It feels a little strange to be posting about marijuana and I hope no one is offended by the subject, but I have questions and no type 1 diabetic friends to ask. So in short, I am an 18 year old getting ready to start my freshman year of college and with college comes the chance to try some new things, pot included. I've heard mixed reviews about the combination of pot and diabetes, but all my information so far has come from random google search results so I don't really trust anything I've read. The appeal of pot is that it may be a safer alternative to drinking at parties, so please keep in mind that if I were to smoke it it would not be on a daily basis or as some kind of alternative treatment to my health condition.
So my questions are:
can smoking pot, like alcohol, cause one's bloodsugar to crash?
is it harder to detect lows while high?
is it relatively easy to remember to test?
(this question may seem silly, but my brother told me smoking pot speeds up your metabolism temporarily) if pot does speed up your metabolism, would smoking it and not eating anything (including low-carb stuff) cause bloodsugar to crash?
is it safe to fall asleep while high? (with alcohol, it may be harder to wake up if you go low while asleep)
any general comments/tips/experiences would also be appreciated
If you can't tell, I'm kind of a worrier, haha. I just like to try to get a general idea of how certain things could affect me before I try them. Also, I'm aware that everyone's body handles things differently, like I said, I just want a general idea so I can be prepared.
Also, what are people's experiences with harder drugs? I'm in no way interested in trying any for myself, I've just always been kind of morbidly curious about that sort of thing.
I work for a county attorney in a state where it is a complete no no. I could cite you so many cases where young women have "wanted to try it out" only to find it had been laced with something else and find themselves scared naked and raped the next day. As someone who sends young people to substance abuse counseling and has to walk them through the legal process, I would advocate for you to not do this. I am very sad to see people on here encouraging “try it if you want.”
I would go a step further, and advise young ladies avoid college parties that happen to be hosted by drug-lacing rapists, altogether.
i dont think anyone is actively encouraging use of drugs here, but i think we have to be realistic. megasauraus asked for advice about smoking pot. while telling her to just say no is the standard advice given to any teenager/young adult about drug use, we all know that peer pressure and just plain old curiosity can drive us to explore and experiment.
i know you wouldnt refer to your own post as a scare tactic because your job forces you to see the outcomes of these worst case scenarios, but most people who use soft drugs like pot with a group of trusted friends do not end up scared, naked and raped the next day.
just my 2 cents. i am in no way trying to insult you, start a major discussion or anything like that.
I do agree with you that i am not try to scare her straight
- and i do not find your reply an insult (thank you for your ability to see both sides attitude)-
I was simply commenting on the fact that so many posts before me said "yah man no big deal" for me it is against the law which makes it a big deal-
just like i drink beer and wine i however am very strongly against drinking and driving- yet i know so many (whether through work or personal) who say "yah man no big deal i can drive" and you know what they make it just fine - however we all know that DUI is no little joke and kills, so i would never tell someone "yah no big deal man go ahead and drive" I have gone through the Colorado State Patrol academy and have been around the bad end of DUI and Drug driving- it’s not a scare tactic its real life- some of the issues I see today is so many folks think its ok, but until it is legal its not
In Massachusetts pot has been decriminalized, so if you are caught with less than an ounce of pot it's a fine and nothing goes on your record. In California, I believe they sell medicinal marijuana with a prescription which I am sure you can purchase from just about any doc with an "MD" after his name, regardless of what kind of MD he/she is.
correct same thing in colorado and i think like 14 or so other states
found this on a very shaky site otherwise known as wikipedia:
Laws vary by state, though state law is superseded by federal law which classifies cannabis as a Schedule I substance, the same classification as heroin. The United States Supreme Court has ruled in Gonzales v. Raich that the federal government has a right to regulate and criminalize cannabis, even for medical purposes.
it is so crazy that its classed the same as heroin!
I can see why they've got you working for the state attorney, rather than the bureau of tourism. But seriously, I agree that DUI is terrible. Not because it is illegal, but because it is dangerous.
Many other things are perfectly legal (tobacco, alcohol, bath salts, asprin, etc), but kill a lot of people.
I haven't smoked for a long time, but I went to art school, so.. this is something I know a thing or 2 about... I'll skip the standard disclaimer;
It would be hard to detect lows or highs, so it is important to test before, and while you are high. It is very easy to remember to test. probably easier than when you are not high.
If you are getting sleepy, maybe leave your bg a little higher.
It won't cause your bg to crash, but it will speed up your heart rate, which I didn't like.
Also, smoking anything is very hard on your lungs. If this is what you do, get a vaporizer.
You may get very hungry. Drink plenty of water. All food will taste equally good, so eat stuff that won't drive up your BG.
As with alcohol, there is a big difference from having a drink and having 10. I have seen people get faint or go into minor convulsions from getting too stoned. Use common sense.
I spent a good portion of my younger years in high school high. I never really saw it had much effect on my blood glucose on way or another. BUT you can develop a wicked case of the munchies. AND usually its for whats sweet and carby and bad for you, but I think too over time the cravings go away. I hung with all the artys types, lol we were all a bunch of wanna be hippies. I agree with others definately smoke with people you trust. I always smoked with my friends and I knew exactly where it came from. Go easy at first, like anything the first few times it wont take much to really feel the effects of it. And just enjoy. I never really cared for getting messed up at parties, but I always loved just handing with a few close friends, and just enjoying it.
"Sick of type one" Really;and alcohol can't be laced? Whatever.
Yes, you are right about alcohol. There is even a case I have heard about where the D-bag put a date rape pill in a new bottle of water, and then sealed it off with a little glue so when she opened the bottle it felt new. Next thing she knew she woke up with 2 guys inside her. The only way they caught the Fuc%er was that they did not have the forethought to pull out the poor girl's tampon and his gu was found when they had to surgically remover her tampon that was shoved up inside of her.
Why don’t you lose your attitude with your “really's” and “whatever's” and act like a grown adult, whether you agree with smoking or not, right now in most of the US it is against the law.