What you need to know about Diabetes

by Valencie Exceus, AP, DOM July 08, 2019

What you need to know about Diabetes

What You Need to Know About Diabetes?

A few decades back, according to the WHO (World Health Organization), diabetes was a disease that was quite uncommon in both developed as well as developing countries. But today, the story is different. It is currently estimated that more than 143 million people around the world are living with this polygenic disease. It is believed that by 2020, more than 220 million people will be affected by diabetes, that is, if the current trend continues unabated.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes – or simply Diabetes Mellitus – is a disease that occurs when the human body does not produce or properly make use of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is secreted by the pancreas – and released into the blood – which is required for the control of the rate at which starch, sugar, and other foods are converted into glucose.

Glucose is the source of energy that the human body uses daily. Insulin helps to maintain blood glucose level and ensures it does not rise beyond the normal level, which is between 60 – 100 mg/dl (before the consumption of any food). This value is sometimes referred to as Fasting Blood Glucose.

After a proper meal, the liver stores the glucose obtained from the meal as glycogen, which it releases into the blood from time to time between meals. Insulin controls this storage as well as the release of glucose into the bloodstream at all times by ensuring it doesn’t exceed or go below the normal range.

Type of Diabetes

There are five types or classes of diabetes that are recognized by the WHO, and they are:

  • Type I Diabetes or Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • Type II Diabetes or Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus
  • Diabetes Insipidus
  • Bronze Diabetes
  • Gestational Diabetes

The most prevalent types are Type I Diabetes and Type II Diabetes.

Causes of Diabetes

There is no clear-cut cause of this ailment, but it is associated with the risk factors highlighted below.

Risk Factors

The following risk factors favor the development of type 2 diabetes:

  • Smoking
  • Lack of physical exercise and overweight
  • Genetic factors in some families can trigger the disease 
  • Medications which affect the human body’s metabolism
  • A diet consist of high-fat, sugary, low-fiber, and processed food

Complications

People living with diabetes are at considerable risk of developing cardiovascular health problems such as:

  • Stroke;
  • Peripheral artery disease;
  • Heart attack
  • Cancer
  • Kidney disease
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Eye disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy

These complications usually affect large blood vessels and are collectively known as “macrovascular” complications.

The risk of these complications is incredibly high in individuals living with high blood pressure. Moreover, if hyperglycemia – i.e. abnormally high blood sugar – persists for a long while, small blood vessels in the kidneys, nerves, and eyes may become severely damaged. These complications, therefore, are collectively referred to as “microvascular” complications.

Ketoacidosis – i.e. acidosis with an accumulation of ketone bodies which primarily occurs in diabetes mellitus – is another severe complication to watch out for. It brings about the excess production of acetyl CoA, which is readily converted to ketone bodies.

This results in acute acidosis, which may lead to coma or death if left untreated or unresolved. In most cases, the acetyl CoA is converted to cholesterol – in type 2 diabetic patients – which may bring about heart disease and hyperlipidemia in these patients.

Natural Solutions for Managing Diabetes

Regular Workout

Regular workout or exercises make the human body more sensitive to insulin. And when this occurs, it may lead to the significant reduction of medication dosages. So, aim for at least thirty minutes of moderate physical activity – i.e. brisk walk, bike riding, etc. – daily.

Healthy Eating

People with diabetes should focus on eating more plant-based foods and abundant vegetables which have low fat and high fiber content such as:

  • Broccoli
  • Beans
  • Leafy greens
  • Quinoa
  • Okra
  • Eggplants
  • Cabbage

Acupuncture

Acupuncture, which involves the use or insertion of thin needles into specific areas on the human skin, has been scientifically proven to provide relief from chronic pain. This procedure can be used by individuals with neuropathy, the agonizing nerve damage that can happen as a result of diabetes.

Others include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Proper sleep

 

Sugar Balance

Sugar Balance is a highly effective, gluten-free natural formula which people with diabetes can utilize. The formula contains no artificial flavors or colors. Sugar Balance is a blend of current scientific research and traditional herbal medicine, and is composed of the following potent ingredients:

  • Gymnema sylvestre (Shardunikha), 
  • Azdirachta Indica (Neem), 
  • Swertia chirata (Chiraita), 
  • Eugenia jambolana (Jambul), 
  • Enicostemma littorale (Mamejavo), 
  • Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian Kino), 
  • Tinospora cordifolia (Guduchi), 
  • Curcuma longa (Turmeric), 
  • Emblica officinalis (Amalaki), 
  • Cassia auriculata (Cassia).

Benefits of using Sugar Balance

The following are the immense benefits of using this all natural formula:

  • Maintains healthy blood sugar levels 
  • Supports healthy glucose metabolism
  • Contains the key herbs for blood sugar balance
  • Balancing for all body types

Conclusion

Monitoring your blood sugar level regularly is crucial, and if you make some changes to your lifestyle such as; eliminating red meat, eliminating processed food, regular exercise, etc. you will significantly improve your life. These lifestyle changes can increase the sensitivity of insulin and lower blood glucose level.

Using Sugar Balance can significantly improve your overall health as it tones targets the symptoms of diabetes and enhances your overall well being.

Valencie Exceus, AP, DOM
Valencie Exceus, AP, DOM


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