Diabetes is a condition where the body does not create or correctly use insulin. Insulin is needed to transform sugar, starches, and other food into energy needed for daily living. According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 23 million adults and children in the United States suffer from diabetes.
What causes diabetes is not immediately known. However, hereditary and environmental considerations, including diet and lack of physical activity, can play a part. There are several types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, gestational, and prediabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is most prevalent in children and young adults. Most type 1 diabetes occurs before the age of 14. Type 1 diabetes arises because of an autoimmune disorder, as the body's immune system is not functioning properly. With type 1 diabetes, the body believes that insulin is bad for it and creates antibodies to ward off "enemy" tissue, eliminating cells that create insulin. This shortage of insulin causes diabetes. In rarer instances, type 1 diabetes can also be caused by an injury to the pancreas or the removal of the pancreas.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a condition that affects the way the human body deals with digested food for growth and strength. Type 2 diabetes is often connected to growing older, being overweight, eating poorly, and having high levels of bad cholesterol. Type 2 diabetes is caused because people have two difficulties with their insulin: Their muscle, liver, and fat cells do not use insulin properly, and the pancreas, a gland in the stomach, reduces its creation of insulin. These issues with insulin cause glucose to increase in the blood, pour into the urine, and pass out of the body so the body does not receive its main source of nourishment.
Some females get gestational diabetes near the end of pregnancy. Most times, this type of diabetes disappears once the baby is born. However, someone who develops gestational diabetes will be more at risk for getting type 2 diabetes down the road. Gestational diabetes is caused by hormones during pregnancy that block the effect of insulin or the female body's not being able to produce enough insulin because of weight gain.
Prediabetes is a condition where someone's blood sugar level is considered high, but not high enough to be considered as having diabetes. Most people who have prediabetes do not know they have it or are in danger of developing diabetes. Prediabetes arises when the body does not respond normally to insulin and cannot keep blood glucose levels within normal range. When cells in the body cannot use glucose, the sugar then stays in the blood. Prediabetes is caused by this increase of sugar in the blood.
Herbal Remedies for Diabetes
Prepare a mixture by adding equal quantities of turmeric powder and dried gooseberry powder with honey or drink equal quantities of gooseberry juice and fresh turmeric juice in an empty stomach daily.
Eat garlic regularly as it regulates sugar level.
Dalchini ((Cinnamonum zeylancium) is also an effective herbal remedies for diabetes.
Bitter melon is wonderful herb in treating diabetes mellitus.
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