Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic or endocrine disorder, manifested by an increase in glucose level above the normal. Type II diabetes occurs mainly in people over 45, in those who have a family history, who suffer from hypertension or obesity, and in women with gestational diabetes in the family.
Normal sugar level ranges
Normal: 4.0 to 5.9 mmol/l (70 to 107 mg/dl)
Prediabetes or Impaired Glucose Glycemia: 6.0 to 6.9 mmol/l (108 to 126 mg/dl)
Diagnosis of diabetes: more than 6.9 mmol/l (126 mg/dl)
Symptoms of diabetes:
A diabetic has specific signs of high blood glucose level.
– Excessive thirst and hunger
– Dry mouth
– Blurred vision
– Frequent urination
– Weight loss
– Abscesses, boils
– Urinary infections
Generally speaking, in diabetes it is wise to reduce the amount of interdicted food, and not to renounce completely at those meals that you personally like. The aliments that you should eat with moderation are: bread, pasta, rice, potatoes or fruit and sweets. To prevent cardiovascular disease, try to reduce animal fats and industrial products (such as margarine). However, you can consume good fats instead, such as mono and polyunsaturated fats.
Diabetes mellitus and obesity
Type II diabetes occurs mainly in overweight people or in those who are more prone to obesity. Obese diabetics should lose weight in order to improve their health, especially the heart and cholesterol level. Their diet should contain low calories, lipid, carbohydrates and protein meals. The following foods are recommended:
• Dairy products: milk and yogurt or cottage cheese
• Meat: lean beef, chicken, lean fish
• Vegetables: lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, radishes, cucumbers, green beans
• Raw and baked fruits, compotes with saccharin
• Vegetable oils, without fats
• Salt in small amounts
Natural treatment for diabetes
Burdock Root. Prepare a decoction of 60 g of burdock root of to one liter of water. Drink 3 cups per day for lowering your blood glucose level.
Bilberry leaves. Prepare an infusion of 5 g of leaves in a cup of water. Drink 2 cups each day for a vegetal source of insulin.
Nettle leaves. Prepare an infusion of 60 g of leaves per liter of water. Drink 2 cups per day.
Walnut leaves. Prepare an infusion of 20 g leaf per liter of water. Drink 3-4 cups per day in order to reduce the sensation of constant thirst.
Black mulberry leaves. Prepare an infusion of 60 g of leaves per liter of water. Drink about 3 cups a day, before meals.
Artichoke leaves. Prepare an infusion of one teaspoon of herb per cup of water. Drink 2 cups each day.
Chicory root. Prepare an infusion of 2 teaspoons of the root or chicory leaves in a cup of water. Drink 2 cups daily to reduce blood sugar.
Knotweed root. Prepare the decoction of 30 g of root and leaf per liter of water. Drink 2-3 cups per day for diarrhea, bleeding and albumin.
Note: This information does not replace medical advice. Do not use this information for self-diagnosis or self-treatment.