CBD Oil and Diabetes

You may have heard about using CBD to treat diabetes. CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it comes from the cannabis plant. CBD doesn’t make you feel high, and there is extensive research ongoing to see if it can help control blood sugar, calm inflammation, and ease nerve pain from diabetes. So, let’s talk about what the current rumors in the scientific community are saying about Full-Spectrum CBD Oils and Diabetes.

Studies have found that CBD:

  • Cuts down hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)

  • Lowered cholesterol and “bad fat” levels

  • Upped insulin production

  • Eases swelling and pain from nerve damage. One study showed CBD kept chronic inflammation and neuropathic pain at bay, which tends to affect the hands and feet of people with diabetes.

  • Lowers the risk of diabetes – potentially, CBD may ward off the disease completely.

  • Promotes “good fat” – CBD oil can help the body turn white fat into slimming brown fat. This promotes the body’s ability to use glucose.

Interesting Fact: Diabetes is an inflammatory condition and CBD has anti-inflammatory properties.

Several research studies have shown CBD to reduce insulin resistance as well as assists in moderating blood sugars for people with type 2 (T2D) who are not taking insulin.

Interesting Fact: CBD has also shown to inhibit and even delay destructive insulitis

CBD therapies have also shown to inhibit and even delay destructive insulitis and inflammatory Th1-associated cytokine production in mammals resulting in a decreased incidence of diabetes possibly through an immunomodulatory mechanism shifting the immune response from Th1 to Th2 dominance.