Diabetes is a metabolic disorder. According to the national Institute of diabetes and digestive and kidney diseases, “most of what we eat is broken down into the main source of fuel for our body: glucose. Insulin is required for glucose to get into ourselves. When we eat, the pancreas automatically produces the required insulin. With diabetes, the pancreas produces insufficient amounts of insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately.” This illness can cause a multitude of disorders, including depression, stroke, blindness, kidney failure, nerve damage, heart disease and can even require amputation of extremities due to improper circulation.
Synthesized CBD and THC are currently available for specific ailments. Marinol is used to treat chemotherapy related nausea, vomiting and weight loss. In the United Kingdom, Sativex spray is used to relieve pain. According to Dr. William Courtney, a northern California physician, “pharmaceutical giants are salivating. They want to isolate all the active ingredients of marijuana and turn them into 100 separate medicines”.