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TYPE II DIABETES AND CANNABIDIOL

My first clinical experiences with Cannabidiol (CBD) and Type II Diabetes were generally with patients who were on Metformin. Within a couple of days of starting CBD the patients had a tendency to become hypoglycemic. After consultation with me and their primary care doctor, working together, most of these early patients ended up stopping their Metformin and continuing with cannabidiol. Generally, over the next six months, most of these patients had lower Hemoglobin A1C.

Now I see patients who come in specifically to help their Diabetes. It is of course not just for glucose control. It is for treatment of their neuropathy and obesity. There are some early studies, with links at end of this article, showing retinal protection may also be a real benefit. As diabetes is such a multi system disease, adding CBD along with the patients’ other regimens can only be helpful.

We are just talking about a plant extract that is highly neuro protective, often normalizes serum glucose and helps the patient lose weight.

Not much to lose. These should keep you busy:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=diabetes+cannabidiol   

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=glucose+cannabidiol

Author
Allan Frankel, MD Dr Allan Frankel is one of the few physicians in the US who truly understands Cannabis as a medicine. All treatments suggested have been well studied. Every patient seen by Dr Frankel is given a personally created Treatment Plan created with the patient's specific issues defined. Plant medicine requires "tuning" of the dosing. Dr Frankel works with his patients thru a messaging portal. The use of this portal, allows quick and simple follow up contact with Dr Frankel. Patients are not charged for these messages, as this is how Dr Frankel has learned what he has learned. Follow up appointments in person or by phone/video are also available when needed

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