Diabetes is a condition that affections over 25 million Americans.
Diabetes is the body’s inability to convert sugar (glucose) into energy. With diabetes, the pancreas creates little or no insulin, or the body cannot process the sugar well; this causes glucose to build up too high in the blood. If the blood glucose remains at high levels it can damage nerves, the heart, eyes, and the kidneys.
High blood glucose levels can damage the nerves by irritating the nerve sheath (myelin). When the sheath is injured or damaged, the nerve is laid bare. The exposed nerve can cause severe pain. Over time, the nerve sensation could completely stop.
The other possible reason for the nerve damage is poor blood supply to the nerves. When the blood vessels that supply nutrients to the nerve sheath are destroyed or not working properly, this will cause the nerve sheath to become insufficient and damaged as well.
The resulting pain from the damaged nerves is called neuropathy.
Neuropathy can be treated with essential fatty acids (Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids). Hemp seed and hemp seed oil are perfect foods for adding EFAs to the diet because they have the perfect ratio of Omega fatty acids for optimum human health.
GLA (Omega 6) has proven anti-inflammatory properties, and it helps with the pain of neuropathy.
Omega 3 fatty acids are also anti-inflammatory. Omega 3s help the nerve cells by improving nerve impulse transmission. In addition, Omega 3s are excellent for cardiovascular health and improving circulation.
Because hemp has the perfect 3:1 ratio of Omega fatty acids, it is the perfect choice for helping to reduce diabetic neuropathy, as well as being a good choice for those who prefer to treat their pain naturally.
*The above article has information based on my own personal research and is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be professional medical advice.