Natural Remedy for Diabetes

 Natural remedy for diabetes

Natural Remedy for Diabetes

Treat Diabetes with Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Uses of Indian gooseberry

Indian goose berry is the best fruit for our overall health. It prevents controls and treats diabetes and its complications. It reduces cholesterol improves the function of the brain and the heart. It boosts immunity. It improves hair growth and prevents premature graying. It has anti-aging properties and prevents cancer.

Composition of Indian gooseberry

Indian gooseberry is rich in fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Very rich in Vitamin C and chromium. Amla also contain phytonutrients, ellagic acid and flavonoids which help to reduce damage by free radicals.

Indian gooseberry and diabetes

High fiber in Indian gooseberry delays the absorption of sugar from intestine there by reducing postprandial blood glucose. Amla increases insulin secretion. It rejuvenates insulin secreting beta cells of pancreas. Chromium present in amla improves the sensitivity of insulin. Amla reduces the complication of diabetes, improves wound healing, increases circulation of blood, improves the condition of nerves and improves memory.

How to Consume Indian gooseberry?

It is always better to eat as fresh fruit or drink as fresh amla juice. Amla is also available as dried fruits, amla powder, as jam, and as pickle. Amla powder can be sprinkled on salads and other foods.

How to make amla juice?

Take few amla fruits, remove seeds, add water, blend it, filter it and drink twice a day. For better results add a pinch of cinnamon powder and turmeric powder. You can add honey and lemon juice for taste.

Research studies in India and Oman proved that after 3 weeks of taking 3 grams of Indian gooseberry powder showed good reduction of fasting and postprandial blood glucose.

Consult your physician as taking amla along with anti-diabetics may produce Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)

Treat Diabetes with Onion

Onions are high in fiber content and have low calories. They are rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, sulfur, flavonoids and manganese. High fiber content reduces absorption of sugar. Flavonoids increases insulin sensitivity. Taking onions daily reduces sugar and its complications.

Treat Diabetes with Garlic  

Garlic is rich in fiber, allicin, flavonoids and antioxidants. Fiber reduces absorption of sugar from intestine. Allicin and flavonoids increases insulin sensitivity. They prevent damage to kidneys, blood vessels, skin and eyes. They reduce glycation process. Garlic helps to prevent heart attack and stroke. Raw garlic has to be chewed for faster and better results.

Coconut and Diabetes

Coconut is rich in medium chain fatty acid. It acts as alternate energy to brain when glucose cannot enter brain cells due to diabetes. It also increases insulin sensitivity. Coconut prevents and treats Alzheimer’s disease, obesity and hypertension.

Treat Diabetes with Mango Leaves

Mango leaves are used to control blood glucose. They are rich in vitamin A, B and C. They are rich in antioxidants, tannins(anthocyanins), beta-taraxenol and ethyl acetate. They maintain the normal level of insulin and increases synthesis of glycogen. Mango leaves prevent diabetic retinopathy.

How to use mango leaves in Diabetes?

Boil mango leaves in water, keep it overnight, filter it in the morning and drink it. Mango leaves powder can be used. Half a teaspoon of the powder can be taken 2 times a day.

Mango leaves are good to reduce gallstones and kidney stones.

Treat Diabetes with Cinnamon

Cinnamon is commonly used to control diabetes. It stimulates insulin production and acts by increasing sensitivity of insulin. The powder can be sprinkled on salads or added to soups. Cinnamon powder can be added to tea.

Treat Diabetes with FenugreekNatural remedy for diabetes

Fenugreek is also used to prevent and treat Diabetes. It increases insulin sensitivity. Soak fenugreek seeds overnight and drink it in the morning. It is also rich in fiber which slows down the absorption of sugar from the intestine.

Treat Diabetes with Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is also used to prevent and control diabetes.

Indian Curry Leaves in Diabetes

Natural remedy for diabetes

Indian curry leaves are used to control blood glucose. As they are rich in fiber they reduce absorption of sugar. Chemicals present in curry leaves reduce insulin resistant.

Along with these green leafy vegetables and bitter guard helps to reduce blood glucose. They have low glycemic index and they delay the absorption of sugar.

Diet and Life Style Modification in Treating Diabetes

Taking low carbohydrate, high fiber and low fat diet along with regular exercise can control diabetes. Reduce mental stress to prevent diabetes. Exercises which increases muscle mass prevent insulin resistance and increases glucose utilization.

When using natural treatment to treat diabetes, inform your physician, check blood glucose often and adjust the dose of anti-diabetic drugs.

