CBD for Diabetes — Denny’s Story (Part 2)


CBD for Diabetes – What The Medical Professionals Don't Want YOU to Know (Part 2)

This blog post is the second post about Denny Magic’s triumphant story about using CBD oil for diabetes.

If you haven’t read Part I click here to read it now.

The following story you are about to read has been reprinted with permission from Denny Magic’s Book: Why CBD Oil? What The Medical Professionals Don’t Want You to Know

Here’s the backstory:

I was so inspired by how much CBD hemp oil helped with Denny’s type II diabetes that I decided to reach out to him.

I found his email and wrote to him (thank God for the internet).

He called me a few days later and we had a long conversation about CBD hemp oil, diabetes, and alternative medicine.

Denny’s led an interesting life — he worked for Apple computer, built some pretty sophisticated medical technology which is still used today, and designed unique theme park rides.

Denny was very happy to share his whole book for free on CBD School because he is on a mission: he wants to tell anyone who will listen about how well CBD hemp oil worked for him.

Denny hopes that others like him, no matter how skeptical they may be, will give CBD hemp oil a try.

** All we ask of you is if you would be so kind as to leave Denny a review about the book on Amazon. Denny is a writer of many books on Amazon and reviews help his content get read. If you read both Part 1 and Part 2 of this post, you have read his whole book and are ready to review it! **

CBD oil helped Denny:

  • sleep better
  • lower his blood sugar (this enough is a reason to try CBD oil for diabetes)
  • find pain relief from his diabetic nerve pain

If you are struggling with the nastiness of type II diabetes, please read both parts of Denny’s story.

Questions about dosing of CBD for diabetes?

We know that many of you who read this story are going to want to know exactly how much CBD oil Denny took.

This is what Denny told me: “I began my exploration of the merits of CBD oil by starting with the suggested drops (that were printed on the company’s label) but soon I regulated that routine to what I call ‘a teaspoon-full' every evening at about 10 PM – 11 PM.

Later I moved up to a ‘soup-spoon-dose', and for me (a large frame man)… that seems to be a good solution.

Then, to augment that dose, I later purchased a refillable cartridge unit for my Vape Pen (from the same company, who had started to offer a smokable CBD OIL-derived from the CO2 process).

“Make sure that your ‘source company' is not processing their CBD OIL, with Butane Gas! That is NOT healthy!”

This is Part II of Denny Magic’s story about using CBD oil for diabetes.

Seeing the “Wrist Slapper”

My lab test at Kaiser Hospital was on a Wednesday, and that Friday I had an appointment with the “Wrist Slapper”.

When I arrived, I saw that she was reading my chart.

So, I took a seat, and then she looked up at me and asked… “What are you doing that’s different?”

I was confused and must have looked it, so she added… “Are you exercising?” I said… “Nope… I am still your worst patient! No exercising, and I eat whatever I want to.” 

She looked perplexed and asked… “Are you taking some different medications, or something?” 

I thought about it for a moment then I blurted out… “I’m taking CBD oil.” Immediately she raised her hand to her mouth, and twisted an imaginary key, as if she was locking a small padlock on her mouth. 

Then she raised both her hands and started moving them horizontally in the air in front of her, left and right – back and forth, as if to indicate… 

“I can’t talk about that!” This silent gesture caused me to ask… “You mean that you cannot talk about CBD oil with your patients?” 

And she smiled, and nodded ‘yes’. I said… “Oh my God, are you telling me that Kaiser has warned you not to talk about CBD oil?” 

And again, she nodded yes, and pointed at me, as if to say… “Yes. You have it!” I asked… “Is this because Kaiser has made deals with the pharmaceutical companies, and they don’t want to lose that revenue?” 

Again, she silently confirmed my hypothesis. I was stunned. Then she asked… “Have you seen your latest lab report?” 

I had not, and told her so, and she then said… “Well your A1c has gone up and up over the past twenty-five years, but according to the Kaiser Lab Report your A1c dropped a full four points.”

