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Diabetes can be described as a medical condition affecting the body’s inability to process glucose or normalize blood sugar. This is often brought about by the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin needed for the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. More than 100 million U.S. adults are now living with diabetes or prediabetes. Without the right medical attention and proper management, diabetes can lead to the buildup of glucose in the blood thus increasing the possibilities of dangerous complications like obesity, heart diseases, and stroke.

Diabetes occurs in three forms; Type I and Type II and gestational diabetes. In Type I diabetes (juvenile diabetes) the body’s ability to produce insulin from birth is compromised, and people who have this type may be required to survive with the daily administration of insulin. Type II diabetes is generally the result of a pancreas burnout and the development of insulin sensitivity, typically found in overweight and underactive people. Although the body makes insulin at this stage, the cells may fail to respond to its activities. During gestational diabetes, the body’s ability to respond to the activities of insulin may be greatly reduced due to the presence of pregnancy. It is the mildest form of diabetes since the condition is resolved after giving birth.

How does CBD act against Diabetes

CBD oil tends to have a vast array of actions on the body including those who have diabetes. A simple Google search on the use of CBD oil for people with diabetes will reveal over 2.9 million hits all displaying the possible ways CBD oil can assist people living with diabetes. These testimonials usually include but are not limited to following;

  1. Hormonal Balance

The interaction between CBD and the ECS receptors brings about a general improvement in cognitive responses and hormonal balances. It can control the release and function of insulin thereby assisting patients suffering with type I and type II diabetes. It also reduces the expression of obesity among diabetic patients and boosts muscular health.

  1. Improvement of Insulin Resistance

The use of CBD can come in handy for patients suffering from type II diabetes. These individuals are often battle with challenges linked with insulin resistance and high fasting insulin levels. The use of CBD may reduce their dependence on insulin for digestion of carbohydrates and also reduce the buildup of glucose or blood sugar in the body system.

  1. Treatment for insulin resistance:

Some researchers are of the view that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties can come in handy in assisting the body get rid of insulin resistance although this is just mere speculation until proven otherwise by scientific research. This conclusion was however arrived at since many studies have revealed the interaction between chronic inflammation and insulin resistance.


As enticing as these positive effects may sound to people with diabetes, adequate care must be taken to understand that some of these claims may need to be further examined by clinical research and professional bodies. CBD is a wonderful compound, and from all indication, its wide range of activities and interaction with the ECS system is just what we may need to live a healthy life void of diabetes and other disease associated with clinical endocannabinoid deficiency.

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