I check Google New each morning for the news, one of the topics that I search is "Diabetes" and this news article popped up this morning,
Can ganja use prevent diabetes?
The Jamaican Observer
By Professor Errol Morrison & Dr Aisha Jones
Sunday, April 17, 2016
IN 90 per cent of diabetes worldwide, the underlying cause is related to the body’s resistance to the effect of insulin, which normally acts to maintain steady blood sugar levels.
A five-year study reported in 2013, wherein some 5,000 participants were observed, the users of ganja had 17 per cent lower levels of resistance to insulin as well as 16 per cent had lower levels of insulin circulating in the blood.
Further, the study found that users of ganja had significantly lower levels of blood sugar compared to non-users.
This study, reported in the American Journal of Medicine, supports the finding that by reducing the resistance to insulin, ganja use could indeed prevent the development of diabetes.
Studies on rats reveal improvement in the pain of diabetic neuropathy, whilst varying results are being shown in humans. The extract from ganja called CBD or cannabidiol seems to be the main ingredient likely to alleviate the pain and this approach is now under investigation.
Well yes, the rats probably just sit there with a grin on their face.