** Note from CBD School on what an A1C is for anyone who doesn’t know: An A1C level test measures the glucose (blood sugar) in your blood. Denny’s A1C had dropped four full points — it had gone from a little over 11 to a little bit over 7. . Between 5.7 and 6.4 is considered prediabetic. Someone with uncontrolled diabetes can be at a level of 8 or more. 7 or less is thought of as a goal to hit for someone who has been diagnosed with diabetes. ** 

Back to Denny’s story… 

Later at home, I looked for myself, and saw that I went from a little bit over eleven, to a small fraction over seven. 

My wife and I were absolutely stunned. I did not know it at that time, but that was the last appointment ever scheduled for me, with the “Wrist Slappers”. 

Kaiser never contacted me that those appointments would cease, but the stopped after the one that I described above. 

This made me think that Kaiser knew something about CBD oil that they were not sharing with their patients. 

Note: I spoke with Denny this week. I asked him if CBD oil was keeping his A1c consistently low. He told me it was, that it never went over 8 since he started taking CBD oil. 

Suddenly I’m having Low Blood Sugars 

That next week I started to have low blood sugars, and I was wondering why? 

Now low blood sugars are VERY dangerous for diabetics. 

Most cannot sense this condition and many of those folks end up in a coma in the hospital. 

I apparently am VERY lucky in that I do sense a low blood sugar coming on. 

For me I start getting weakness in my body, and for those of you that are around my age… you’ll remember that annoying bright spot in the center of your eyes after having a picture taken when you were just kids, with those old flash-bulbs? 

Those bright ‘flash-bulbs’ left a residual spot after they went off. 

So, after experiencing a few low blood sugars, I didn’t put two + two together until my wife suggested… 

“You know, if you dropped nearly four points in your A1c, maybe your insulin needs to be reduced?” 

Bingo! I dropped my insulin dosages by ten percent, and for a few days I was good. 

Then the low blood sugars started to happen again, and that’s when I dropped my insulin again, and then again, and again. 

It has been about five months since that infamous Kaiser blood test, and I have had to drop my insulin down by a whopping 45% – so far. 

Now I have suffered from neuropathy in my feet, legs and hands for almost two decades (numbness). 

But about a month ago I went to the restroom with bare feet and while I was in there I could feel the cold tile floor. 

It wasn’t much of a sensation, but it was the most feeling that I have had in over twenty years. 

A Spokesperson for CBD Oil 

Now that I have verifiable proof that CBD oil works for me, I began a campaign to spread the word to others who suffer the symptoms of diabetes. 

Now… I’m talking, and I can’t shut up. So, I finally thought… Hey you’re a writer, so write all this down so others can benefit as well! 

Now I want to share the good news with anyone who has a friend, or family member, that has diabetes. 

Anyone that will listen to me! This exposure has gained me audiences all over my local community – from the grocery store to the hardware store. 

As I describe my great results to anyone that will listen, I find that people are asking me about other diseases like Cancer and Leukemia, and MS. 

Those are difficult for me to address, because I don’t suffer from those things, and I try to explain to people that they need to get on the web and do their own research. 

All the TV Specials, Film Documentaries, and Literature indicates that it can help people who have those diseases… 

But I am unable to personally verify that it works for those problems because I don’t have those issues. 

For example, the TV Channel (Vice®) has a series called “Weedicate” that showcased a seventeen-year-old girl who had a brain tumor. 

She suffered through her first round of chemotherapy, and she told the program's host that she’d rather die than go through that treatment again. 

The host and his film team followed her to her follow-up doctor’s appointment, and her doctor said that he was sorry to tell her that her brain tumor was still there, and that she needed to repeat the chemotherapy again if she wanted to live. 

She adamantly said NO, and explained… “I’d rather die.” The doctor was disappointed but still setup a future appointment to see her again. 

For the next few months she smoked cannabis in the morning before school, on the way to school in her car, during her lunch break, on the way home, and before going to bed. 

Months later the TV HOST accompanied her back to the doctor’s office for a checkup, and guess what? … NO MORE BRAIN TUMOR. 

The second case on the show was a twenty-something young man that the film crew met in a local hospital, who had Leukemia. 

He had been treated with CBD oil and his Leukemia went into remission. 

Then because he was in a Colorado Hospital and missed his family, he decided to take a vacation back to Illinois knowing full well that he would be unable to take his CBD oil on the plane back to his home state where all things related to cannabis were still illegal. 

