Munchies with Marijuana
Many states are passing laws to legalize marijuana for medical uses. Sometimes diabetics use this to treat diabetes related complications like pain from neuropathy. But beware – we all know marijuana increases your cravings (gives the munchies) and it usually is toward sweets…. This is because marijuana can temporarily lower your blood sugar.
Marijuana Effects Blood Sugar
Please check your blood sugar before you start eating. After all, pain can make your blood sugars too high. You don’t know if you have low or high blood sugar. Be careful of the snacks you consume. You will probably be craving sweets or salty snacks like popcorn or potato chips. Limited portions is important. Remember it takes 20 minutes for your stomach to communicate with your brain concerning feeling full. You should not be continuously eating for 20 minutes. If you are on insulin, you will need to take additional insulin to cover your snacks. This will enable your body to use the carbohydrates. If you don’t take extra insulin, you may continue to crave sweets.
If you want to contact me with more questions, email me at Julie@kidsatriskfordiabetes.com.