How to keep your
diabetes under control
by Groshan Fabiola
Diabetes control is essential to delaying negative health consequences and health complications of diabetes.
Proper control of diabetes can be achieved via several methods covered here.
Diabetes is a health affliction that prevents the human body from using insulin in transforming the glucose from
the blood, leading to an accumulation of glucose in the blood, also known as a high sugar level in the blood. To
the extent that a diabetic person controls blood sugar levels, diabetes control is maintained by that diabetic. If
this control is not maintained, that can lead to diabetes
complications.As a consequence of diabetes, the human body is unable to transform food into energy, and so,
it develops other problems involving the heart, the eyes (leading to a blurred vision), and even blood clotting
which is very dangerous because it can get you to a cerebral vascular accident (stroke). A proper diabetes control
can delay the onset of many of these problems associated with diabetes disease.
Planter warts in diabetics
People suffering of diabetes are known as owners of a weakened immune system, causing them a lot of
inconveniences, such as planter warts.
Planter warts are caused by the attack of a virus called The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), and they occur on the
sole of the foot. Also, due to this weakened immune system, the planter warts will not cure so easily.
Diabetes is a growing disease
By a recent estimate, in the US are known to be 17 million people suffering by diabetes, leading to the
conclusion that diabetes is quite a common disease. Worldwide, diabetes is a growing disease affecting over 400
million people. Almost half of those people don't know that they have diabetes and do not exercise any diabetes
Regular health check ups will keep your diabetes under control and delay serious
symptoms of this disease. Keeping your blood glucose under check by measuring it regularly
will also help with diabetes control.
Nowadays, people affected by diabetes can use many home remedies to improve their living and to keep their
blood sugar levels constant, leading to controlling the diabetes. There are several ways to achieve diabetes
- Diabetes control via blood sugar levels
- Diabetes control via proper diet
- Diabetes control via home remedies
- Diabetes control via active lifestyle
Control diabetes via blood sugar
The doctor will inform the person affected by diabetes that this illness can not be cured, but it can be held
under control by keeping the sugar level in the blood within a limit. So, the patient will follow an appropriate diet, will self monitor his blood sugar concentration (blood
glucose) and will follow an active lifestyle.
Another solution to become insulin independent it to have a kidney-pancreas transplant, but this is costly and
risky and not most people will opt for this. Not to mention a long waiting list for such a procedure.
Nowadays, researchers try to find a remedy for diabetes using stem cells, but their solution is not ready to be
applied on humans yet.
|Monitoring your blood sugar levels regularly is an excellent way to self-check
take corrective action when necessary, as part of keeping your diabetes under control.
Diabetes control via proper diet
One of the most reliable methods to control diabetes is to keep a proper diet. Patients with diabetes type I
should eat 35 calories/kg of body weight daily, equalizing to 16 calories/ pound/ day. Patients with diabetes type
II can eat 1500-1800 calories/day and even more if they are obese.
Carbohydrates are very important for diabetes control, because they keep the blood sugar levels low, and so,
they should represent 50% of the daily calories.
Home remedies help with diabetes
An effective home remedy for diabetes control is the bitter gourd, also known as Karela. One tablespoon of
Karela juice/day can amazingly lower your blood sugar level, but it does not taste too good. A tablespoon of Amla
juice taken daily for two months can stimulate your pancreas to secrete insulin. The leaves of Butea tree are also
Another popular remedy for diabetes control is: ten Tulsi leaves, ten Belpatras and ten Neem leaves, with a
glass of water taken on an empty stomach.
An even more convenient natural home remedy for diabetes control is cinnamon, which not only helps with keeping
blood sugar levels down, but also helps with keeping the blood pressure under control.
Control your diabetes via active lifestyle
People suffering of diabetes must follow an active lifestyle.
Doctors recommend 30 minutes of exercises daily and a supplement of vitamins and minerals. One of the most
important things in trying to control the diabetes is the support of the family and friends during the first weeks
of the new adjustments in the patient's life.