And… within two weeks, his Leukemia was back. 

The good news is that he went back to Colorado and within a few days his Leukemia was back in remission. 

Again, I want to stress that I do not have a brain tumor, or Leukemia (at least I am unaware of those, if I do have them?) so I cannot validate the effectiveness of CBD oil on those problems. 

But I can tell you this, knowing what I do know about CBD oil… If I had either malady… 

I would give CBD oil a try, as it certainly couldn't hurt, right? 

Snake Oil

I can attest that CBD oil is NOT, ‘snake-oil’, the bottom line is that it works. 

The medical profession and the public need to embrace this substance and get it into the hands of those that can benefit from it. 

Doctors and health organizations need to get their heads outta their asses, and wake up. 

Pharmaceutical profits are NOT as important as saving people's’ lives or reducing their agony. 

What has happened to the Hippocratic Oath? In fact, where is the humanity that should drive these big health organizations? 

What is wrong with a health organization that tells its employees not to discuss something that is helping people… 

WITHOUT ANY SIDE EFFECTS! When our government ignored what the people REALLY want, they elected Donald Trump. 

Need I say more? 

On a side-note: Trump could surprise us all, but my point is this… Ignore the people and the people will rise to bite you on the ass. 

The medical profession needs to understand that CBD oil is their wake-up-call! Pay attention you assholes! 

CBD oil is a medicine that works, which doesn’t need a professional announcer to read off a huge list of side-effects that will kill or hurt you, at the end of this commercial! 

There are no side-effects for CBD oil! 

OK. I’m convinced… 

OK. Where can I get some of this magical substance? 

The answer is that it is very easy to get, buy and use… get on the web and do a search. It will not be hard for you to find CBD oil. 

Prices have dropped since numerous states have legalized cannabis, and the rumor is that prices will continue to drop, as cannabis is taken over by huge corporations that see it as a proverbial gold mine. 

Therefore, the pursuit of money, may ultimately be the main tool that could drive this medicine into the public arena. 

Currently in January of 2017 an 8-oz. bottle of the regular grade CBD oil is selling from my supplier at a senior discount for approximately $141.00 (with FREE S&H). 

No matter where you get your CBD oil, the fact is this… 

There are lots of reputable suppliers that can sell you very clean and precise dosages of CBD oil. 

What do I need to know about CBD Oil? 

Number one is this… 

DO NOT buy from anyone that uses Butane Gas to separate the CBD oil from the cannabis plant. 

It is unhealthy to ingest any CBD oil that was derived using Butane Gas! 

Unscrupulous suppliers are still attempting to sell CBD oil that was made using the Butane method, so “Buyer Beware”. 

The best method of extraction is C02 which is super clean as it evaporates entirely after the extraction process. 

Why does CBD oil cost so much? 

The stainless-steel equipment used in the C02 process can cost the supplier upwards of $100,000.00 dollars to purchase. 

That’s a one hundred-thousand-dollar investment before they sell the first bottle. 

Now… if you are a marijuana grower, you can make your own “clean” CBD oil at home, and it is easy… but you’ll be unable to separate the CBD oil from the THC oil

This means that you’ll be able to get the medicinal help from CBD oil but you’ll also get very, very, high! 

Are there different forms of CBD oil? 

In late 2016 several companies started selling “smokable” CBD oil. Now I am not a smoker, never have been. 

But for those of us that occasionally smoke cannabis (the THC stuff) find that can be hard on the throat, and it can cause many of us to cough. 

However, I can attest that using the new “smokable” CBD oil in a Vape Pen, is NOT difficult at all. 

And after I take my initial dose of CBD oil by spoon, I augment my intake by smoking the oil over a couple of hours before I go to bed. 

The new vape pens convert the “smokable” oil into a water vapor (not actual smoke) which any non-smoker can easily inhale without any problems whatsoever. 

Actually, it’s kind of cool for a non-smoker to be able to blow thick smoke rings! 

Using the oil in this way produces NO cannabis smell, and creates an almost artificial smoke that dissipates in the air immediately, leaving not a single trace. 

I have come to love this augmentation method. 

I’ve never tried Pot

That seems like a reasonable fear, especially if you’re interested in ingesting the THC form, and dealing with a “High”. 

