Diabetes-often heard in our home uttered by parents or may be grand parents. Have you ever tried to reach the base of the deadly disease? Diabetes germinates when the level of glucose or the level of sugar rise as a result of destruction of insulin from the body. Keeping Diabetes in control involves keeping blood sugar levels in control. Diabetes has some short-term effects and if not controlled in time, might end up in deadly diseases which prove to be fatal for life.
Short-time effects include blurred eye-vision, loss in weight, loss in concentration, frequent urination etc. and if these short-term effects are not controlled in time, it ultimately ends up in hazardous consequences like kidney failure, heart diseases, eye diseases etc. The age, lifestyle of a person and stage of the disease are three factors upon which the treatment of diabetes depends. In the beginning stages of treatment of diabetes, a healthy and nutritious diet and regular exercise are a must. In order to understate diabetes, the weight of the diabetic should first and foremost be brought in control.
Or otherwise, oral medications and insulin can also be given if these steps to control diabetes are not effective. More than 15 million Americans are suffering from diabetes and most of them are dependent on daily insulin shots. The key to control diabetes is to lower blood pressure and blood glucose levels and high cholesterol levels. Smoking triggers heart diseases and even greatly increases the risk for heart disease in diabetic people.
Therefore diabetic people are advised to quit smoking in order to control the deadly heart diseases and high cholesterol levels. There are certain herbs and medicines for Diabetes prescribed in ayurveda like gymnema, bitter melon, bilberry, birch leaf tea, diaplex etc. Gymnema reduces blood sugar levels by lowering insulin resistance, and by increasing the secretion of insulin from the pancreas. Gymnema improves glucose control and helps the body make more insulin.
Bitter melon is a fruit that helps increase the number of beta cells in the pancreas, thereby improving the body's ability to produce insulin. Bilberry contains tannins and compounds called OPCs which are good for the eyesight and the blood vessels. Birch leaf tea helps in reducing weight, thereby helping control Diabetes. Diabetic medications include insulin and oral hypoglycemics. A diabetic's diet should also be rich in Vitamins A, D, B1, B6, Fatty acids, Alpha lipoic acid, Chromium, Vanadium, and Zinc.
Vitamin A is important because it helps prevent such side effects as eye disease and kidney problems. Vitamin D and Zinc help promote production of insulin. Vanadium assists with moving insulin into the cells. Chromium assists with carbohydrate metabolism. Alpha lipoic acid aids in the conversion of glucose into fuel for the body to use. These vitamins and minerals can be found in foods consisting of cod liver oil, nutritional yeast, raw butter, cream, raw meats and fish, beef, lamb, shellfish, unfiltered olive oil, molasses, egg yolks, as well as a variety of fresh and fermented vegetables, just to name a few.
Trace minerals can be found in unrefined salt or bone broths. The blood sugar level in body is measured by hemoglobinA1C which should be 7 percent or below. At New York City public hospitals, around 50,000 diabetic patients are being treated and they say that lower blood sugar alone does not help controlling the disease.
They are using an electronic patient registry, also keep track of blood pressure, cholesterol levels, as well as eye and foot exams. According to them, Doctors should always treat patients by lowering blood sugar levels i.e. protein HaemoglobinA1C levels unless and until the factors such as age, other chronic conditions, lifestyle and culture are not being controlled.
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