Category: Diabetes Care

How Do We Treat High Blood Sugar With Natural Remedies?

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Abstract

Chronic metabolic conditions like diabetes are a fast spreading global obstacle with a large number of health, social and economic fallout. Diabetes is a most common health issue in humans that develops when your blood sugar (glucose) level is too high. When blood sugar concentration is upraised, it signs to pancreas to discharge insulin. Blood sugar or glucose is essential or major sugar which is located in your blood that carries to all cells to provide energy. Glucose is a fundamental source of energy, which is obtained from food that you consume. Several risk factors increase the production of diabetes which may include – obesity, weight, unhealthy diet and lifestyle choices. In this article we are going to discuss high blood sugar level, its symptoms, causes, risk factors, diagnosis, healthy recommendations and herbal solutions which are provided by PLANET AYURVEDA.

Blood Sugar Levels

Introduction

High blood sugar is also known as hyperglycemia, this condition occurs when there is high concentration of sugar in blood. This happens only when your body does not utilise insulin accurately or has very little amount of insulin – a hormone which transfers glucose into the blood. People affected with type 1 diabetes have a pancreas that does not create insulin while type 2 diabetes patients have cells in the body that are opposed to insulin or have a pancreas that slows down the production of insulin. Both types of diabetes cause unusual blood sugar. High blood sugar is a common issue, which is connected with diabetes. Hyperglycemia can cause faster heartbeat, vomiting, vision difficulties and excessive thirst and hunger. If you are not treated with this condition it can lead to several health disorders.

The common types of Diabetes are

1. Type 1 Diabetes

It is caused by an autoimmune reaction that stops your body to produce insulin. It generally occurs in teenagers and young adults.

2. Type 2 Diabetes

if the person is affected with type 2 diabetes, his body does not use insulin properly or blood sugar level is imbalanced.

3. Gestational Diabetes

It occurs in pregnant women who never had diabetes. If you are affected with gestational diabetes, your baby could be at high risk of health disorders.

Symptoms of High Blood Sugar Level

  • Fatigue
  • Weight loss
  • Boost up thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Headaches
  • Blood sugar level more than 180 mg/dl
  • Blurred or double vision

Moderate to Severe High Blood Glucose

  • Excessive thirst
  • Flushed, dry, hot skin
  • Drowsiness
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Lower abdomen pain
  • Rapid breathing
  • Weak pulse or quick heart rate
  • Troubles in waking up
  • Lightheadedness
  • Numbness in feet and hands
  • Skin or vaginal infections
  • Dryness and blisters

Causes of High Blood Sugar Level

Your blood sugar level may increase if you have:

  1. Your body does not utilise insulin appropriately.
  2. Less Active than normal.
  3. Emotional stress like (family or work stress, emotional behaviour).
  4. Physical stress such as flu, cold, illness or infection.
  5. Taking steroids for other health conditions.
  6. Insulin or diabetes medication.
  7. Perform physical activities, when your blood sugar level is high or insulin is less.
  8. Consume excess amounts of carbohydrates but do not work efficiently.

Other possible Causes may include:

  1. Trauma or surgery.
  2. Taking other medication such as steroids and diuretics.
  3. Gestational diabetes.
  4. Pancreatic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.
  5. Endocrine ailments for example cushing’s syndrome that cause insulin resistance.

What are the complications of high blood sugar level?

  1. Dental problems
  2. Hearing loss
  3. Depression
  4. Erectile dysfunction
  5. Kidney damage that can result in kidney failure, or the requirement of dialysis and kidney transplantation
  6. Nerve damage which causes numbness and tingling in many parts of the body
  7. Cardiovascular disorder such as chest pain, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, high cholesterol level and coronary artery disease
  8. Eye related disorders

How to diagnose Hyperglycemia?

High blood sugar levels can be diagnosed by using following test:

  1. Blood test
  2. Oral glucose tolerance test
  3. Fasting plasma glucose test
  4. A1 c test
  5. Random plasma glucose test

How do I prevent high blood sugar?

You can prevent your unusual blood sugar level by following recommendations which are listed below:

  1. Physical exercise helps to reduce abnormal blood sugar.
  2. Manage a healthy weight.
  3. Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption.
  4. Follow your healthy diet plan.
  5. Check your blood sugar level many times a day.
  6. Drink plenty of water.

