Natural Solutions for Diabetes Mellitus (popularly called Diabetes)
Diabetes, also called diabetes mellitus, has become a very common health problem. There are two main types of diabetes- type 1 diabetes in which the body does not produce insulin and type 2 diabetes in which the body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin that is produced does not work properly i.e. not being able to use up excess glucose in the body.
Some of the common symptoms of diabetes include fatigue, weight loss (even though you are eating more), excessive thirst, increased urination, cut and bruises that are slow to heal and blurred vision.
While there is no cure for diabetes, with your blood sugar level under control you can live a totally normal life. There are various natural remedies for diabetes that will help you control your blood sugar level;
Manage your weight: Excess fat, particularly stored around the abdomen, can increase the body’s resistance to the hormone insulin. This can lead to type 2 diabetes.
Exercise regularly: Moderate physical activity on most days of the week helps manage weight, reduce blood glucose levels and may also improve blood pressure and cholesterol.
Eat a balanced, healthy diet: Reduce the amount of fat in your diet, especially saturated and trans fats. Eat more fruit, vegetables and high-fibre foods.
Cut back on salt.
Limit takeaway and processed foods: ‘Convenience meals’ are usually high in salt, fat and kilojoules. It’s best to cook for yourself using fresh ingredients whenever possible.
Limit your alcohol intake: Too much alcohol can lead to weight gain and may increase your blood pressure and triglyceride levels. Men should have no more than two standard drinks a day and women should have no more than one.
Quit smoking: Smokers are twice as likely to develop diabetes as non-smokers. Control your blood pressure.
Adherence to medications
Most people can do this with regular exercise, a balanced diet and by keeping a healthy weight. Following drug regimen prescribed by your doctor helps in reducing blood glucose levels and risk for diabetes complications such as diabetes Ketoacidosis.
Worthy of note.... As you get older, it’s a good idea to regularly check your blood glucose, blood pressure and blood cholesterol levels. It keeps you abreast of your health status…