A state in which the sugar levels in the blood increase, causing all sorts of other complications, can be helped
Insulin, like every other hormone in the body, has a vital function. When you ingest food, the carbohydrates in the food are broken down into simple sugars and these are used for energy.
This hormone converts the blood glucose into glycogen and aids this process. If found in low amounts, or unable to perform this conversion, it could cause diabetes.
There is no known cure to this, only control measures to stop its progression and minimise the extent of the sugar level rise.
What are the kinds of diabetes?
The different types of the condition are determined by what triggers it and how it can be managed. Diabetes can be of the following kinds:
Type 2 is a condition wherein insulin is produced but there is a discrepancy in the way it performs the conversion. This causes a buildup of glucose levels in the blood. It is the most common type, the symptoms include frequent urination, hunger, thirst and fatigue among others.
Type 1 is the situation where the pancreas that are responsible for insulin production, do not produce enough. An autoimmune condition where the body’s cells themselves are attacked and cannot perform optimally, people who go through this are often helped with hormone therapy.
Pre-diabetes is when the sugar is higher than the normal range, but not high enough to be worried as they can be brought under control.
How can diet be managed to get the levels under control?
Since there is no cure, the severity can be controlled. Dietary supplements are sometimes given in order to bring the levels close to the normal range and prevent sudden rise.
These dietary supplements could be:
- Foods rich in chromium can help as they assist in making the glucose tolerance factor and also enable insulin to work efficiently
- Leafy greens
- Fenugreek salad
- Clove oil does help in lowering the glucose by making insulin work well
Along with this, exercise is strongly recommended to supplement the diet.
My Vital Health Solutions has an approach that instead of treating the symptoms goes to the root cause and tries to correct it. Perhaps a dietary pattern of yours was responsible for the condition in the first place. Or perhaps an unhealthy lifestyle habit is continuing to let the sugar rise.
Whatever it is, there is nothing that is left as a guess here. Naturopath Domenic Pisanelli will take a detailed history of your lifestyle and habits and then go on to plan what can be done. The wonderful thing about naturopathy is that it has zero side effects as every therapy is natural and you can even have it alongside your usual medical treatment.