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Diabetes is a disease that involves either the body's inability to produce insulin (Type 1) or the body's unable to utilize it properly (Type 2).

Types[edit | edit source]

Type 1: Usually diagnosed in children and young adults and at one time referred to as Juvenile Diabetes. The body has stopped producing insulin.[1]

Type 2: Is when your body is not using insulin properly; insulin resistance.[2]

Both Types may use injectables or pills.[3]

Gestational Diabetes develops around the 24th week of pregnancy in many women. It does not mean the mother had diabetes prior to conception or that the mother will have diabetes after birth. Following a doctors advice will help mother and baby remain healthy.[4]

Symptoms[edit | edit source]

The main symptoms of diabetes include excessive thirst, frequent urination (particularly at night), chronic fatigue, weight loss, loss of muscle bulk, genital itching, frequent episodes of thrush, cuts or wounds that heal slowly, and blurred vision.[5]

Research[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. American Diabetes Association - Type 1
  2. American Diabetes Association - Type 2
  3. American Diabetes Association - Insulin & Other Injectables
  4. American Diabetes Association - Gestational
  5. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Diabetes/Pages/Diabetes.aspx
  6. Jadoon, Khalid A.; Ratcliffe, Stuart H.; Barrett, David A.; Thomas, E. Louise; Stott, Colin; Bell, Jimmy D.; O’Sullivan, Saoirse E.; Tan, GarryD. (August 29, 2016), "Efficacy and Safety of Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabivarin on Glycemic and Lipid Parameters in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Pilot Study", Diabetes Care: American Diabetes Association, 39 (10): 1777–86, doi:10.2337/dc16-0650