Diabetes is one of the most common and chronic diseases of modern man. The depleted secretion of a hormone called insulin which helps the body to convert glucose into energy, leads to a state when the glucose level in the blood rises to a level where it starts menacing with the optimum health of body leads to a condition called diabetes.
The common diabetes symptoms are frequent urination, blurry vision, excessive urination, increased fatigue, extreme hunger, unusual weight loss, excessive thirst, irritability, etc. Once detected, diabetes can definitely be controlled through many ways, and a diabetic patient can live a long and happy life.
Treatment Options for Diabetes
Some of the most common treatment options are: oral medicines (Diabetes pills), dietary changes, exercise, insulin and islet Cell Transplantation. The oral medicines may have negative side effects. The side effects of the oral medicines include: nausea, diarrhea, metallic taste in mouth, low blood glucose, skin rash or itching, and weight gain.
Rare side effects or oral medicines are Liver failure, Respiratory infection, Headache, and Pain.
How does Exercise help Control Diabetes?
Exercise is very important to maintaining a healthy life and managing diabetes. Combining diet, exercise, and medicine (when prescribed by your doctor) will help control your weight and blood sugar level. Exercise is good for you because:
It lowers blood sugar by speeding the transport of glucose in the cells. (Known as invisible insulin.)
It helps promote weight loss and maintenance of ideal body weight.
It decreases cardiovascular risk by making heart pump more efficiently.
It improves circulation.
It reduces demands on the pancreas.
It improves our muscular tone.
It reduces stress.
Diet for Diabetes
Fruits with a high glycaemic index, such as mangoes, Sapodillas, and banana are completely abstained from. Green leafy vegetables provide the required antioxidants and phyto nutrients. Sweet cravings are substituted by fruits. Chocolates, candies, jaggery, glucose and honey are avoided. Alcoholic and carbonated beverages are not recommended. About eight to ten glasses of water is advised per day. Fasting of meals is prohibited. Intermediate snacks are helpful. About four to five small and frequent meal pattern is helpful. Diet is effective when followed with regular exercises.
Avoid eating sweets, chocolates, rice, banana, grapes, mangoes, dry fruits, oils, cakes and pastries as all the food items can increase the blood sugar level. Home Remedies for Diabetes
Take Alpha lipoic acid It helps to control sugar level in the blood. Alpha lipoic acid is considered among the elite, multipurpose antioxidants.
Take 400 mcg. a day of chromium picolinate makes insulin more efficient helping keep sugar level low. Chromium maintains stable blood sugar levels through proper insulin utilization and can be helpful for people with diabetes and/or hypoglycemia.
Take Garlic in capsules it helps circulation and regulates sugar level.
500 mg of L-glutamine and taurine a day to reduce sugar cravings and to help release insulin.
Huckleberry promotes the production of insulin.
A tea made with kidney beans, white beans, navy beans, lima beans, and northern beans removes toxins from the pancreas.
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