Good natural remedies for diabetes focuses on explaining how most diabetes develops and how to manage diabetes once it sets in. Once a person develops diabetes, it is incurable and usually shortens the person’s life span by 40% due to life threatening complications. The correct management of diabetes is a very serious matter.
From a medical, scientific perspective, there are two types of diabetes:
- A rare form called diabetes insipidous, which occurs when pituitary gland in the brain does not produce enough of a hormone called vasopressin, or when the kidneys are not able to properly take instruction from the signaling of this hormone as it is released from the brain. A pituitary brain tumor is sometimes suspected when a person is not able to produce enough vasopressin. A head injury (i.e. caused by not wearing a motorcycle helmet) can also cause damage to the pituitary gland leading to low production of vasopressin. Either way, the person is plagued with extreme thirst and crippling low energy from this rare form of diabetes.
- The most common category of diabetes is diabetes mellitus with two specific groups being Type I (Juvenile-Onset, Insulin Dependent), and Type II (Adult Onset). Type I is associated with the destruction of the insulin making beta cells in the pancreas (sometimes caused by a viral infection and certain pharmaceuticals), and Type II is generally self-infected by the over consumption of sweets and starches.
For the purpose of this report, I want to focus upon these two diabetes mellitus groups because it is these groups that affect millions of people worldwide. The devastating effects of diabetes are well known: heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, cancer, high blood pressure, etc.
Common Signs of Type I Diabetes (Juvenile-Onset)
- Sudden development of bedwetting by a child that has not wet the bed before
- The child does not seem to recover in strength from a recent viral infection or flu
- Abnormal thirst, vomiting or nausea, noticeable weakness and fatigue
- Weight loss despite a normal, or even increased intake of food. High hunger is sometimes noted in children with diabetes.
- Sudden outbursts of irritable, unreasonable behavior, agitated response
Common Signs of Type II Diabetes (Adult Onset)
- Inability to perceive sweet tastes. Diabetic individuals need more sugar in their coffee and can consume very sweet foods that other people find too sweet.
- Intermittent blurred vision, or feeling like your glasses need changing because your ability to focus is impaired and then it can clear up.
- Tingling or numbness in the peripheral nerves in the hands or feet.
- Unusual thirsts, chronic fatigue, slow healing skin wounds. Small yellow bumps anywhere on the body called xanthomas.
- Lingering low immune response and feeling like you never get over the flu.
- Loss of hair on the legs and/or increased facial hair.
- Inflammation of the penile glans, or foreskin (balanoposthitis) with the constant need to urinate. Some men who think that they have a prostate problem actually have diabetes, although prostatitis can accompany diabetes also.
- Craving sweets and starches.
If you currently have diabetes consider the following nutritional support:
To assist in preventing diabetes induced blindness: Take Quercetin , 200 mg. 3 X daily as an antioxidant to protect the integrity of the vascular membrane of the eye and reduce the accumulations of polyois due to high, or fluctuating blood sugar (glucose) levels.
To improve insulin efficiency and reduce craving for sweets: Country Life Glycemin Factors Formula Follow the labeled instructions. It is best to work with a forwarding thinking physician on this one to monitor your blood sugar as your correct a chromium deficiency. This essential formula lowers blood sugar and it can be dangerous to lower blood sugar too rapidly.
To help prevent nerve damage, diabetic neuropathies and blood vessel damage to the heart, kidneys, and brain use a special substance called Benfotiamine by NSI. Follow label instructions.
To help prevent stroke, regulate blood pressure and prevent clots in the brain, heart and lungs use a target substance made by NSI called Blood Pressure C12 Peptide. Follow instructions on the label.
To correct multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies take a comprehensive, easily absorbed multiple like Natrol My Favorite Multi without Iron capsules, 3 in the morning and 3 at night. This comprehensive multi contains a unique blend of digestive enzymes, all of the critical B vitamins, specialized antioxidants, patented amino acid chelates for protein digestion and boost red blood cell production for energy, and a host of other critical nutrients to protect the immune system and vital organs of diabetic patients.
If You Do Not Currently Have Diabetes Consider the Following:
- 30 million Americans are suspected of having the early development signs of diabetes and yet absolutely nothing is being done to prevent diabetes.
- The Food Pyramid that depicts recommended levels of starches is still way too high to prevent the development of diabetes. All carbohydrates affect blood glucose levels. If you do not control your carb consumption your chances of developing diabetes is almost certain with, or without a family history of the disease. If you don’t believe me, keep eating the way you are eating. But once you cross the line into diabetes there’s no going back.
- A chromium deficiency leads to the development of diabetes. How insulin behaves in the body is strongly affected by chromium influence upon the pancreas. If you are not taking a comprehensive, easily absorbed multi like Natrol My Favorite Multi without Iron capsules , 3 caps twice daily, then you are running the risk of developing diabetes.
Take this quick home test to see how well you perceive sweet tastes:
- First avoid starches and sugars one hour before the test.
- Then pour eight ounces of plain water in eight glasses on your kitchen counter. Put a small note pad and pen on the counter next to the glasses.
- Get out a container of white sugar and a set of measuring spoons.
- Take scotch tape and label each glass with the following: no sugar
- Pour the correct amount of sugar in each glass and stir thoroughly. Turn the labels around to hide the amounts, and mix up the glasses on the counter. Taste the first glass, and jot down if it seemed sweet to you. Then rise out your mouth with water and test the next glass. Healthy people notice a decidedly sweet taste when a teaspoon or less is added to water. If it takes higher levels of sugar for you to detect sweetness you are either diabetic, or well on your way to being one.
If you have read other pages on my website you know how much I believe that just because a person has a genetic predisposition to a disease doesn’t mean that they have to automatically accept developing that disease. I especially believe this is true when it comes to developing diabetes. You have within yourself the power to never develop this life threatening disease.