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Diabetes and the most frequent methods of the treatment

There are several types of diabetes, but they all refer to the medical conditions in which the level of the glucose or sugar in the blood is too high. The reasons why it occurs are not really clear yet, but the fact is that factors that make a person more prone to the development diabetes are family history or this illness, physical inactivity, obesity or overweight, increased blood pressure and level of the so-called bad cholesterol and triglycerides, decreased level of the so-called good cholesterol, and conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, gestational diabetes and others. Whichever type of diabetes the person may have, it certainly needs to be monitored, and it needs to be kept under control. There are several available methods that can help in that, but the choice depends on the type, because insulin dependent type requires the therapy with insulin shots, while non-dependent type requires the use of medications that normalize the level of blood sugar. If untreated, diabetes may lead to serious and even permanent consequences, and it may damage the health, or even be life-threatening.

Herbs that can be used in the treatment of diabetes

Even though the majority of the people usually turns to the medications and the typical methods of the treatment, the fact is that there are people who are willing to give it a try to more natural ways of curing this disease. These natural ways consist of the changes of the lifestyle and the use of certain herbs and herbal preparations. The herbs that have proven to be efficient in the treatment of diabetes are:

Bitter melon, which is also called balsam pear, has a long history of use for the treatment of diabetes, and its fresh juice or extract of the fruit that is not ripe lowers the level of blood sugar. However, it is not recommended for small children with this problem, and it should be used with caution if medicines or insulin are used.Onion and garlic also lower the level of blood sugar, probably due to the ingredients such as allyl propyl disulphide, diallyl disulphide oxide, and flavonoids.Blueberry leaves also have a very long history of the use in the folk and traditional medicine for the treatment of diabetes, and it is also used as injection. Although it is said to be a bit less strong than insulin, its one dose may have an effect that will last for several weeks even.

Besides these, herbs that have also proven to be helpful with diabetes are also gymnema sylvestre, fenugreek, Asian ginseng, stevia, gingko biloba, and cinnamon.

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