CBD and Diabetes – Insulin Resistance

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CBD and diabetes is a growing topic of discussion. Diabetes affects approximately 400 million people worldwide and is responsible for more than 5 million deaths per year. In America alone, over 30 million people have diabetes. It’s important to note the difference in Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Type 1 is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the islets of Langerhans, destroying the insulin producing cells. The body no longer produces any insulin. Type 2 is far more common, and is caused by insufficient insulin being produced. This often slows metabolism and increases blood sugar levels.

Certain organs, the brain, specific glands, connective tissue, and immune cells have endocannabinoids and their receptors. The purpose of this is to always reach homeostasis.

Regardless of Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes, the issue is the person is not getting enough insulin. Cannabinoid receptors, according to this article, have been found present in insulin producing cells, and the activation of the CB1 receptor has been linked to insulin production. A five-year study, released by the American Journal of Medicine showed that people using cannabis had a mean insulin resistance of 1.8, as compared to 2.2 for previous cannabis users, and 2.5 for those who never had used cannabis.

CBD’s use as an anti-inflammatory agent has been documented more than probably any other use for CBD. This is important with diabetes because chronic inflammation can play a role in the development of insulin resistance. Decreasing inflammation can also help the metabolism of the body.

Secondly, this article refers to CBD and its improvement on metabolism. A study in 2013, according to the article, found that cannabis users were found to have lower BMI, despite higher-than-average everyday consumption of calories. This is believed to mean that cannabis increases metabolic rate and helps the body process calories faster and more efficiently.

Finally, it should be noted that most of this research is strictly anecdotal. The evidence shows that diabetics can be greatly helped by CBD, but many Western Medical Doctors are still reluctant to encourage patients to use it.


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