Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Diabetes and marijuana

It doesn't really matter whether you live in a place where it's legal or not.....anyone can get it with very little trouble.  And hubby does.  Am I watching him turn into a pothead?  What impact does it have on his diabetes?  What does it do to lungs/body that are being eaten away by high blood sugars?

I don't have any answers.  I'm watching.  Sort of like watching a water...wondering when it's going to boil?  It does ease his pain.  He sleeps better.  He only uses it at night before going to bed.  But he doesn't get up til about 10 am.  His is lethargic.....mostly an "I don't care" attitude.

In some ways, I think it makes living with him easier.  The mood swings aren't as great.

But the "forgetfulness" is at an all time high.

Any drug that numbs the pain has to numb 100% of the sensors in the body and that includes memory, response time, thought processes, etc.

Most forgetfulness can be forgiven.  But forgetting to lock the door?  Not so much!  Forgetting what you said....problem causer.

Did he tell his physical that he is using MJ?  Of course not.  And I'm sure that would have an impact on his treatment plan.  I can't fix stupid - I hope I have at least learned that.  He's been using pretty heavily for the last 8 months.  I do see him becoming more mellow.  I am watching closely.  Not sure there's anything else that I can do.

If you've had experience with a non-compliant diabetic who uses I'd love to hear your experiences.


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