My wife would like to try CBD oils as part of her diabetes (type 2) treatment. Can you recommend a product and dosage? My on line research gave me a very margine for dosage. Thank you in advance for any help you can give!


Hi there! There was a very recently published randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (the gold-standard of study design) which found that in humans:

Furthermore, prolonged administration of THC, in both humans and experimental animals, results in the lowering of both blood pressure and heart rate. Animal studies suggest that this may be due to a reduction in adrenergic tone, which is also how beta-blockers, such as metoprolol, work as anti-hypertensives.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2228270/#R11 Also, a study published last year found that a 600mg dose of CBD reduced blood pressure while resting, as well as when under physical or mental stress. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/#B7 Diabetes raises the risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and other health problems; high blood pressure significantly raises those risks.

drkim


***You should inform your primary care physician about your plan to try cannabis as an adjunct to your current medication(s)—cannabis should be used as an adjunct to your current medications unless your primary care physician approves otherwise; it would be a good idea to compare your post-meal blood glucose with and without the CBD product—meaure blood glucose two hours after a meal.

Care By Design offers several different delivery methods, offered in multiple ratios; they also exclusively carry "whole plant" products. https://www.projectcbd.org/science/cannabis-pharmacology/single-compound-vs-whole-plant-cbd The 18:1 products at https://www.cbd.org/ would be a great choice.

https://www.hellomd.com/products/58ed54d1c064b41c99fad29e/181-sublingual-drops https://www.cbd.org/products/drops/18-1-drops

  • Each drop contains 0.38mg of CBD and 0.02mg of THC.
  • take 25 drops (10mg CBD, 0.5mgTHC) about 20minutes before each meal.

https://www.hellomd.com/products/58ed6e9863d9e92638368c9d/181-soft-gel-capsules-10-mg https://www.cbd.org/products/soft-gels/18-1-soft-gels

  • take one tab (10mg CBD, 0.5mgTHC) about 20 minutes before each meal.

Otherwise, with any other CBD or high CBD/low THC product,

  • take 10mg of CBD about 20 minutes before each meal.

I hope this helps!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_G4OqWxgys

drkim