Blood Sugar, Natural home remedies
Noninsulin dependent Diabetes mellitus (NIDDM) is closely linked to lifestyle and is rapidly increasing and reaching epidemic proportion. Development of Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased mortality and a high risk of developing vascular, renal, retinal and neuropathic complications leading to premature disability and death. It is a lifelong problem. In most of the cases it is, kept under control by daily usage of drugs.
NIDDM develops in adults and most often in obese individuals and it is characterized by hyperglycemia resulting from impaired insulin utilization coupled with the body’s inability to compensate with increased insulin production.
Natural home remedies -
A diet for this condition should contain moderate amount of protein, high fiber and fewer carbohydrates.
Cinnamon: Is a very powerful antioxidant. Animal studies show that constituents of Cinnamon stimulate insulin receptors and they significantly increase the ability of the cells to use glucose.
Bitter melon: A large study by Harvard university medical school concluded that Bitter melon is one of the best natural remedies for blood sugar support. Eat this as a vegetable, if not take supplements that have this extract.
Amla (Indian gooseberry): To fresh juice of Indian gooseberry (100ml) add 2 gms of Turmeric powder and drink this once a day. It helps to increase immunity, vitality and strength.
Fenugreek: Studies show that Fenugreek helps to regulate blood sugar levels. It contains 4-hydroxyisole-ucine. This compound helps to stimulate insulin secretion, thereby limiting the extent to which blood sugar is elevated. It is also useful in lowering the serum cholesterol and triglycerides.
Zinc: Plays an important role in the production and storage of insulin. Good food sources of Zinc are Ginger root, Walnuts, Almonds etc.
Curcumin: 1,000mg of Turmeric approximately contains 20 mg to 40 mg of Curcumin. Add this to food everyday or take supplements that have Curcumin.
Okra: Cut five pieces of this, soak in a glass of water overnight. Filter and drink this water daily. It will help with blood sugar management.
Finally, those that drink many glasses of water every day were found to have lower blood sugar levels than those that did not. The mechanism of sugar regulations lies with a hormone called Vasopressin, which rises when the body is dehydrated and makes the liver to increase blood sugar levels.
More research is needed to ascertain the effect of water on blood sugar levels, but initial evidence suggests that adequate water intake can actually help.
I hope the above natural home remedies for blood sugar support helps all people. Since this is a serious medical condition one should always follow the advise of a Doctor.
By Veena Deo
Dr. Deo is an expert Herbalist and the author of this page. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above should not be construed as medical advise. This information is provided for educational purposes only. Any statements made above have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products discussed above are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.