Last Modified on May 22, 2015
What is Diabetes?
Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic and life-long disease marked by high levels of sugar in the blood. Also called adult-onset diabetes, Type II diabetes is the most common form of this increasingly common health ailment, representing 90-95 percent of the better than 350 million worldwide cases of diabetes. The condition is characterized by high blood sugar levels (hyperglycemia) as a result of the body's resistance to insulin or inability of the pancreas to create that sugar metabolizing enzyme.
Symptoms of diabetes include persistent thirst, frequent urination, excessive hunger, sudden weight loss, fatigue, issues with vision, sores that heal slowly, and irritability. In the long term, the presence of excess glucose in the blood can create additional diabetes symptoms due to cumulative damage to your health including eye damage, kidney disorders, nerve damage including neuropathy, circulatory issues, gangrene, and heart disease.
The causes of diabetes are not perfectly clear, but certain risk factors can substantially increase your risk of developing pre-diabetes and eventually a diabetic condition. Obesity and carbohydrate-heavy diets are the clearest triggers for diabetes. Conversely, regular exercise can improve the body's sensitivity to insulin and lower your risk for diabetes. The condition does have a genetic link, is increasingly likely with age, and strikes races other than Asians and whites at greater rates.
Natural Treatment of Diabetes Type II
A proper diabetic diet and health supplements that help insulin do its work can reduce your risk for diabetes or reduce diabetic symptoms. For instance, apple cider vinegar slows the rate of absorption of glucose from your meals, moderating blood sugar levels (peanuts evidently have a similar effect).1 Supplemental magnesium, chromium, and alpha lipoic acid (ALA) have also been found to help regulate blood sugar levels. Additionally, some diabetics have found benefit in prickly pear cactus, cinnamon, and Asian bitter melon as companion foods that make up part of a low-glycemic diet or other diabetic diet to reduce diabetes symptoms.
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[YEA] Achillea Millefolium for diabetic ulcers: Hi I am an Arabian woman who read a lot of old Arabic medicine books which based on using herbs on treating ills, and I tried some of it. One of these herbs is Achillea Millefolium, I used the infusion of this herb 2 cups aday to heal my father's foot diabetic ulcers (he is 80 years), and it gave a magic completely healing to it within one week. After healing he has to take one cup of it daily for prevention, if he stops it 15 days Sequentially the ulcer come back to his feet.
Achillea Millefolium expands the capillaries in the feet and nourishes them.
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