Diabetes: How to Treat it Naturally?

It can be concluded that a person afflicted with diabetes can lead a normal and healthy life by adding natural cures with yoga and physical exercises in one’s daily routine.By regular exercise, a diabetic patient can brings sugar level down easily.

Diabetes is an illness in which a person's body is either not able to produce adequate amount of insulin or if the insulin is produced the body is not able to respond to it leading to a high level of sugar in the blood. The elevated level of blood sugar leads to an increase in thirst and hunger as well as increase in frequency of urination. It is a disease which is generally triggered by sedentary lifestyles brought on by excessive body weight, very less physical exercise, and increase in age as well as family history of diabetes. It is also known as Diabetes Mellitus or DM which is basically of three types.

The first type or Diabetes mellitus type 1 is caused when the body is unable to produce insulin and it has to be injected into the person's body. It can affect both children as well as adults. But it is more frequently found to develop in children. Hence it's also known as 'juvenile diabetes. The second type or Diabetes mellitus type 2 is caused when the cells in the body are not able to adequately use the insulin. It generally occurs in adults. The third type or gestational diabetes is one where women develop high levels of blood sugar during their pregnancy period. It occurs in 2-5 % of pregnant women on an average and mostly gets cured after the delivery of the child. It makes these women prone to developing type 2 diabetes in future.
Diabetes of any type can be treated with insulin which is accessible since 1921. Type 2 diabetes is controllable with the help of medicines. Type 1 as well as type 2 diabetes is cannot be cured. Gestational diabetes generally gets cured post delivery. In today's times, a population of around 346 million suffer from type 2 diabetes in 2012.

Complications of diabetes

Diabetes complications can be both short term as well as long term. Some of the short term complications may include ketacidosis, hypoglycaemia or low level of blood sugar and hyperosmolar syndrome. Long term complications may include heart related diseases, hypertension, nerve damage or neuropathy, eye related diseases, problems in kidney, nerve damage in the stomach, urological as well as sexual disorders. If treated timely, these complications can be largely prevented.

Natural Cure of Diabetes mellitus

However research has been done to find natural cure of diabetes. It was found that more than five hundred varieties of herbs can be used for the treatment of diabetes. Some of these herbs include fig leaves, cinnamon, grape seed extract, bitter melon, black seed, fenugreek, olive oil, jambolan, apple and avocado. Also a daily dose of 100 to 600 mg of Vitamin C brings the level of blood sugar to normal. However the effect of these herbal remedies may differ from person to person.

Yoga and diabetes

Yoga is good option to minimise or prevent many short term as well long term effects of diabetes. The practise of yoga by the diabetic patient on a regular basis lowers the level of blood sugar, stimulates the pancreas to work efficiently, lowers the cholesterol levels in the body and thereby lowers the high blood pressure, reduces excess weight and causes muscular relaxation in the body. Yoga increases the immunity and lowers the stress levels in the body. The asanas or postures and pranayamas have proved to be very effective in diabetes. Care should be taken to learn and practise these yoga asanas under supervision and should be practised on a regular basis to derive maximum benefits in the long run.


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