Diabetes 101 – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Diabetes mellitus- is often described as a chronic disease which is characterized by the elevated blood sugar levels in the blood, but it is also accompanied with a number of important disorders related to using nutrients.
According to the WHO, this is a chronic disease which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body cannot effectively use the produced insulin.
There are basically two types:
Type 1 diabetes – This type of diabetes was once known as insulin-dependent diabetes or diabetes which occurred in the childhood. The basic characteristic of this type of diabetes is the lack of insulin production in the body.
Type 2 diabetes – This type of diabetes was once known as insulin-independent or diabetes which occurred in adult persons. Type 2 diabetes is characterized by the inefficient use of insulin by the body (insulin produced in the body).
To put it in simple words, type 1 diabetes is linked to loss of pancreas cells which produce insulin while type 2 diabetes is characterized with the resistance of targeted cells to the effects of insulin. Genetic factors, obesity and lack of physical activity are some of the main reasons for occurrence of diabetes.
The symptoms of diabetes are clear and it is a good idea to visit a doctor if you notice some of the symptoms:
1. Blurred vision
2. Weight loss
3. Frequent infections
4. Frequent urination
6. Problems at intercourse
7. Increased appetite
8. Skin itching…
Natural treatment of diabetes
Diabetes is a serious disease and the treatment of diabetes requires serious approach. Luckily there are some things that patients diagnosed with diabetes can do in order to eliminate or at least ease the symptoms of this disease.
It is good to point out that there are different cures and treatments for different types of patients. There are also separate diabetes 2 treatment options available. However, most treatments mentioned here can be applied in any situation.
For example, take four tablespoons of blueberry leaves (preferably picked before the ripening period) and soak them in two liters of cold water. Simmer them until half of the water evaporates. Drink one tablespoon three times a day.
Another plant which can be used for diabetes treatment is nettle. They are very beneficial for the pancreas and are known for their ability to lower the blood sugar levels. The best option is to but nettle extract found in herbal stores and pharmacies (or even online).
Dandelions can also be very useful. It is best to use dandelions in early spring because this is the period when dandelions occur in meadows and fields. The plant should be cut to the roots, cleaned thoroughly and prepared a s a tasty salad. Diabetes sufferers should eat dandelion salad during spring every day at noon and before going to bed.
Many people have confirmed that the root of the chicory can be used as part of any diabetic treatment.
Before using root of chicory, wash it thoroughly and use it as a salad. They can also make tea from the flowers and stems and it is interesting to point out that this plant is used in many weight loss programs too. The recommended dosage is two cups of tea every day.
Although black root (Scorzonera hispanica) is very often used in cases of constipation, vomiting, liver and gallbladder problems, many studies has confirmed that black root can be beneficial for those practicing treatments of diabetes. It contains low amount of carbs and they are great diet food ofr diabetic patients.