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How to Fight Diabetes the Natural Way

Posted by Dave Leong on Jul 14th 2011

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How to Fight Diabetes the Natural Way

Family with SnowmanStill riding that Valentine's Day sugar high? It might surprise you to know that there are more than seven million undiagnosed cases of diabetes in the U.S. Now we're not saying that a few chocolates will send you over the edge, but it's important to know how to take charge of your blood sugar health. After all, diabetes has affected more than eight percent of the U.S. population – and 1.9 million people under the age of 20 were diagnosed in 2010 alone.


Why Do I Need to Detox?

Woman with WaterAccording to the American Diabetes Association, "Diabetes mellitus, or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce and/or use insulin." Glucose is the primary source of energy for your cells and normal blood glucose levels stay within narrow limits throughout the day (4-6 mmol/L). Here's a breakdown of different types of diabetes:

  • Prediabetes – Blood glucose levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes yet. Recent research reveals that prediabetes can result in long-term damage to your heart and circulatory system.
  • Type 1 diabetes – The body does not produce insulin, which your body needs to convert sugar and other foods into energy. Type 1 diabetes is typically diagnosed before the age of 20 and is treated with insulin injections. Symptoms include frequent urination, unusual thirst and extreme fatigue.
  • Type 2 diabetes – The body does not produce enough insulin, or your cells ignore the insulin that is produced.  Type 2 diabetes is typically diagnosed after the age of 35 and treated with oral medications, diet and exercise. Unfortunately, many younger people have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes as a result of obesity and poor food choices. Symptoms include frequent infections, blurred vision and numbness in hands/feet.
  • Gestational diabetes – Blood glucose levels are too high during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes is typically diagnosed after 28 weeks into the pregnancy; however the condition may not continue after the baby is born.


Detoxification: An Eastern Medicine Point of View

Dr. Graeme ShawFrom an Eastern medicine point of view, normal sugar metabolism involves a balance between the spleen, liver and kidneys. In a healthy person, these organs coordinate blood sugar levels. Unfortunately, when any of these organs are out of sync, high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) can occur. In his article, Dr. Graeme Shaw offers a deeper look into these energy imbalances and what we can do to help support our body's natural blood sugar health.*


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Holiday DepressionIf you have diabetes – or are worried that you may develop it – the National Center for Complimentary and Alternative Medicine suggests that you concentrate on three areas of wellness:

  1. Healthy Eating – There are a several "diabetes superfoods" at your local grocery store, including black beans, salmon, barley, spinach, oranges, sweet potatoes, strawberries and more.
  2. Physical Activity – Exercise is one of the best ways to improve your overall health. Take your dog for a walk, work out in your living room with a DVD or take yoga classes a few times per week.
  3. Blood Glucose Monitoring – Awareness of your body's blood sugar level can prevent emergencies. If you have diabetes, make it a habit to keep a meter and supplies with you at all times.
Stress is also a factor in blood sugar health, as hormones produced from stress may accumulate and prevent insulin from converting glucose into energy. If you're stressed, consider taking a few things off of your to-do list. WebMD offers other useful tips about how to cope with diabetes and stress.

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