Diabetes manifests itself when insulin produced in the body cannot adequately metabolize the sugar in the blood, causing blood sugar levels to spike.
We need the energy to live, grow, exercise, and survive. When we eat, in the digestive process, sugar is produced. Sugar finds its way from the digestive system into the blood, where insulin released from the pancreas helps break it down to release energy. This energy then becomes available to the body for its survival and other functions.
Excess sugar not required by us is converted into fats and stored in the liver. This stored fat is broken down into energy and made available when demand exceeds supply.
Insulin plays a blood sugar regulatory role. It prevents blood sugar levels from either rising too high.
A healthy lifestyle, physical activity, and dietary goals that bring down calorie intake can help improve diabetes risk.
Conventional treatment of diabetes broadly speaking is composed of:
1. Diet modification
Several herbs and herbal combinations are used in Ayurveda to treat diabetes. After a detailed scientific review, I have been able to identify four plants – Gymnema sylvestre, Trigonella foenum-graecum, Eugenia jambolana, and Curcuma longa that has the most substantial scientific support for their anti-diabetic properties.
A review of herbs used in TCM shows that Atractylodes macrocephala, Codonopsis pilosula, Dioscorea opposita, Flos lonicerae, and Pueraria lobata retard the progression of diabetes by reducing blood glucose levels.
In my research on natural solutions for diabetes, I have come to understand that diabetes mellitus Type2 diabetes can be effectively managed with a disciplined lifestyle, diet, exercise, and modern medication. The role of herbal medicines in diabetes management is supportive and often results additive.
As long as you stick to these fundamentals, you will lead a normal life.