Blood sugar (blood glucose) is sugar that is transported through the bloodstream in our body. The sugar that our body needs is made from the food we eat. Sugar comes in our body in many forms, but our body digests it into glucose. Glucose is simple sugar from which our body gets energy. For normal body functions, sugar levels in our body need to be normal- neither too high nor too low. Depending from the food we eat, blood sugar level goes up and down during the day. It has the lowest rates before the first meal.
Insulin takes a very important part in glucose level regulation. Insulin is a hormone produced in the pancreas. It helps glucose to go into cells. If there is not insulin in our body, the glucose will accumulate in the bloodstream.
Glucose levels in the blood start rising right after a meal. Then, the pancreas produces insulin. Glucose goes into the body cells and that way sugar level falls back.
Diabetes is a condition of high blood glucose. It can occur in both males and females at any age.
The reasons for high blood glucose are:
-Pancreas does not produce any insulin. Then Diabetes Type 1 occurs.
-Production of pancreatic insulin amounts is not enough OR insulin production does not work properly. Than Diabetes Type 2 occurs.
Early Diabetes Symptoms
Both diabetes types have almost the same warning signs. Some people diagnosed with diabetes have not experienced any diabetes symptoms.
General symptoms include:
– Eye problem
-Unexplained weight loss
Diabetes can be treated with medications, alternative medicine and natural remedies. Before you start using some of them, please be sure you ask your doctor or pharmacist what would be the best way to treat this condition for you.
Natural Treatment with Amla – Indian Gooseberry
Amla, also known as Amalaki, Berry, Aovla, Aamalaki, Emblica, contains numerous nutrients that have positive health benefits on our body. This fruit is a rich source of chromium , polyphenols, minerals like iron and zinc, vitamin C, vitamin B, tannins.
Amla is used for prevention and as a cure for many diseases, but for now we will discuss its use in the prevention and treatment of diabetes.
How it works:
Chromium in Amla, is very useful in keeping normal sugar levels in the blood, and also has a part in normal carbohydrates metabolic processes. It works by stimulating insulin secretion, and that way reduces blood sugar.
How to use it:
You need 3 Indian gooseberries. Remove the seeds and grind it until it is pasty. Squeeze out the juice by putting the paste in a cloth. Now, mix 2 tablespoons of the juice in a cup of water. Drink this every day before a meal. -Mix 1 tablespoon of Amla juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice. Drink this every day for a few months.
You need dry Amla and Tulasi Leaves.
Remove the seeds from Amla, cut it up to pieces, and put it in one glass of water. Add 3 tulasi leaves and leave it overnight. Drink the water early in the morning.