Monday, November 12, 2007


The pancreas is a large digestive organ lying behind the stomach and across the back portion of the abdomen. This gland is mostly related with the normal processes of digestion through the pancreatic enzymes. Pancreas secretes two hormones, insulin and glucagons. Insulin plays an important part in the metabolism of the body. It is produced by the beta cells. The alpha cells of the pancreas produce glucagon.

Some people are unable to produce enough insulin to meet their own needs. Due to insufficient insulin, their blood sugar or glucose rises to a high level, and the cells of the body do not receive their normal supply of nourishment. The excess of urine then appears in the urine. This condition is known as diabetes. This is a strange, complex condition. If it continues for a long time, the patient becomes weaker and dies due to malnutrition.

There are two types of Diabetes, Type I and type II, in type I, the pancreas produces no insulin whatsoever, therefore the patient depends on insulin injection, to control the glucose, this type of diabetes affects people less than 30 years old, and develops when antibodies, kill cells of the pancreas those producing insulin. Type II diabetes, develops on people 30 years of age and older, and is caused by the insufficient or ineffective production of insulin, this type of diabetes can be controlled with drugs and proper diet.

In severe uncontrolled diabetes the patient suffers from extreme thirst. He also loses weight. He also passes large quantities of urine. This lowers his resistance to infections. The patient may also suffer from chronic skin trouble and constant fatigue. Any injury heals slowly. The younger the patient, the more serious the disease.

Diabetic patients must realize that they have a disorder, which continues for lifetime. In majority of cases there is no cure for this disease. During pregnancy diabetes can be serious. Diabetic babies always weigh more than normal. All pregnant women should have a blood sugar test taken two hours after a normal meal.

Older people tend to gain weight and they develop a mild form of diabetes because of a strain on the pancreas. Controlling the weight can help to control the diabetes.

Family history is important in diabetes. All children with a family history of diabetes should be carefully checked. Diabetic patients are more prone to infections of the skin, such as boils, carbuncles and itching. Hardening of the arteries occurs much more frequently in diabetic patients. Heart attacks are also more common in the diabetic patients. Cataracts occur more frequently in older diabetics and also in patients who have had diabetes for five years or longer.


Alpha lipoic acid helps to control sugar level in the blood. Alpha lipoic acid is considered as multipurpose antioxidants.
Chromium maintains stable blood sugar levels through proper insulin utilization and can be helpful for people with diabetes and/or hypoglycemia.
Garlic helps circulation and regulates sugar level.
Take 500 mg of L-glutamine and taurine a day to reduce sugar and to help release insulin.
Make a watery juice of a small Bitter Gourd (remove seeds) and drink every morning, it will control the sugar in a few days.
Take about one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds and soak them in water at night, drink that water in the morning and chew and eat soaked seeds. This will reduce the blood sugar.
Wash the plantain and peel it, put the peel in a jar cover with water and drink this water three times a day. This water will lower your sugar level.
Take 15 fresh Mango leaves boil in 1 glass of water. Leave overnight. Filter this water and drink first thing in the morning.
Drink 1 litre of cinnamon water daily. Cinnamon contains a chemical that helps to use blood sugar naturally in body. Add 3-table spoon of cinnamon to 1 litre of boiling water. Simmer for 20 minutes in a low flame, and then strain the mixture. This is an effective home remedy for diabetes treatment.
Wild (Black) cumin boiled in water if taken regularly helps to control the blood sugar.
Prepare a mixture by adding equal quantities of turmeric powder and dried gooseberry powder with honey or drink equal quantities of gooseberry juice and fresh turmeric juice in an empty stomach regularly.
Take the juice of, the juice of crushed 'touch me not' with its roots regularly to cut down the sugar.
Take the juice of crushed fish-berry (amruth) soaked in water for a day first thing in the morning.
Make coffee with powdered fried fenugreek and wheat, taken in equal quantities.
Garlic taken every day early in the morning in an empty stomach also helps to reduce the blood sugar.
Eat tender curry leaves (fresh) twice a day to reduce sugar.
Another home remedy for natural cure of diabetes is - take some guava leaves, and 3 grams of cumin, crush them together. Boil with one glass of water and make it half.
Drink 8 glass of water in the morning and walk for one hour.
The leaves of gymnema sylvestre (Gurmur- a climbing vine), a traditional Ayurvedic medicine for diabetics, significantly reduce the metabolic effects of sugar by preventing the intestines from absorbing the sugar molecules during the process of digestion. Prepare a mixture by adding 3 quarters of gymnema powder to one glass of boiling water, strain and drink it warm twice a day, 1 hour before breakfast and 1 hour before dinner for best results.
Take 1 teaspoon of maamajyaa powder (maamajya phaanki) twice a day
Patient with diabetes should avoid food containing high amount of sugar content.
For some people with diabetes losing weight is often the only thing they have to do to get their diabetes under control.
Reducing carbohydrates and adding protein might be your best for some diabetic patients
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