Traditional Methods To Treat Diabetes
Diabetes is rapidly becoming one of the most widespread health problems around the entire world, with around 50% rise every 5 years.
It is a serious disease and should always be supervised by a qualified healthcare professional.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes occurs either when the pancreas - which is the organ that produces the hormone insulin that ushers blood sugar (glucose) out of the blood stream and into the cells of the body - does not produce enough insulin OR, the cells cannot properly use the insulin that is being produced. This is defined as Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes respectively.
Type 1 Diabetes
During the process when 90% of the Beta cells are destroyed, is when the signs and symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes become evident.
Weight loss, hunger and fatigue are caused because the organs are not getting enough glucose they need to function properly. This is the result of the Pancreas stopping in creating insulin needed by the body to process glucose taken in from food. The body is literally starving.
People suffering from Type 1 Diabetes normally depend upon insulin injectors to administer insulin but there are also natural remedies for Diabetes Type 1.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 Diabetes is completely different from Type 1 Diabetes. It occurs when the Pancreas is able to make insulin but the cells become resistant to the effect of insulin.
Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of Diabetes and does not appear as suddenly as Type 1; its progression is so slow that many people do not realise they are developing this condition. It is conventionally treated with drugs that stimulate insulin production and controls the blood-sugar levels.
Mild cases of Type 2 Diabetes can almost always be treated through diet and exercise and aside from pills, diet control and exercise, natural remedies for Diabetes Type 2 are also available.
Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes
The most common symptoms of Diabetes are:
• Severe hunger urges• Frequent need to urinate• Thirst• Extreme fatigue• Blurred vision• Cuts and bruises are slow to heal• Weight loss - even though you are eating more (type 1)• Tingling, pain, or numbness in the hands / feet (type 2)
If you feel you are experiencing these symptoms then seek the advice of a natural healthcare professional to test for Diabetes.
Simple Traditional Methods For Treating Diabetes
Exercise and Diabetes
According to studies, being overweight and family history are likely to be the first factors in developing Diabetes Type 2.
Diabetes can be treated effectively through a combination of diet, exercise and supplementation. Regular exercise and a healthy diet are highly recommended to reduce the risks of developing Diabetes.
Exercise protects against the long term complications associated with Diabetes and helps control blood glucose levels. Regular exercise uses energy by burning glucose and helps the body maintain a healthy sugar level in the bloodstream.
Doing regular moderate exercise such as swimming, biking or aerobics is a great way to treat diabetes. People who walk - a daily 30 minute walk - are reportedly 40% less likely to have Diabetes than those that drive.
Check your blood glucose immediately before and after your workout. There will be variations, but on average there is a 1 to 2 point drop in blood sugar for every minute you exercise.
Diet and Diabetes
Avoid refined carbohydrates, refined sugar and products made with white flour, such as bread, pasta and biscuits, as these will flood your bloodstream with excess sugar.
With a very high risk in obese people; complex carbohydrates like whole grain bread, pastas, nuts, seeds, grains, fruits, lentils, beans and vegetables are recommended as a suitable healthy diet for diabetics.
Whole foods rich in fibre - which are soluable - and other nutritional factors help stabilise blood sugar levels in the body.
A huge cut on fatty intake reduces the risk because too much fat result in weight gain which exacerbates Diabetes and contributes to the risk of heart disease.
Herbal Methods To Treat Diabetes
The herb Siberian Ginseng has the ability both to amplify the release of insulin from the Pancreas and also to elevate the number of insulin receptors present. Ginseng also improves mood, blood sugar control, body weight and energy levels in Type 2 Diabetes sufferers.
• Take approx 250mg of the herb Ginseng twice a day for up to 6 weeks
If you have high blood pressure consult a health practitioner before taking Ginseng.
Another herb cited as beneficial for Diabetes is the Gymnema Sylvestre know as the “Sugar Destroyer” by its Hindi name. This herb stimulates the body to produce more of its own insulin and helps decrease blood-sugar levels. By regenerating insulin it makes Beta Cells in the Pancreas.
• Take 200mg of the herb Gymnema twice a day
Some people with Diabetes can benefit from using Chromium if deficient of this mineral. Chromium helps to control the levels of sugar and insulin in the bloodstream.
• Take 200mcg of a Chromium supplement three times a day with meals
Natural Health Remedies To Treat Diabetes
Supplements that are high in vitamins and minerals are recommended for Diabetes.
Natural health products, supplements and treatments for Type 1 Diabetes and treatments for Type 2 Diabetes can help improve the diabetes condition enormously.
Using these natural methods help new cells to build and repair effectively and improves the way the body utilises energy to help slow the progression of the Diabetes.
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