Initially I would say this… 

The new Cannabis is very potent stuff, and one should never smoke or ingest anything but a small sample the first time. 

If you are unsatisfied, then increase the dose on the next night, and so on. 

NEVER treat this new THC Pot like the pot that you may have smoked (or eaten) when you were a teenager! 

That was the Model-T of pot… and the new pot is the guided missile version. 

Keep that in mind, and you’ll be fine! 

I am scared to try CBD oil

Nothing to be scared about with CBD oil that was produced using the C02 method. 

There is NO HIGH associated with C02 – CBD oil… Remember, it’s the THC that gets you high. 

You will not feel anything different with plain CBD oil. Remember the extraction process should be performed using C02 and not Butane Gas. 

If you follow this suggestion, then the CBD oil that you purchase will be safe. 

Can I overdose on CBD oil? 


In fact, even cannabis [with THC] has no recorded deaths in more than 3,000 years! 

Per records – dating back to the use of cannabis by the Egyptians. 

When EMT people in Colorado were asked by Vice® TV what kind of problems they were seeing since Colorado legalized cannabis… 

THEY SMILED and said that they occasionally get calls from senior citizens [who smoked pot when they were teens] and now have tried edible pot in their old age… 

Many call 911, to swear that they’re dying! 

Because the new pot is so potent, unlike the pot that they smoked as teenagers, senior citizens don’t know their limitations. 

That’s why it is important to start off slow. Apparently when you eat pot, it can take between one and four hours to kick in… 

When a couple doesn’t feel anything in an hour, or two… they think that they need to ingest more, and that’s when the problems start. 

Then the first round of pot suddenly starts working, and according to the EMT guys… 

The overall effect is compounded, and they freak-out, and they start to think that they’re going to die, which sends them into a state of panic. 

The EMT guys (when asked) say that all they must do is reassure them that NO ONE HAS EVER DIED FROM TAKING POT! 

That’s when the patients start calming down, and a reasonable recovery happens soon after. 

The other interesting fact is that since legalization Colorado has seen a drop in the consumption of alcohol, and they have reported that DUI’s are down. 

Personally, I can attest, that with this new pot, driving a vehicle is NOT something that I want to do, ever! 

That’s why my personal consumption usually starts after 10 PM on nights that I know that I have no need to leave the house. 

I suspect that others in legal states feel the same way. Hence the problems that are associated with alcohol, have been greatly reduced. 


Here’s a quick recap of Denny’s story

  • Denny, like many Americans, did not eat the best diet during his life and ended up getting diagnosed with type II diabetes. 
  • Because of his diabetes, Denny was dealing with high blood sugar levels, diabetic nerve pain, and trouble sleeping – 
  • Denny’s medical providers did not inform him about alternative treatments for his condition and symptoms – 
  • Denny heard about CBD oil and decided to give it a try – 
  • After using CBD oil for about a week, Denny’s diabetic nerve pain stopped — and it hasn’t returned – 
  • Denny quit taking his Rx meds (Nortriptyline®) which were prescribed to him for his diabetic nerve pain – 
  • Denny has never had to take Nortriptyline again — thanks to CBD oil – 
  • After Denny started taking CBD oil his A1C (measure of blood sugar level) went down from 11 to 7! It has consistently stayed in the range of 8 and below since he started using CBD oil

About the Author 

Denny Magic was born in San Francisco in 1949; and is a retired computer engineer living in Gilroy, CA. 

Creative writing has always been something he was interested in, but it took the free time that retirement provided to finally kick-start his writing career. 

Denny began writing about thirty years ago, and he's quite surprised that he is a writer. 

He had always hated ‘English Classes' in high school, and becoming a writer was NOT something that he ever dreamed that he'd ever do. 

However, he stuck with storytelling… and with the help (and encouragement) of his late wife Nancy Alford, he was able to learn (and refine) his craft – to the point where he is finally pleased with his published short stories, books, scripts, and plays. “My goal is to provide a variety of entertainment for readers in all genres!”

