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Can CBD Help People with Diabetes?

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CBD can help manage many health ailments. Research suggests that it may help arthritis and inflammatory pain, and has properties that induce drowsiness, showing promise to help those who struggle with insomnia. Can it help people with diabetes?

Early Research on CBD and Diabetes

Research on the effects of CBD on patients with diabetes is still in the early stages. Thus far, studies have focused on rats and mice, without reliable scientific human trials. However, the medical community is examining the potential benefits CBD may have for those with the health condition. 

One study shows that due to the antioxidants present in CBD, as well as its anti-inflammatory effects, it may help prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes in young, non-obese individuals. However, there’s no evidence proving it can regulate or reverse insulin levels in those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes

While there’s no proof that CBD can manage the disease itself, the cannabidiol may help manage the symptoms many diabetics experience. Common symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include pain in the legs and feet, as well as muscle cramps. Diabetes can also lead to chronic joint pain, back pain, and frequent headaches.

Between 20% and 60% of diabetic patients experience some form of chronic pain. Such pain can interfere with many activities of daily life. It can lead to difficulty sleeping, irritability, and the inability to participate in things patients once enjoyed. All of these things can create a domino effect, leading to an increased risk of depression and more. 

CBD for Symptom Management

Some people say CBD may be the next Ibuprofen. Topical ointments and creams may help with joint pain. When taken orally CBD may help reduce inflammation in the body and help moderate how our bodies feel pain as it binds to our endocannabinoid system.

CBD is changing the pain management industry, which may help diabetic patients successfully manage painful symptoms. It can lead to an improved quality of life for those who struggle with daily pain, unable to do the things they love.

CBD as an Ancillary Treatment Method

It is important to note that research on the long-term effects of CBD use, in all forms and for all conditions, is still new. The product trend has recently caught on, and researchers are looking into the potential benefits of the new substance more carefully as it gains widespread claims for treating a wide range of health issues. There are still many things we don’t know about CBD.

For Diabetics Considering CBD Use

If you have diabetes and are wondering if CBD is right for you, ask your doctor before you begin using any product. CBD may affect how your body metabolizes other medications. To ensure safety, seek a medical opinion before anything else. 

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Anne is a GR8NESS Contributing Writer, covering mental health, self-development, body, health, and pet care. She believes that self-betterment comes from addressing all aspects of the mind, body, and soul. When she’s not writing, you will definitely find her giving her dog belly rubs and reading the first half of every book she buys.
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