Have you been feeling too weak and tired off late? Are you urinating more often than you do and feel more thirsty than usual?
These symptoms might be a sign of an underlying health issue, and you would want to see a doctor immediately. You might have Diabetes.
Weakness, fatigue, excessive urination and unusual thirst are some very mild yet active symptoms of diabetes. Most people do not take these indications seriously and avoid them. It is better to get yourself tested and be aware of the disease on time, to be able to treat it, than to wait for it to become indestructible.
Diabetes is of two types
- Type 1 diabetes: In type 1 diabetes, body stops the production of insulin, the compound that helps body to absorb sugar from the bloodstream. This occurs in kids or young adults. Only 5% of people affected by diabetes suffer from type 1 diabetes.
- Type 2 diabetes: In type 2 diabetes, your blood sugar levels rise higher than normal. In this case, the body does not make proper use of insulin, which is called insulin resistance. This is the most common form of diabetes.
If you have type 1 diabetes, then you will have to depend on insulin injections to provide your body with enough count of insulin. But if you are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, then making simple changes in your eating habits and lifestyle can help you keep your blood sugar levels under control.
Home remedies have shown results in treating type 2 diabetes, and this option is safe and comfortable. Here are 4 sure shot home remedies for diabetes that will help you live a normal and productive life with a type 2 diabetes.
Apple cider vinegar & cranberry
Apple cider vinegar has been shown to be effective in treating chronic type 2 diabetes. Taking vinegar before meals helps in bringing down the blood sugar level that raises after the meals. It is useful for not only the diabetics but also for those who might have a risk of developing diabetes in the coming future.
The polyphenols contained in cranberry protects the cell from damage and diseases. Thus it has shown results in treating type 2 diabetes when consumed daily.
In a glass, mix cranberry juice, apple cider vinegar and water in equal quantities. Stir the concoction and have it twice daily to see your blood sugar levels drop.
Okra belongs to the hibiscus family and the word ‘OKRA’ refers to the edible seed pods of a plant. Okra is also commonly known as ladies fingers and has been recommended for the health conscious people for ages. It is filled with potassium, calcium, Vitamin B and C and is low in fiber content. Okra water is said to improve and balance the blood sugar levels.
Cut off the ends of two okra pods, slit them from the center and soak them in a glass of water overnight. In the morning, take out the pods and drink the water on an empty stomach. Make sure you wash the pods before cutting them, and not after cutting them.
Cinnamon, also known as dalchini, stimulates the insulin activity and the bioactive components help fight and prevent diabetes.
Drink a cup of water mixed with one tsp cinnamon powder daily. You can also add cinnamon powder to beverages, smoothies & baked goods.
Mango leaves have properties to maintain the blood sugar levels. The tender, delicate leaves can also improve the blood lipid profiles.
At night, soak 10 to 15 mango leaves in a glass of water. In the morning, take out the leaves and drink the water, first thing in the morning. The alternate method to consume mango leaves is by drying them in the shade and grinding them to powder. You can have a spoon of this powder two times a day.
Diabetes is a chronic disease which can not be cured. But it can be treated and controlled. You can live a normal life even after being diagnosed with this disease. A few simple changes in your thoughts, lifestyle and eating habits will get you back on track. While medication is necessary, home remedies aid the drugs and show results that are quicker and safer. Natural ways are always advisable as they do not have any side effects. So adapt these remedies to be able to live fear free and better.