Can THC Gummies be consumed by individuals with diabetes?

THC gummies are often used recreationally due to the “high” that the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) produces. Studies have shown that recreational use of cannabis may have a negative impact on diabetes metabolic factors and the ability of type 1 diabetics to self-manage their condition. Recreational use may increase certain risks for type 2 diabetics, as well. Cannabidiol (CBD) has no noticeable effect on insulin levels or blood sugar in people with type 2 diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. Full spectrum CBD gummies contain no more than 0.3% THC and do not cause impairment. Benefits include better sleep, reduced stress, and improved mood. Both CBD and THC have the potential to interact with certain medications, so it’s important for those with diabetes to consult with a doctor before taking gummies.

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