Diabetes is one of the most common chronic ailment worldwide which is diagnosed if a person has a high level of sugar (glucose) in his/her blood. The pancreas present in the human body produces insulin to lower the blood sugar concentration. The deficiency or absence of insulin in the human body is the main cause of diabetes.
There are two main types of diabetes called Type 1 and Type 2. The numerous symptoms of both the types of diabetes include
- Feeling excessive thirst
- Increased output of urine
- Wounds taking time to heal
- Loss of weight; and
The complete or medical term for diabetes is diabetes mellitus which is defined by high blood sugar levels due to insufficient secretion of insulin. In every human, the pancreas secretes hormone such as insulin which controls or balances the amount of glucose in the blood. Diabetes unfortunately like other chronic illness cannot be cured but can only be controlled.
Many people are not aware that they have diabetes, but some of the early signs start to show such as
- Dehydration which leads to a person feeling thirsty for prolong periods
- The high output of urine due to the presence of a high amount of glucose
- Weight loss and an increase in food intake
- Fluctuations in blood glucose can cause blurred vision
- Feelings of nausea and vomiting
One of the easiest way to determine if you have diabetes or not is through a blood test which shows the blood glucose level. Glucose is one form of simple sugar and essential source of energy needed by a human body. Glucose is found in carbohydrate, and when food is digested, the carbohydrates are broken down into glucose in the small intestine and absorb into the bloodstream. But the glucose need help from insulin to be absorbed and transported by the cells. Without the presence of insulin, the cells cannot transport the glucose which builds up in excess and is excreted from the urine.
People who have diabetes have to stay healthy to minimize the impact of the ailment. The best remedy for diabetes is consuming natural herbs, plants and organic concentrates. The intake of fruits and vegetables also help considerably as they have minerals and antioxidant ingredients which keep diabetes in check. Naturally occurring ginger helps to lower the blood sugar concentration and also help in insulin release.
Consumption of natural juices such as grapefruit, orange and pineapple are also beneficial as citrus fruits have low carbohydrates which result in a low sugar level in blood. The natural herbal plants are also known to improve the blood glucose level. Studies have proven that herbs such as aloe vera, cinnamon, ginger, okra, and bitter melon all have anti-diabetic properties. People are now starting to use natural and organic concentrates which do not have any side or adverse effects which is common in chemically processed medicines. Due to the potential of organic food, many companies are researching and developing new products which a person can take once or twice in a day to control diabetes. The companies are not only making organic concentrates but also creams and lotions which people can use, as people with diabetes also experience muscle fatigue in the arms and feet. People can apply the cream having organic ingredients on the part of the skin where they feel pain, within minutes they will feel relieved.
Mary Reynolds is an expert doctor who also happens to writes in newspapers and magazines about new medical research. She has written on various topics including diabetic pain relief. People can contact her on Facebook and Twitter for more information.