 

Diabetes

Diabetes, cause of diabetes,symptoms of diabetes

Diabetes  (Diabetes mellitus)

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which the person has high level of blood sugar (glucose).
Diabetes is on the rise and now becoming an important health problem to the whole world.

What is the cause of diabetes?

Diabetes is caused mainly due to the slowly changing life style from manual work to highly automated industries, migration of people from villages to cities, environmental changes, and increased inactivity leading to obesity. Consumption of high caloric-high fat diet and Jung food are major factors that produces diabetes. Heredity also plays a role.

Types:

Type 1 Diabetes: Juvenile diabetes, also known as insulin dependent or child hood onset diabetes .Here the beta cells of the pancreas does not produce insulin.
Our digestive system change the carbohydrates and sugar we eat to simple sugar called glucose, which can be used as energy by the cells. Insulin is necessary to push glucose from blood into the cells of our body.
Type 1 diabetes may be congenital (heredity) or our immune system may destroy the beta cells of pancreas which produce insulin. It is usually diagnosed in children and young adults.

Type 2 Diabetes: Here the insulin production is slowly reduced and the secreted insulin may not be enough to reduce glucose level or the cells are unable to recognize the insulin and use it (insulin resistance).

Gestational diabetes: It affects some female when they are pregnant. Their children are at risk of becoming diabetic. Their children may be overweight at birth.

Pre-diabetics: When Persons blood glucose level is little higher than normal but not up to diabetic level (fasting blood glucose 100-120 mg\d}.

What are the symptoms?

Frequent urination (polyuria), Frequent thirst and hunger, tiredness and fatigue, non-healing wounds, Numbness or burning sensation of hands and feet, Giddiness, Loss of memory .loss of vision, Weight gain or weight loss.

What test to do?

Hb A1C: Hb A1C is called glycosylated haemoglobin, a form of haemoglobin that is attached to glucose. It is a blood test which shows the average blood glucose level in the past 3 months.
Normal: Below 5.7 %.
Pre-diabetic: 5.7 % – 6.4 %.
Diabetic: above 6.5 %.

Fasting blood glucose: Blood glucose values measured in Empty stomach. Normal value: Below 110 mg\dl or below 6.1 m mol \ l.

Post- prandial blood glucose: Blood glucose level measured 2 hours after food. Normal value: Below 140 mg\ dl or below 7.8 m mol \ l.

Oral glucose tolerance test: Here 75 grams of glucose is given orally and blood glucose levels measured at the end of one hour and at the end of two hours. Fasting blood glucose: 110 mg\ dl or 6.1 m mol \ l 1 hour: 10 m mol \ l or 180 mg \ dl 2 hours: 7.8 m mol \ l or 140 mg \ dl.

Complications

Diabetes can affect any part of the body.amputation
• Peripheral neuropathy
• Loss of vision, diabetic retinopathy
• Hearing loss
• Loss of blood supply to legs
• Gangrene of foot may lead to amputation.
• Reduced sexual libido and impotency.
• Arterial diseases and stroke.
• Diabetic keto-Acidosis; (DKA). If the body cannot get enough insulin, it breaks down fat cells. This produces chemical called ketones, leading to DKA, a life threatening condition.

Treatment

The main treatment of diabetes is Diet Control, Daily Exercise and Drugs.

Diet
Eat more vegetables and fruits. It is better if they are more colourful.
Eat high fibre cereals legumes and whole grains.
Have lot of fish, skin less chicken, milk and eggs.
Reduce the intake of carbohydrates, deep fried foods, sugary drinks and packaged foods.

Daily exercise
Daily exercise like yoga, brisk walking. Taichi, Cycling or swimming has to be followed.

Drugs
Type 1 Diabetes: Injection Insulin is the main line of treatment for type 1 diabetes.
Type 2 Diabetes: Oral anti diabetics can be given.
Drugs that stimulate insulin secretion like Glibenclamide, Glipizide, Gliclazide and Glimepiride may be given.
Drugs that delays absorption of carbohydrates from intestine like acarbose and voglibose can be given.
Biguanides like Metformin to reduce hepatic glucose production can be given. Thiaolidinediones like pioglitazone which increase the insulin sensitivity may be given.
These drugs can be given alone or in combinations.
In some type 2 diabetics injection insulin is necessary.

PREVENTION:

Healthy foods, healthy body weight, active life with moderate physical activity and proper sleep can prevent diabetes. Avoiding smoking, avoiding mental stress and reduced alcohol intake can also helps in preventing Diabetes.