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  • Ted says:

    Thank you for your efforts to get out the word on CBD’s. I have neuropathy in my hands and feet and have been trying to find some info like this to encourage me that there might be some help from CBD. I am ordering some now and will keep my fingers crossed! Thanks again so much!
    Ted Johnson

  • Hey Ted. Thanks so much for your comment! Let us know know how CBD works for you 🙂

  • Sharon Jordan says:

    Hey Denny

    I enjoyed reading your story. I have type 2 as well. My doctor wants to introduce insulin because I’m having a hard time bringing down my A1C. I’ve been skeptical about CBD because there are so many ads on FB and I don’t know which ones are legit or scams. I’m ready to try CO2 produced CBD oil. Do you have a vendor recommendation? How much should I start with? Thanks. Sharon

  • Hey Sharon. I have some links to BlueBird Botanicals CBD oil above. This is the brand Denny was using. If you’d like you can give it a try. An easy way to start is just start with the serving size listed on the bottle 🙂

  • Wilson says:

    Yes it sound good but how much to you think I need to take and how long with a bottle lass

  • Hey Wilson. Thanks for your question. I am not able to provide specific dosing recommendations because I am not a doctor. However I can tell you what most people do when starting out with CBD. Most people will start out with the serving size on the bottle of CBD they purchase. And from there, they will adjust as needed, if they need to increase the dose. The dose needed usually will vary from person-to-person. It’s hard to say how long one bottle will last as it’s entirely dependent on how much is being used and the size of the bottle. If sticking to the serving size a bottle will typically last from around 2 weeks to a month. But again, it really depends on how much is being used. I hope you find this information helpful. Please feel free to ask any other questions and I will do my best to help 🙂

  • Brian says:

    Just read Denny’s story good to know that this CBD oil is able to help so many people across the world. I’m a sixty five year old male who has diabetes & bordering on becoming a type 1 diabetic. My daughter has been banging on about the benefits of CBD oil so I shall certainly be giving it a go….

  • Hey Brian. Thanks for commenting and sharing your story. I’m happy to hear you’re open to trying CBD oil. I always recommend people let their family doctor and any other doctor know they are going to be adding a new supplement (CBD Oil) to their regimen. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to answer them for you 🙂

  • Yolanda says:

    Hi Denny!

    Your story is very exciting!
    I’m confused. Are you taking CBD oil and THC powder for your diabetes? Do you have to do a combination of vape and spoon full of CBD oil to help reduce your A1C?

    My husband has type 2 diabetes. The doctor just doubled his neuropathy med and the pen.
    I ordered CBD oil for him (Charlotte’s Web). Here’s been taking it for a couple of months. I’m guessing he’s not taking the right dosage. He takes 2 droppers before bed.

    Thank you for the information!

  • Hey Yolanda. Thanks for your comments and questions. Denny originally wrote his story in this book here and then allowed me to post the whole book here at CBD School to share it with more people. I believe he did use both CBD and some THC mixed in to combine them. But now I believe he mostly uses CBD. From talking to Denny once, he communicated to me he doesn’t measure out the dose of CBD — he just found his sweet spot and takes approximately that amount. I understand this is not an accurate way to measure the CBD dose but that is what he does. Many people find they need to play with the dose (and try different doses) a bit before they find the right one for them. Also, I always recommend letting your doctors know you are using CBD oil, especially if you are using other medications as well. Let me know if you have any other questions and I will do my best to help 🙂

  • Daryl says:

    there is no mention of the mg. he used and I have seen it from 5 MG. to 1500 MG.

  • Hey Daryl. Thanks for the comment. I asked Denny about the exact mg he used and unfortunately he didn’t know that information. From what I understand, he simply started out with the serving size on the bottle and just adjusted the dose from there. I hope that helps.

  • Nancy says:

    Thank you so much for this information. I have just started this journey with prediabetes. I work for a Naturalpathic physician and we are experimenting on me with CBD oil to see if my fasting glucose will return to normal levels. I am starting with 10mg caps. Any thoughts on that dose?

  • Hey Nancy. Thanks for your comment and nice to hear from you about your story with CBD. Thanks for sharing this information. Happy to hear you are working with a physician. A 10 mg dose of CBD is on the low side of a dose. I think it could be a good place to start. A dosing guide I like is in Leonard Leinow’s book, CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medical Cannabis.

