Diabetes seems to be striking everyone today. Even right now, there is a chance that you know a friend or a family who may be struck down by this untoward disease or even you yourself may be battling with it. A lot of information is out there about diabetes and its treatment and prevention which we are going to look at in jiffy.
Diabetes is a condition that strikes when your body experiences some form of difficulty in regulating the sugar level (glucose) in your bloodstream. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas in individuals who are healthy helps carry glucose molecules across cell membranes and into cells for the production of energy. This isn’t the case for diabetics. Because their bodies aren’t able to manufacture insulin or make proper use of it in order to maintain glucose at a healthy level in the bloodstream, they become susceptible to a wide range of very serious and fatal conditions.
In lay terms, diabetes is the inability of the body to transport glucose from food into energy forms for use by the body. Since it is the cells that are responsible for basic bodily functions, the inability of the body to carry energy from food to these cells can become detrimental to the body. Diabetes comes in two types; Type 1 and Type 2. In Type 1, the body is unable to produce insulin to transport glucose gotten from food into the cells to use. In Type 2 and the more complicated form of diabetes, the body is able to produce insulin but cannot produce sufficient levels of it and so cannot do the job of transporting glucose from food into energy forms for use by the body. Type 2 diabetes is very common and has been estimated to affect more than 400 million people in the world.
Conventional treatment methods for diabetes
What makes diabetes dangerous is the build-up and accumulation of glucose in the bloodstream as it cannot be absorbed by the cells of the body. When this happens, the following life-threatening symptoms could be experienced.
• Kidney disease
• Nerve damage
• Heart disease
Thankfully, conventional medicine can be used to put the disease in check so that patients can live normal, happy lives. However, this often goes hand in hand with patients rigorously keeping tabs with their glucose levels and maintaining a diet that is safe for their condition. In those with Type 1 diabetes – because they cannot produce insulin on their own –they are administered insulin often in the form of shots or in the form of a pump designed to naturally monitor their blood glucose levels and inject the insulin as and when necessary.
The problem with this sort of arrangement is that it is never 100% effective in maintaining healthy blood glucose. If glucose levels are very erratic, that could prove very problematic for even the most prudent diabetic. In diabetics with the second type of diabetes, those who aren’t in much need of insulin shots will be prescribed drugs like Metformin or
The role of CBD oil in treating diabetes
There are not many conclusive reports about how effective CBD is on diabetes, and most physicians are a bit hesitant to recommend it for treatment as they do not have all the answers. Yet, this does not in any way that CBD oil is useless. With its potential to help with cancer-related symptoms and nervous disorders, lots of research are going on about how CBD could be beneficial to diabetics.