According to the National Diabetes Statistics Report, 2017 nearly 2 million people in the United States are diagnosed with diabetes every year. In 2015 alone, an estimated 30 million Americans of all ages had diabetes.

There are two main types of diabetes. Type 1 and Type 2. Both of these cause blood glucose levels to be higher than normal, but the two different types do this in different ways. In Type 1, the body attacks insulin-producing cells in the pancreas, causing a rise in blood sugar levels. In Type 2, the more common form of diabetes, insufficient insulin is produced in the pancreas, which slows the metabolism and increases blood sugar levels.

Diabetes is a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood sugar (glucose). Glucose is vital to your health because it’s an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It’s also your brain’s main source of fuel.

CBD could be used to treat diabetes, according to researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, led by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, who is known as the leading expert on CBD.

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