Treating Diabetes with Natural Remedies

Are there really natural remedies for diabetes? In this article, let’s take a closer look at diabetes and how you can reduce the risk of developing this condition. Then, we will take a look at some of the most popular natural remedies for diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which involves the level of sugar or glucose in the blood. Recent diabetes news by the World Health Organization reveals three types of Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes can be developed by women during their pregnancy or gestation period and disappear after the child’s delivery.

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A Food List for People with Diabetes

A person with diabetes is more prone to complications brought about by excessive levels of sugar in the blood. To avoid complications, it’s important to follow a diabetic diet plan. It isn’t just sugar that causes diabetes but too much calories that can put one in danger. In this article, let’s discuss how you can make healthy food choices.

A Balanced Diabetic Diet Plan

Fiber-rich vegetables and fruits such as spinach, broccoli, lettuce and urugula are healthy substitutes to processed food products. Meanwhile, whole grain products like brown rice, brown pasta and wheat bread are great substitutes to the white variety. Fish are great source of protein and omega-3. In fact, people with diabetes are encouraged to eat fish at least 3 times a week. Skim milk and non-fat dairy products are also recommended.

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Can We Heal Diabetes?

Diabetes Mellitus affects millions of people across the globe today. The 2005 national statistics report from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) shows that an estimated 21 million people in the US are diabetics. Furthermore, about 54 million have a pre-diabetes condition which when ignored, can develop into Type 2 diabetes.

Is there a cure for diabetes? Medical experts advise that the best way to manage diabetes is to prevent its onset. How? Through a healthy diet and lifestyle.Medical studies are presently being conducted to find a cure for both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Continue reading “Can We Heal Diabetes?”

Interpreting Diabetes Glucose Level

To find out if a person has diabetes, blood sugar or glucose level must be measured. Aside from the glucose level tests, a physician would also evaluate the person’s medical history, lifestyle and eating habits.

If tests show that you have a higher glucose level than the normal range, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes, then you are in a pre-diabetic stage. This means you are at a higher risk to develop diabetes. When left unchecked, a person in a pre-diabetic condition can easily develop Type 2 Diabetes. A study conducted by the American Diabetes Association reveals that an estimated 54 million people in the US have a pre-diabetes condition. Continue reading “Interpreting Diabetes Glucose Level”

The Right Foods for a Diabetic

Diabetes Mellitus is known to be one of the ten leading causes of death across the globe. In the US alone, statistics show that an estimated 21 million people or 7% of the population have diabetes. In addition, 54 million Americans have been diagnosed to have a pre-diabetic condition. In Canada, diabetes is known to be the 7th leading cause of death. These staggering reports were given by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases.

But despite the fact that diabetes is a chronic disease, it is a relief to learn that the condition is manageable. According to the American Diabetes Association based on its landmark study conducted during the 2002 Diabetes Prevention Program, people who are in the pre-diabetic stage can lower the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes through proper diet, correct physical activity and self-management education. Continue reading “The Right Foods for a Diabetic”