Diabetes is a condition in which the human body is not able to use insulin to process the glucose in the blood. This leads to a build up of the glucose or sugar levels in the blood leading to Diabetes. Because of this, the human body fails to convert food into energy leading to a number of serious problems such as heart disease, stroke, loss of vision, blood clotting and others. Diabetes is a disease that is sadly quite common, according to an estimate, 17 million people in the US alone has Diabetes. But fortunately, many home remedies for Diabetes are available. Though with these remedies, it is almost impossible to cure the disease altogether, but sugar levels in the blood can still be controlled to a great extent.
Plantar Warts and Diabetes
Planter warts occur on the sole of the foot due to an infection of the HPV or the Human Papilloma virus. It has been seen that those with Diabetes are more likely to develop plantar warts
. A weakened immune system caused by Diabetes reportedly enables the HPV virus to attack the human body. When someone has Diabetes, the sores will heal slowly, and this means that it will take longer to cure plantar warts.
Treatment and managing Diabetes go hand in hand because it is almost never possible to completely remove it from the system. So what the doctor tries to do is control the sugar levels in the blood and keep it within a limit. Patient education, nutritional support, self glucose monitoring, long-term glycemic control as well as lifestyle modifications such as quitting smoking, starting an exercise regimen, an appropriate diet all become necessary.
A permanent treatment of Diabetes is only possible when someone receives a kidney-pancreas transplant and becomes insulin independent. However in such cases as well, long term dependency on drugs remain. Transplants have been successfully carried out in both mice and humans, and so this remains a possibility. However it is costly and not an option that most people will opt for. Researchers expect that stem cell research might also someday provide a permanent treatment for Diabetes.
Food and Diabetes Home Remedies
Diet is extremely important for all Diabetes patients. No matter what medicines you take, if your diet is not supporting them, your sugar levels can never be controlled. Diet forms a major part of Diabetes home remedies.
Those who have Type 1 Diabetes should have a diet with approximately 35 calories per kg of body weight daily. This is equivalent to 16 calories per pound per day. And those who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes need a 1500-1800 calorie diet daily. However these figures are just an indication - the actual calories will vary based on age, sex, activity level, current weight and body style. Those who are obese will need more calories. Carbohydrates should make up about 50 percent of the daily calories because lower carbohydrates mean lower sugar levels.
Bitter gourd popularly known as Karela is an effective home remedy for Diabetes. Though it tastes awful, but one tablespoon of Karela juice daily reduces blood sugar levels to a great extent. A tablespoon of Amla juice is also extremely effective. Taken daily for two months, the juice secretes the pancreas and makes it secrete insulin. Leaves of the Butea tree have also been known to reduce sugar levels. Ten Tulsi leaves, ten Neem leaves and ten Belpatras with a glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach is another popular home remedy for Diabetes.
Lifestyle Changes and Diabetes
Home remedies for Diabetes also involves hanging lifestyles - both at home and at office. It is advisable to exercise regularly for 30 minutes and eat low fat foods. These steps will help cut down fat. Vitamins, mineral supplements and cholesterol-lowering agents are also a good idea. People who are close to Diabetic patients must inspire them to quit smoking.