By now, nearly every ailment you can think of has some treatment tie-in to CBD or THC. From cancer patient pain management to prevention of degenerative disorders, CBD is starting to be a go-to prescriptive solution for physicians. But how effective is it when managing something as complex as diabetes?
You may have heard about using CBD to treat diabetes. CBD, short from cannabidiol, is derived from the cannabis plant. Although it won’t provide a “high” for the user, researchers are putting CBD to the test to determine if it can significantly help regulate blood sugar, calm inflammation, and soothe nerve pain from diabetes.
Most findings have shown CBD’s positive effects on diabetes have been on vermin. This poses an issue because laboratory condition and differentiating characteristics between human and animals can skew study results. Summarily, the fact that CBD works for them doesn’t mean it will work well in people.
In one study conducted by the National Institute of Science and Technology for Translational Medicine, researchers tested CBD on mice with low blood flow to the brain, a symptom of diabetes for some patients. According to the findings, CBD:
- Decrease hyperglycemia (high blood sugar)
- Lowered cholesterol and “bad fat” levels
- Increased insulin production
The study also showed