Both forms of the disease stem from irregularities with the body’s ability to produce and regulate insulin—a hormone created by the pancreas that allows your body to process sugar. Type 1 and type 2 diabetes differ in their origin and treatment, but they are both characterized by the high level of glucose. A healthy human organism use the hormone insulin produced by the pancreas to help regulate blood glucose levels.
About 5% of people living with diabetes have type 1 which means they produce little or no insulin and glucose remains in the bloodstream, injuring blood vessels and depriving cells of nutrients. The Diabetes Council research has found that CBD can reduce the occurrence and delay the onset of the type 1 diabetes. Furthermore, the THC enzyme has been found to suppress the autoimmune response of the disease, reducing the amount of insulin needed during treatment.
Most of diabetes cases are type 2 diabetes, which means that cells no longer respond to insulin. Insulin resistance besides keeping high glucose levels in the bloodstream also boosts inflammation levels in the body. People suffering from type 2 diabetes that use CBD may fix an endocannabinoid imbalance that makes it harder for people to lose weight, which is an important step in treating type 2. And, CBD may also help reduce insulin resistance, the crucial mechanism that causes the disease to progress.