Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases in which the body has high blood sugar either because the body cells do not respond to insulin or because insulin production is inadequate or both. Diabetes management is important to prevent possible complications.
In 2013 over 382 million people through out the world had diabetes (Journal of world diabetes control ,2013, vol 25, page 19). In 2015 , 415 million people throughout the world had diabetes ( Wikipedia, 2016).
The essence of blood sugar control cannot be overemphasized as it involves all processes aimed at getting the blood sugar level close to normal. It involves steps like lifestyle modification (exercise, feeding habits) and drug usage. The management of diabetes is therefore key in sustaining the health of the diabetic patient.
CAUSES OF DIABETES:
Below are the causes of diabetes viz
(1.) Type 1 diabetes: this is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin. It present itself as insulin dependent diabetes, juvenile diabetes or early onset diabetes
(2) Type 2 diabetes: this is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar. In this case, the body does not produce insulin or the cells in the body does not react to the insulin.
(3) Pre- diabetes: this is a condition in which the blood sugar is high but not enough to be type 2 diabetes .
(4) Gestational diabetes : This is a form of high blood sugar that affects the pregnant women. Women who have experienced this are at a higher risk of developing diabetes in future.
(5) Latent autoimmune diabetes in adults(LADA) : Here the type 1 diabetes mellitus develops in the adulthood stage of life.
(6). Alzheimer’s disease
(7) Genetic defects of beta cells function
(8) mitochondria DNA mutation
(9) Genetic defect in insulin
(10) infections like coxsachecvirus B
(11) drugs like statins, glucocorticoids, thyroid gland
people with high blood sugars experience the following
(1) frequent urination (polyurial)
(2) increased thirst (polydipsia)
(3) increased hunger (polyphagia)
(5) unexplained weight loss / weight gain
(7) blurr vision
(8) erectile dysfunction syndrome
(9) yeast infection
(10) numbness or tingling of the hand and feet
BLOOD SUGAR TEST :
there are two major tests to confirm the level of sugar in our blood. These are
(1) Fasting blood sugar test (FBS test) :
Here, if the value is
(a) at least 126mg/dl (7mmol/l) it is considered as diabetic
(b) between 100mg/dl – 125.99 mg/ dl (5.6mmol/ L — 6.9mmol/L) it is considered as pre-diabetic
(c) is less than 100mg/ dl (5.6mmol/l) it is considered as normal.
(2) ALC test : in this test, if the value is
(a) at least 6.5 percent. It is considered Diabetic
(b) between 5.7 — 5.99 percent. It is considered as pre Diabetic
(c) less than 5.7 percent IS considered as normal
NATURAL TREATMENT :
There are vast natural herbal treatment for diabetes. These herbs either increases the body cells sensitivity to insulin or reduce the blood glucose levels. But care should be taken to achieve the accurate concentration , combination and dosage of these herbs for complete and efficacious therapy.
Listed below are natural herbs for diabetes management viz
(1.) black seed (nigella saliva, black cummin)
(2) artemisia annua
(3) Indian gooseberry
(4) bitter melon (mormodica charantia)
(5.) moringa plant
(6) guava leaf tea
The management of diabetes is imperative and sensitive as it can either sustain or suppress the patients internal body system. Hence strict compliance to the dosage of anti diabetic medication is ultimate. Diabetes can result in impaired vision, fatigue, numbness or tingling of the hands and feet, cardiovascular disease , hearing loss , foot ulcers or neuropathy. Hence, at Olason Herbal Ltd we have processed and manufactured the most potent anti diabetic herbal preparation and supplement at an affordable price . This is our contribution to the society to achieve a future world of people living with normal blood sugar levels.
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