Well, now that you are asking! It is the body’s way of telling you that your body can’t absorb the amount of glucose you are consuming through the food you eat. Therefore, glucose stays in the blood making it sticky. With the blood being sticky it inhibits the blood from flowing freely throughout the body and its organs, depriving the body of much needed oxygen and nutrients. It also makes it difficult for the white blood cells when fighting infection and encourages blood clots. The whole body’s function is disrupted as glucose is attaches to the body’s protein. Putting it all together in this chain reaction, your organs are no longer functioning like they should, causing chaos leading to heart disease, stroke, kidney damage, nerve damage, blindness, just to name a few. As blood is pumped throughout the body you can see how major organs can be affected.
There are 2 major types of diabetes, Type 1 and Type 2. In type 1 diabetes the pancreas cannot produce any insulin at all which is needed to convert sugar from your body into an energy course. Insulin is administered through injection. In type 2 diabetes the body just keep up with the body’s demand for insulin. Type 2 diabetes can be controlled by diet and exercise and is not insulin depended like Type 1.
Diabetes is a silent, slow progressing disease that millions don’t even know they have until symptoms appear after body organs start to break down. It cannot be cured only controlled through lifestyle changes through diet and exercise. Symptoms include; increased thirst, slow healing, fatigue, numbness in toes, overweight, drowsiness, frequent urination, irritable, just to name a few. The number one cause is overweight, consuming excessive sugar in your diet, lack of exercise, tension, stress, and heredity.
There is a natural treatment through diet for diabetes which may be considered if you are reluctant to take medication containing chemicals. The natural remedy is considered safe and free from side effects and may be cheaper. Avoid consumption of sugar in large quantities, avoid fat and deep fried foods, and eat fruit and vegetables containing fibre, natural sugar found in fruit or whole grains react differently in the body than normal kitchen sugar, avoid food products containing white flour as it increases blood sugar levels. Regular doctor checkups are a must to check your blood sugar level. Failing to have your blood sugar checked may have permanent damage to your organs or could be fatal.
Some herbs which are known to help diabetes are; Fenugreek-keeps blood sugar level balanced, Cayenne-tones blood circulation, Dandelion- helps break nutrients into glucose, Kidney beans-detoxify the pancreas. There are herbal diabetic food powders made from natural herbs along with other natural supplements which can be used for treatment. Look into them if this is the way you feel you should go.
Homeopathy medicines may also be considered for the treatment of diabetes. Taken in low doses Syzygium jambolanum is noted in decreasing sugar in the urine. Phosphoric acid is taken when diabetes is in the rudimentary stage also is the diabetes is from a nerves and stress origin. Lactic acid is useful when symptoms include frequent urination, dry skin or increased thirst. Bryonia helps in the relief of dry lips and weakness as well. Argentum mettalicium and Chionanthus are also effective in diabetes treatment. Check with your doctor to see which treatment is best for you.