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About Diabetes and CBD

Diabetes refers to a condition in which the body is unable to properly process sugar for energy. This in turn can cause high blood glucose and blood sugar levels which can result in serious health hazards such as nerve damage, eye problems, heart disease and even stroke, as blood vessels might get clotted. Diabetes is typically categorized in two types:.

Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetes is an autoimmune disorder where the body attacks insulin producing cells. Type I diabetes is thought to be genetic and can be treated with insulin.

Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes, formerly known as adult-onset diabetes, is often associated with obesity and characterized by high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin.

Common symptoms of diabetes

People with diabetes typically suffer from the following symptoms:

  • Excessive thirst and hunger

  • Frequent urination from urinary tract infections or kidney problems

  • Weight loss or gain

  • Fatigue and irritability

  • Blurred vision

  • Slow-healing wounds and skin infections

  • Nausea

  • Darkening of skin in areas of body creases

  • Breath odor that is fruity, sweet, or an acetone-like

  • Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet

How CBD works against Diabetes

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a vital role in hunger signals and insulin regulation. Scientist also think that an overactive ECS plays a role in obesity and especially in the development of type II diabetes. Thanks to the effects of CBD and the benefits of CBD oil on the ECS and receptors, scientists hypothesize that medical marijuana in general and CBD in particular can help people with both type I & type II diabetes. Please note that none of the research is currently supported by clinical trials, whether in the United States or any other country.

1) Its ability to control hyperglycemia

CBD has been shown to decrease levels of resistin (a hormone associated with obesity) and increase glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide, the hormone responsible for insulin secretion. 

2) Its ability to reduce pancreatic inflammation

Beta cells in the pancreas are responsible for insulin secretion. Many diabetics suffer from pancreatic inflammation due to the destruction of these insulin-producing cells caused by an invasion of immune cells. CBD is shown to reduce pancreatic inflammation, helping to regulate hyperglycemic blood levels.

Recommended CBD product types and dosage for Diabetes


It's important to use a high-quality product and do so regularly, when using CBD for a condition such as Diabetes. For optimal results, we would recommend the following CBD product types:

  • Sublingual Treatments & Ingestibles

    For daily prevention and maintenance we recommend using a full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD oil, tincture or gel cap. This will allow for a slow onset of action that lasts throughout the day.


CBD for Diabetes is very personal and dependent on the type and severity of symptoms. The general rule of thumb for CBD dosage can be applied to Diabetes. As such, we recommend patients to start with 25 mg of CBD, taken twice daily. If results from this amount are not felt, the serving size can be increased by another 25 mg every 3-4 weeks until you the optimal dosage is found.

To help you figure out the right dose for you, head over to our page CBD usage and dosage.

Recommended CBD products

Pure 16% - CBD Oil (1600mg)
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Pure 6% - CBD Oil (600mg)
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DISCLAIMER: These statements have not been evaluated by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) or Swissmedic. The information provided here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult with a doctor / physician if you have any medical condition or use any prescription medications. Medical advice should always be sought before starting any new treatment, including the intake of CBD products.


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