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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Diabetes-Home Remedies


Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that prevents the body from utilizing glucose completely or partially. There are basically two types of diabetes
1. Type 1 diabetes mellitus (insulin-dependent diabetes)
2. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (non-insulin-dependent diabetes)
In type 1 diabetes the body doesn’t produce enough insulin to keep blood sugar at normal levels whereas in type 2 diabetes the cells do not properly respond to the insulin. The normal fasting blood sugar is 80-120 mg/dL; this can go up to a level of 160 mg/dL two hours after meals. Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in childhood or adolescence but can develop at any age. These patients need insulin everyday.
Type 2 diabetes is common among adults, especially those who are overweight and over age 40. These people are able to control their blood sugar levels through weight control, regular exercise and a well-balanced diet.
Symptoms of Diabetes MellitusFollowing are the major diabetes symptoms:
1. Increased thirst
2. Frequent urination
3. Increase in appetite
4. Weight loss in type 1 diabetes
5. Obesity in type 2 diabetes
6. Skin irritation or infection
7. Decreased healing capacity
8. Weakness or loss of strength
9. Erection problems
Causes of DiabetesFollowing are the major diabetes causes:
1. Hereditary factors
2. Excess intake of carbohydrate foods like chocolates, rice etc
3. Insulin deficiency
4. Insulin resistance
5. High blood pressure
6. High cholesterol
7. Stressful and over burdened life
8. Lack of exercise or physical activities
9. Excess eating habits

Healthy routine helps to minimize the risk of developing complications of diabetes. One can keep blood glucose levels normal by a healthy diet and maintaining physical fitness. Eating right, controlling your weight and exercising regularly will help you to control sugar level.
Excess consumption of alcohol is harmful as it may lower blood glucose levels and cause weight gain. Smoking is very harmful to diabetes patients, because it increases the risk of long-term complications. Foot care is important because diabetes can increase the risk of skin infections and ulcers on the feet. You must clean your feet daily and if a sore develop on your feet, consult the doctor promptly. Diabetes patients have an increased risk of high blood pressure, so regular monitoring is important.
Low-fat, vegetarian diets are ideal for diabetics. In most cases, diabetics can manage their disease much better with a food plan that gets most of its calories from complex carbohydrates while minimizing fats.
Diet for Diabetes : With a near-vegetarian diet and exercise program, one can maintain their sugar levels with out taking any medications. Ideal diet program for a diabetic is a low fat vegetarian diet, reducing meats, high-fat dairy products, and oils. At the same time increasing grains, legumes, and vegetables.
Have your meals at regular timings and limit your overall intake.
Eat five servings of fruits and vegetables every day. Soluble fibers mainly found in fruits, vegetables and some seeds are good for diabetics. They reduce or slow down the absorption of glucose from the intestines.
Diabetes patients should include leafy vegetables, vegetable soups and juices in their diet. Vegetables like tomato, cucumber, bitter gourd, carrot, cooked kidney beans, pumpkin, snake gourd, beans, cabbage, lady finger, brinjal, onion, spinach, inner part of banana stem, drum sticks etc. are good for diabetes. Fruits and fruit juices of apple, guava, lemon etc. are good. Avoid fruits like banana, mango, grapes, papaya, jack fruit etc. and vegetables like potato, tapioca, sweet potato etc. containing lot of carbohydrates.
Eat more starches such as bread, cereal, and starchy vegetables. Aim for six servings a day or more.
Eat sugars, sweets and fat and fat-fried items in moderation.
It is better to avoid cakes, jaggery, honey, ghee, butter, cool drinks, biscuits, dried fruits like badam and excess use of oil while cooking.
Home Remedies-Some home remedies help to regulate the blood sugar level. You can try out some of these remedies which compliment along with the diet for diabetics and regular exercises to lower blood sugar levels and protect from diabetes related damages.
-Have 1 litre of cinnamon water daily. Cinnamon contains a chemical to help utilize blood sugar naturally in your body. Add 3-table spoon of cinnamon to 1 litre of boiling water. Simmer for 20 minutes in a low flame, and then strain the mixture. Drink this mixture daily to cure diabetes
-Drink a watery juice of a small Bitter Gourd (remove seeds) every morning. It is one of the best home remedies for diabetes.-Wild (Black) cumin boiled in water regularly.
-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 regularly.
-Regularly, the juice of crushed 'touch me not' with its roots.
-First thing in the morning, have the juice of crushed fish-berry (amruth) soaked in water for a day.
-Make coffee with powdered fried fenugreek and wheat, taken in equal quantities.
-Garlic every day early in the morning in an empty stomach.
-Tender curry leaves (fresh) twice a day.
-Crush guava leaves, a handful and 3 grams of cumin together. Boil with one glass of water and make it half.
-Drink 8 glass of water in the morning and walk for one hour.
-The leaves of gymnema sylvestre (Gurmur- a climbing vine), a traditional  Ayurvedic medicine for diabetics, significantly reduces the metabolic effects of sugar by preventing the intestines from absorbing the sugar molecules during the process of digestion. Add 3 quarters of gymnema powder to one glass of boiling water, strain and drink it warm twice a day, 1 hour before breakfast and 1 hour before dinner for best results. The leaves can also be ground and had. It has the property of blocking sugary taste and thus curbs the craving for sweet things.
-Boil 15 fresh Mango leaves in 1 glass of water. Leave overnight. Filter this water and drink first thing in the morning. It is an effective home remedy for diabetes
-Indian gooseberry, a rich source of vitamin C serves as the best home remedy for diabetes. Take 1 tbsp of gooseberry juice and mix it with a cup of bitter gourd juice. Consume the mixture daily for about 2 months.
-Parslane seeds can be used effectively for treating diabetes. Consume a tsp of these seeds with half-cup water on a daily basis for about 3-4 months. It aids in enhancing the body’s insulin level.
1. Eat green vegetables, coriander, cucumber, cabbage, coconut, chenopodium album (bathu), creeper of pumpkin, cucumber, cabbage, bitter guard, carrot, tomato, lemon, radish, onion and ginger.
2. Eat fibre rich food like apple, figs, guava, lemon and orange. Grains rich in fibres are barley, oatmeal, maize, wheat flour, jowar, bajra, whole wheat, rice flakes, refined wheat flour (without husk) and puffed rice. Other sources of fibre are coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry pepper and turmeric
3. Soak 90-100 seeds in 250 gms of water in the evening. Mash them in morning, sieve in a cloth and drink mixture regularly. Take daily for two months to cure diabetes.
4. Take juice of bilva and parijataka leaves in equal parts for natural remedy of diabetes. Take two teaspoons of it twice a day.
5. Eat g****fruits regularly for diabetes natural remedy.
6. Boil 3-4 fresh leaves of mango tree in the morning and drink. It is also very effecting in curing diabetes.
7. Take soyabean in your diet. It does not contain sugar and is a good source of energy for diabetes.
8. Do regular exercises to reduce the chances of developing coronary artery disease and also improves control over diabetes.
9. Avoid exertion and always try to stay free from tension.
10. Avoid sweets, chocolates, rice, banana, g****s, mangoes, dry fruits, oils, cakes and pastries.
11. Drink half-cup karela (bitter gourd) juice daily. It is an effective natural home remedy for diabetes.
12. Avoid drinking alcohol (including beer, gin, wines and whisky).
13. Lower your fat intake for obese diabetic patients. Do regular morning walk and exercises to reduce weight.
14. Avoid infections, burns and injuries as they develop ketosis in such stressful conditions.

Wish You All A Healthy & Wealthy Life Always....

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