Diabetes is an expensive disease, collectively costing more than $245 billion in the United States, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But the human cost is far greater. Severe cases of diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, strokes, and limb amputations. Unfortunately, as a disease of civilization often linked to high sugar intake and sedentary lifestyles, diabetes is becoming more prevalent as 1.4 million new cases are diagnosed each year.
With nausea, slow to heal wounds, excessive thirst, and blurred vision among the myriad symptoms of diabetes, there is a need to prevent the disease from ever taking hold. Could cannabis be a tool in the fight to prevent and treat