Diabetes – according to ayurveda

As per ayurveda, diabetes is called “Prameha” which is caused due to abnormal concentrations of sugar in the bloodstream. “Prameha” which means “obstinate urinary disease”, is a collection of several health disorders which are stated in Ayurveda. This classification involves health problems like diabetes, frequent urination and so on. However, In ayurveda Diabetes is categorized into 20 types which are based on doshas in the human body. The types may include 4 vata dominant types, 6 pitta related and 10 kapha dominant dosha. If Prameha is not controlled at an exact time, it produces “Madhumeha” (Type 2 diabetes).

As per ayurvedic point of view, diabetes develops due to Avarna (obstructions of pathways due to imbalances in kapha dosha) and Dhatu Kshaya (loss of dhatus in the body). PLANET AYURVEDA is an ayurvedic organization which provides various herbal solutions for the treatment of unusual blood sugar levels. How To Raise Low Blood Pressure With Diet And Natural Remedies?. All products by PLANET AYURVEDA are formulated by strictly following guidelines and principles of Ayurveda. Let’s discuss herbal formulations of PLANET AYURVEDA.

Ayurvedic Treatment For High Blood Sugar

Product Description

1. Fenugreek Capsules

It is an aromatic herb (Trigonella foenum) in the family fabaceae which helps to treat diabetes, digestive system, bronchitis and weight loss and its natural ingredients helps to stimulate appetite and reduce hot flashes during menstrual periods. It is helpful to improve breast enhancement and it maintains the overall reproductive system of females. These herbal capsules lowers the risk of high blood sugar levels. Fenugreek seeds contain vitamins like vitamin A, B6, C, thiamine, folic acid, niacin and minerals like zinc, copper, calcium, manganese and magnesium.

Dosage: 1-2 capsules two times a day, after half an hour of meals, with plain water.

2. Karela Capsules

Bittermelon is called karela in Indian literature. Karela (Momordica charantia) is a very popular herbal treatment for diabetes. Karela capsules which are offered by planet Ayurveda act as natural anti diabetic and lessen the blood sugar level. These capsules are prepared without using chemical, artificial and preservatives. This herbal remedy is formulated from pure extracts of karela which is highly effective for the enhancement of the immune system.

Dosag: 1- 2 capsules to be taken 2 times a day, ½ to 1 hour after meals with lukewarm water.

3. Dia-Beta Plus

It is an amazing herbal remedy which is formulated by using variou ingredients such as Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum), Karela (Momordica charantia), Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga), Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestre) and many others. Dia beta plus helps to fight with symptoms of diabetes as an efficient herbal capsule. These capsules contain several natural herbs which are helpful to control hyperglycemia. Planet Ayurveda offers this herbal supplement which is effective and free from side effects because there are no chemicals, color, fillers and binders in it.

Dosage:

  • For non insulin dependent: 2 capsules 2 times a day before ½ hour of meals, with normal water.
  • For insulin dependent: 4-6 capsules twice daily before ½ hour of meals, with normal water.

4. Madhumehantak Churna

This herbal churna is combination of different natural herbs like babool (Acacia arabica), saptrangi (Salacia chinensis), bilva patra (Aegle marmelos), methi (Trignolla foenum graceum), sadabahar (echonera rosea) and many other herbs. It is a traditional remedy which is not only effective for lowering blood sugar level but also advantageous to treat diabetes. Madhumehantak churna is helpful for treating all health complications which are caused due to diabetes. This herbal churna is 100% vegetarian and safe to use.

Dosage: 1 teaspoonful twice daily, before ½ hour meals with apple juice, iced tea or plain water.

Outcomes

After reading this article, we conclude that diabetes is a common health issue which is raised due to several factors. It is a curable condition, There are several allopathic treatments and ayurvedic treatments are available which are helpful for lowering the high blood sugar. Moreover, Ayurveda is aan old-fashioned healthcare system which has been used since ancient times due to its efficiency resulting in each and every disease. Planet Ayurveda is offering these above-mentioned products, regular consumption of these herbal medicines helps you to control blood sugar level and is also helpful for treating other health problems. These all products are prepared by following guidelines and principles which have been used from ancient times. The Ayurvedic natural health care system is spread worldwide because ayurvedic treatments are very helpful for each and every disease. For more details of our products, you can check our website www.planetayurveda.com. For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id herbalremedies123@yahoo.com.

