Insulin-dependent diabetes is another form of diabetes. Also called Type 1 diabetes, the condition is also referred to as “juvenile diabetes” in order to distinguish it from adult-onset diabetes. In this type of diabetes, the ability of the pancreas to produce insulin is severely impaired. Because of insufficient insulin production, the body is unable to absorb glucose.
Marijuana can help make some of the symptoms of insulin-dependent diabetes more manageable. Doctors may approve the use of marijuana along with other forms of treatment.