Does type 2 diabetes and diabetic retinopathy qualify you for a medical marijuana?

No way, dude! There is no medical indication for the use of marijuana in diabetic retinopathy nor type 2 diabetes - although i get this request a few times a week practicing in a state that has no legal medical marijuana. The effects of marijuana: increased appetite, mellow feeling, and slowing down are the opposite of what you need. You need to be dieting and exercising to lose weight.
No. You must be from california. Mary jane (that'll date me) is used by many (perhaps 10 million regular users in america) for relaxation, pleasure, reducing stress and anxiety, nausea caused by chemotherapy, appetite enhancement in chronically ill people... Most 'prescriptions' written for medical marijuana are....Simply an unethical way of getting marijuana.

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Is it normal to have a retinopathy scan for someone with type 2 diabetes?

? definition scan. 1 if mean, dilate eye, md looks at back of eye for retina changes seen in diabetes, yes. Recommended 1x yearly. 2. If mean inject with a 'dye', camera takes picture- only done occasionally, in patient with known significant diabetic changes in eye. Read more...

Does smoking marijuana affect type 2 diabetes?

Indirectly. Cannabinoids in marijuana have been shown to modulate inflammation. In a large population study mj users had a lower incidence of diabetes2 than nonusers. The researchers are still studying this effect to see if it may provide help for people with dm2. For now it's best not to use mj for dm2 until more research is completed. See bmj open 2012;2:e000494 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000494. Read more...

Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Potential benefits. The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine.com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy.html. Hopefully this will address your question well. . Read more...

Is smoking marijuana dangerous for eye conditions such as diabetic retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion or any other eye disorder?

Absolutely. Smoking anything is bad when you suffer any type of circulatory disorder. Read more...
Possibly . No studies have shown their benefit or detriment to these diseases. Smoking anything increases carbon dioxide an monoxide levels in the blood. Thee are diseases that worsen with lower levels of oxygen in the blood stream. So you aren't do your eyes any favor by smoking. Read more...
YES. Smoke contains particulate matter ; is the residue of something burning or being burned. Smoke gets into the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, mouth, lungs, hair, pores of the skin etc. Sulfur and carbon monoxide are prominent elements of smoke along with 3000 other chemicals which likely cause cancer or are toxic to tissues. So, smoking anything is bad for your health if healthy let alone if ill. Read more...

Medical marijuana for type 1 diabetes? I live in oregon and have type 1 diabetes. I was just curious, I had heard that some studies had been done that showed type 1 diabetics who were insulin dependent could be treated with marijuana. Is this true and I

All . All persons with type 1 diabetes require Insulin for survival and control of blood glucose. We do not use the term "insulin dependent" any more. There is no evidence that marijuana would eliminate the need for insulin. In fact, you might expect an increased need since it does tend to increase appetite in most people. So i would not sign for your card. Sorry. But on the other hand there is substantial evidence and scientific/medical support for the conclusion that the drug war has failed miserably and that marijuana ought to be legalized for all. See the links below. Read more...
Conditions . Conditions approved for use of medical marijuana in oregon •cancer •glaucoma •agitation due to alzheimer’s disease •positive status for human immunodeficiency virus or acquired immune deficiency syndrome, or treatment for these conditions; •a medical condition or treatment for a medical condition that produces, for a specific patient, one or more of the following: (i) cachexia (ii) severe pain (iii) severe nausea (iv) seizures, including but not limited to seizures caused by epilepsy; or (v) persistent muscle spasms, including but not limited to spasms caused by multiple sclerosis •any other medical condition or treatment for a medical condition adopted by the department. Read more...

At what stage in diabetes type 1 does diabetic retinopathy occur?

10 years on average. A number of factors determine how quickly a person develops retinopathy with type 1 diabetes. The main determinant is how well they control their blood sugars. Blood pressure may also affect retinopathy. Lastly, different people may have identical blood sugar control and one will have retinopathy and the other won't, so there are also factors affecting susceptibility. Read more...
THIS DEPENDS ALMOST. Solely on how good or bad your diabetes has been controlled over the years. Read more...

Can someone without diabetes but slightly elevated blood sugar develop diabetic retinopathy?

Typically no. If you are sure you do not have diabetes, you should not develop diabetic retinopathy. However, it is a good idea to have an ophthalmologist give you a baseline eye exam to ensure that the eye is indeed healthy. Read more...
Unlikely. . Usually, we would look for other causes. Sometimes anemia and other conditions can lead to a hemorrhage in the eye. On occasion, especially with another ischemic process such as high blood pressure, we can see changes in the retina that may be identical to some seen in diabetic retinopathy. Read more...

What is the difference between presentation of diabetic retinopathy vs retinal vasculitis? (w/o diabetes/prediabetes) Could it be a predictor?

Looking in the eye. they look very different. With diabetic there's new vessels. They can pop (retinal bleed), but more typical is gradual worsening of the vessels, scar, gradual blindness without big changes. Vasculitis would usually cause more dramatic changes. Read more...

If diabetic retinopathy is affected due to diabetes, is it curable totally or can we prevent further damage?

2 things to do. Hi. Diabetic retinopathy is devastating and causes way too much blindness. But we've come a long way. Tight diabetes control lessens the risk of, at least, early retinopathy from progressing. Also retinal laser photocoagulation in the hands of experienced ophthalmologists saves eyesight even in advanced diabetic retinopathy. Good diabetes control and a good eye doc...priceless in preserving vision. Read more...