

    Bottom line: work with a good endocrinologist, BUT do whatever is necessary to control pain. Once the pain is tolerable, other improvements can begin. If pain meds can be later decreased or eliminated completely, so much the better. However, improvements while in pain are difficult to implement and even more challenging to maintain. If pain meds must be increased temporarily or permanently, doing what is best to function to the highest extent possible is what has been best for everyone in my family. Whether it is opioids, cannibas - whatever, do what works, and keep trying alternatives until you find something that does.

    Finally, because of the obvious lack of thought and consequence spent reviewing posts, this will be the last time I EVER check this diabetic information as a source. The blatant disrespect in so few posts do not make it a credible source for me or my family.
      • 5 months ago

        Bottomline: Cannabis has not been approved, yet, for neuropathic treatment because the long term affects remain unknown.

        One thing I will agree with you, I thoroughly endorse your reco for consulting an endocrinologist. All pain intervention and management issues are different for each and every patient, ESPECIALLY, Type 2 Diabetic patients. When addressing pain, the goal is to reduce or quiet inflammation. Pain meds are one way.

        But, there are many nonpharmacologic treatments for pain that can be effective and part of a thoughtful pain management plan, too.
      • 5 months ago
        There are a number of prescription drugs to treat diabetic neuropathy and some are not pain killers.
        If you decide to try medical marijuana, be sure to go to a reputable doctor and marijuana clinic.