  • Christy says:

    Would the cbd oil show up on a drug screen I have type 2 and neuropathy in my feet. I drive for a living and I need these answers

  • Hey Christy. Thanks for your question. CBD itself will not show up on a drug screening as it is not tested for. THC on the other will show up. As long as you use a product with zero THC, and just CBD, you will be OK. So just make sure your product has no THC in it as many CBD oil products contain small amounts of THC. I hope that answers your question 🙂

  • Marijke Willard says:

    I loved this book!! It still however is not clear what strength CBD oil you should start with. I am anxious to start taking this for type 2 diabetes for Wich I take Medformin.

  • Hey Marijke. Thanks for your comment. I advice you to please OK it with you doctor for possible drug interactions. Always better to be safe than sorry. In regard to a starting dose, most people experiment until finding their “sweet spot” dosage for CBD. Most people start in the low dose range (up to 20mg CBD) and then add more gradually, only if needed. I hope that helps and please let me know if you have any other questions I can help with 🙂

  • Gertrude Lujan says:

    Hi Deny I have type 2 diabetes,I do not like taking. Pills,now it seem like my Provider is giving more pills to take.My question is for me to start taking CBD OIL can I stop taking my diabetes meds,n just take the CBD OIL. I really need your help.My provider is killing me,making me take all this dam meds n how much dose do I start with.

  • Hey Gertrude. Thanks for stopping by. I would not recommend you stop taking any medication as this is something you should only check with your doctor. Regarding the CBD dose, you can start with the serving size on the label of the product you are using.

  • Danielle Hart says:


    I am a blind mand living in Austin texas recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I have a background in the medical field and have been doing CBD off of amazon. I would love to chat with you and speak about this treatment a bit more as well as about finding larger bottles and the powder to reverse the effects. My last A1C was 5o7. I feel I can eradicate myself of this problem. I have lost 30 lbs. I intend to lose more and boost my insulin resistance. I would love to chat with you and sinus this a bit more if you would be so kind to reach me at 512-916-4475.

  • Hello. Thanks for your comment and sharing about your experience. This article is a reprint of Denny’s book called “Why CBD Oil?”. Denny allowed us to reprint it here to share it with the world but he is not part of CBD School. Anyway, I would be happy to help answer any CBD questions. Let me know if you have questions about CBD and I will do my best to help 🙂

    ~ Vadim

  • Tamara says:

    I’m interested in knowing that if I start using cbd oil can I stop taking insulin shots?

  • Hey Tamara. Thanks for your inquiry. This is something that would need to be discussed with a medical professional. We recommend you do that.

  • Karen says:

    Just read Denny’s story. I am type 2 diabetic. I have been looking into the purekana CBD oil. I am shooting 30 units per meal fast acting insulin and 70 long acting at night. I also have neurapathy in the feet. Burning like fire especially at night. I am going to give it a try and thanks for sharing your story!

  • Hey Karen. Good luck! I hope you find the relief you deserve 🙂

  • Linda says:


    Thank you for your story. I am not a diabetic yet, but my Doctor has told me that I am pre-diabetic, which scares the hell out of me. My Mom was a diabetic, so I know what she went through. I was able to get it down by going on a plant based diet, (which really surprised my Dr, by the readings from 8 to 6.1). But I have heard so much about CBD and the effects it has, so I bought my first bottle of CBD Canna-Oil at the Naturopathic store today. Will take my first dose at dinner today. I am due for more blood work in March 2019, (every 6 mts), my Dr. is keeping an eye on me, and by then I should see if my numbers are even better. Thank you for your story, I really enjoyed reading it, and so happy it works for you!

  • Thanks for your comment, Linda. We wish you all the best 🙂

  • J w says:

    How many mg was ge taking and how much of that daily? How long after starting the cbd was it when his A1C dropped? This is great news! I am just starting it in hopes of helping my joint pain and while I don’t use insulin I am on two diabetes meds and would like a round about time for how long before results may be seen.

  • Jw says:

    It’s great to hear abou5 them! I just got their name from a vet tech when I asked about getting my 13 yr old dog started on it for arthritis

  • Hello and thanks for your comment and question. Denny never said how much he was taking specifically. Part 1 and Part 2 here are his whole book about his experience with CBD.

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