Every human requires the appropriate blood sugar level to behave, and feel, normally. If your blood sugar levels get too high, you may start to lose your appetite. You could also have future health problems including heart disease, as well as permanent damage to your eyes, kidneys, and nerves. This could even lead to a condition known as prediabetes: where you have high blood sugar and are at severe risk of getting type 2 diabetes. And the worst part? You can’t control any of this.
Your blood sugar levels are controlled involuntarily by your brain and various organs. If your blood sugar levels get too low or too high, your body alters your hormone levels to get your blood sugar back on track. This, unfortunately, is not the case with a diabetic.
What is the difference between Type 1 vs Type 2 Diabetes?
Simply put, those afflicted with type 1 diabetes cannot produce insulin - a hormone that helps glucose get into your cells to give them energy. Those with type 2 diabetes, the more common type, cannot make or use insulin well. If diabetics do not take insulin, their blood sugar levels will remain high and eventually lead to:
- Higher cholesterol
- Higher blood pressure
- Fading vision
- Kidney failure
- Frayed nerves
- Limb amputation
- And/or worse
In addition, diabetics end up having more difficult lives than those without diabetes. They must constantly monitor their blood sugar levels, either a few times a week or three times a day, depending on which type you have. Diabetics must monitor their body for ketones, a chemical that painfully breaks down stored fat for energy in place glucose. Plenty of other potential issues could arise from one’s diabetes.
Luckily, CBD can help with all of it.
How Can CBD Help?
We all already know that Cannabidiol (CBD) can help with chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and a great amount of other health problems, but CBDs (cannabinoids) are very effective for diabetes. Cannabis, and CBD, have been linked to higher metabolic rates (meaning the body processes calories faster and more efficiently) and has been known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Since we know that chronic inflammation plays a key role in the development of insulin resistance, diabetics could use CBD to treat their inflammation and help the body’s metabolism.
It has also been proven that CBD lowers diabetic incidences in those afflicted with diabetes, along with an attenuation in cardiac dysfunction and stress. In addition, cannabis products work well to improve blood flow by keeping blood vessels open and reducing blood pressure over time.
While studies are being done round-the-clock, the perceivable benefits of CBD are seemingly endless, even in the case of diabetes and low blood sugar. Some scientists believe that, unlike other existing medications for diabetes, CBD may actually suppress, reverse, and eventually lead us to an ultimate cure for the disease.
As research continues, we should all hope that in the foreseeable future, a more permanent cure is found for diabetes. Until then, CBDs remains an effective treatment for diabetes.