Previously Published on HomeCareMag.com – In 2018, 34.2 million Americans, or 10.5% of the population, had diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). The ADA estimates that 7.3 million of those experiencing symptoms are undiagnosed. Managing diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes, can be a struggle for many. And while not all people living with Type 2 diabetes require insulin therapy, many of the medications to manage the condition can have adverse drug interactions that cause dangerously low blood sugar.
There may be a new alternative on the market in some cases: cannabidiol or CBD oil. The hemp-derived oil is available in a variety of delivery methods, and animal studies have shown that CBD can help with some of the struggles that come with diabetes, from glycemic control to dry, sensitive skin.
Alex Capano, a doctor of nursing practice and chief science officer for Ananda Health and Ananda Professional. They have shared some of the research around CBD and diabetes. Ananda Professional is a Kentucky-based company providing CBD oils, edibles and more for humans and animals.
Do both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes benefit from CBD?
Previously Published on HomeCareMag.com