There are a few bitter truths associated with diabetes like diabetes is a lifestyle disease and it is quite debilitating, over the years it can make all the organs of your body weak and can make you feel feeble all the time. On the other hand, the good news about diabetes is that in fact it is not a disease. It is just a condition of your body with which you have to live for your lifetime.
With adequate attention paid on diet and exercise, diabetes can be easily controlled. There are some natural cures also available which can help you lower your blood sugar levels on a constant basis and help you lead a healthy and happy life. However, when on medication, these natural cures should be viewed in supportive role and should be followed along with medication. One should not substitute them for medical prescription.
Natural Cures For Diabetes
Amla (indian Gooseberry) Juice And Turmeric Powder
Extract juice of two fresh amlas. Mix in it a pinch of turmeric. Drink up this juice on empty stomach. This remedy is quite effective in controlling blood sugar levels. Take for a week and then test your glucose levels. Chances are that you will find a difference in your test results.
Jamun Seeds’ Powder
This is a very old herbal remedy, widely used in India for controlling blood sugar levels. You can buy jamun seed’s powder from herbal or ayurvedic stores or can dry the seeds in shade and grind them to fine powder. Take a teaspoon of this powder two times a day. Remember this powder is very bitter in taste but is very helpful in reducing blood sugar levels.
Pay attention On Diet
It is very important to pay attention on diet when trying to control blood sugar levels. If you overeat or eat high calorie foods your sugar levels can shoot up drastically while on the other hand if you don’t eat your meals on time, your sugar levels can go below healthy levels. This is called hypoglycemia and can prove fatal in extreme cases. To avoid such a situation, eat high fiber, plant based diet on regular intervals. Avoid refined foods and eat every two hours to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Yogasans And Pranayam
Yogasans and breathing exercises or Pranayams are effective in controlling blood sugar levels in three ways – by keeping body weight under control, by relieving stress and by improving the functions of the pancreas. Yogasans like naukasan, bhujangasan, dhanurasan are especially effective in controlling blood sugar levels. Pranayams like Bhramari pranayam, vanamkriya are also very effective in controlling diabetes as they help in stimulating pancreas – the gland responsible for insulin production in body. One must keep in mind two things while starting these exercises. One is that the beginners should do them under supervision of a trained person and one should not do these asanas and pranayams beyond one’s capacity. The moment you begin to feel tired, stop doing these exercises.
Meditation may seem out of place while discussing about diabetes control but the fact is that meditation helps in calming down our conscious and subconscious mind and reduces stress levels significantly. It is no hidden fact that stress shoots up blood sugar levels and creates many other complications in long run.
Fenugreek seeds are one of the most effective natural remedies for diabetes. Slightly bitter in taste, they can help you get control on your towering blood sugar levels fast. Take 2 teaspoons of fenugreek seeds and wash them thoroughly under water. Soak them in half cup of water overnight. In the morning, chew the seeds on empty stomach and drink up the water. Follow daily for good results.
In order to consume blood sugar, it is imperative to exercise daily. If you find yourself unable to do strenuous exercises then walking is your best bet. Wear a nice pair of shock absorber shoes and set out for a 45 minutes’ walk on daily basis. Soon you will begin to feel better because walking helps in speeding up body’s metabolism and controlling blood sugar levels.
Eat In Moderation
Last very important thing to remember is that all human beings are bestowed with sense of taste and nobody can live on like a hermit for lifetime. We all want change in our food for the sake of breaking monotony and bringing some spice to life so don’t be very hard with yourself. Eat your favorite foods in moderation once in a while.