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Fighting back with Diabetes

Mar 12, 2008
Many a times our parents and grandparents talk about a serious issue at our home which is known as 'diabetes'. But does any one of us seem to be really interested in the topic. Have we attempted to gain the full knowledge of the disease? When the insulin in the body gets wiped out, the sugar level or the glucose level rises and as a result diabetes develops.

Controlling diabetes involves keeping the blood sugar levels under control. If not caught in time, this disease can result in some very serious effects on your health. Some short term effects can include, but are not limited to, blurred vision, concentration loss, weight loss, and frequent urination. If you fail to treat and control diabetes quickly, more serious health issues could arise such as heart disease, eye disease, and kidney failure.

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.

Near about to 15 million people in US are ailing under diabetes while many of them prefer insulin shots on a daily basis. Reducing the blood pressure, the blood glucose level and cholesterol level are most necessary to control diabetes. Smoking remains as the sole cause of heart diseases thereby increasing the risk for diabetics at a larger rate. This the reason why diabetics are suggested to give up smoking for the purpose of saving them from various other heart diseases and higher cholesterol levels.

Gymnema, bitter melon, bilberry, birch leaf tea, diaplex are some of the herbs and medicines for diabetes sufferers as prescribed by ayurvedic doctors. Sugar level in blood is reduced while lowering insulin resistance with the help of Gymnema. Sugar level is also reduced while pancreases help in more and more secretion of insulin. Hence, the body is in the position to make more insulin thereby improving the glucose level. The number of beta cells are increased in the pancreas with the help of a fruit named bitter melon. This is helpful in increasing the ability of the body to make more insulin. Eye-sight and blood vessels are also helped to improve through OPCs tannins and compounds which are found in bilberry fruit. Weight can also be controlled with the help of birch leaf tea.

Major drugs given in Diabetes include Insulin and Oral Hypoglycemics. Nutritious diet which is to be given to Diabetics should be rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Fatty Acids, Alpha Lipoic acid, Chromium, Vanadium, Zinc etc. Vitamin A is an important element for treatment of Diabetes. It prevents side-effects of Diabetes like eye diseases, kidney problems etc. Vitamin D and Zinc help in Insulin production. Vanadium helps move insulin into the cells and Chromium helps in carbohydrate metabolism. Alpha Lipoic acid helps in converting glucose into energy required for the body. All these minerals and Vitamins are found in healthy diet like cod liver oil, nutritional yeast, animal foods including raw butter, cream, cheese, raw meat and fish, beef and lamb, seafood like shellfish, unrefined salt for trace minerals, bone broths for minerals; unfiltered olive oil; molasses, egg yolks; and a variety of fresh and fermented vegetables.

The HemoglobinA1C test measures the body's blood sugar level, which should be at or below seven percent (7%). Fifty thousand diabetic patients are being treated at New York City hospitals and they state that lower blood sugar alone does not aid in the control of diabetes. The use of an electronic patient registry, monitoring blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as getting eye exams and foot exams are essential in controlling this disease. These patients also believe that doctors should always attempt to lower high blood sugar levels unless there are factors that cannot be controlled, such as age, lifestyle, culture, or other chronic conditions involved.
About the Author
Julia Hanf author of the book How To Play the Diabetes Diet Game and Win Through a real life crisis Julia figured out how to live diabetes free. Visit http://www.yourdiabetescure.com and learn more about your solution for diabetes.
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