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Any effects are there of using cannabis for a diabetic patient?

What are your thoughts on diabetics using cannabis? I myself am a 10 year type I and I use cannabis for relieve of the pain in my nerves . Just want a professionals thought. Thank You
Asked On : Wed, 10 Nov 2010
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Psychiatrist 's  Response

Welcome to HCM,

My thoughts for you:

- If you are taking low dose of cannabis under physician supervision, and experiencing improvement in pain then continue it.

- If you are self medicating yourself with cannabis then stop it.

- Apart from cannabis now a days other medicines are also for diabetic neuropathic pain, So you can try these one after physician advise.

Take care,
Answered: Sat, 27 Aug 2011
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Anesthesiologist Dr. Shivakumar. M. C.'s  Response
Use of cannabis for the treatement of pain due to dibetic neuropathy is not advocated, as cannabis indica increse the blood glucose. secondly better control of blood glucose may reduce progress of neuropathy, use of multi vitamin treatment may be usefull in neuropathy, and use pregabalin/ gabapentine. consult diabetalogist for treatment.
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