Possible benefits of cannabis
However, some studies, albeit animal-based ones, in recent years have highlighted a number of potential health benefits of cannabis for diabetics.
A research paper published by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis (AAMC) suggested that cannabis can help:
Stabilise blood sugars - a large body of anecdotal evidence is building among diabetics to support this.
Suppress some of the arterial inflammation commonly experienced by diabetics, which can lead to cardiovascular disease
Prevent nerve inflammation and ease the pain of neuropathy - the most common complication of diabetes - by stimulating receptors in the body and brain.
Lower blood pressure over time, which can help reduce the risk of heart disease and other diabetes complications
Keep blood vessels open and improve circulation.
Relieve muscle cramps and the pain of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders
Be used to make topical creams to relieve neuropathic pain and tingling in hands and feet