What is Fasting Insulin and its significance for Diabetic patients?

Abstract

Diabetes mellitus is a non communicable disease but is spreading like a pandemic all over the world. Each and every house is having at least two members who are diagnosed with diabetes. The commonest type of diabetes is diabetes mellitus type 2 but the patients of diabetes type 1 are also increasing day by day. Diabetes mellitus is a clinical syndrome that is characterized by hyperglycemia due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. In this article we will mainly discuss the significance of fasting insulin with respect to insulin dependent Diabetes Mellitus or diabetes type 1 and also non insulin dependent diabetes or diabetes type 2.

Introduction

Diabetes is worldwide in distribution and the incidence of both types of primary diabetes, i.e insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) or diabetes mellitus type 1 and non insulin dependent diabetes (NIDDM) or also known as diabetes mellitus type 2. However prevalence of both varieties varies considerably in both parts of the world. This Seems to be due to differences in both genetic and environmental factors. To Begin with almost certainly the term diabetes mellitus embraces a heterogenous group of disorders having differing modes of inheritance. Agreement appears to be near at hand that IDDM and NIDDM exhibit substantial genetic differences.

Diabetes mellitus

Stages of Diabetes

1. Overt or manifest diabetes

It refers to the fully expressed clinical syndrome. This stage of disease is characterized by fasting hyperglycemia, glucosuria and usually three p’s that are polyuria, polydipsia and polyphagia.

2. Subclinical diabetes

Subclinical diabetes is understood when the patient is completely asymptomatic and fasting blood glucose level is usually normal but the post prandial level (glucose levels after two hours of meal) is frequently elevated.

3. Latent or stress diabetes

These patients are at the risk of developing overt diabetes. It basically refers to a person who is completely asymptomatic and under ordinary condition is normoglycemic and has a normal glucose tolerance. But under stress like pregnancy, infection and other serious conditions temporary carbohydrate intolerance develops.

4. Prediabetes or potential diabetes

This is a conceptual state which can be applied only retrospectively to the period of time preceding carbohydrate intolerance.

Pancreatic pathology for insulin dependent diabetes mellitus

Three outstanding features characterise the pathological picture of prediabetic pancreas in IDDM

  1. ‘Insulitis’ which  is the infiltration of the islets with mononuclear cells.
  2. The initial patchiness of this lesion with, until a very late stage, lobules containing heavily infiltrated islets commonly seen immediately adjacent to unaffected lobules.
  3. The striking beta cell specificity of the destructive process within infiltrated islets where the glucagon and other hormone secreting cells invariably remain intact.

Things about insulin

Insulin is a peptide hormone secreted by beta cells in pancreatic islets of langerhans and its main function is to lower the serum glucose levels and hence promote anabolism. It is a normal growth factor required for development.  Glucose production and secretion by the liver is strongly inhibited by high concentration of insulin in the blood. Decrease or absence of insulin activity results in diabetes mellitus of either type 1 or type 2. Human insulin protein is composed of 51 amino acids and has a heterodimer of an A- chain and a B-chain which are linked together by disulfide bonds.

Fasting insulin

What is fasting insulin?

Fasting insulin is the name given to a diagnostic test which is used to measure the amount of insulin in blood. As mentioned before insulin is very much important for utilization of blood glucose and hence maintaining rights levels of it. In absence of insulin a condition called hyperglycemia usually occurs. So determining correct levels of insulin in blood is necessary so as to evaluate what exactly is the condition.

Insulin test preparation

Fasting insulin requires at least 8 hours of fasting. This means that before giving a blood sample, a patient should have not eaten anything for around 8 or more than 8 hours.

Purpose of fasting insulin

  1. To find reasons for hypoglycemia
  2. Diagnosing insulin resistance
  3. To find out tumors on the pancreases.
  4. This tumor is called insulinoma.

Test results showing insulin resistance or no insulin resistance

  1. If your body cells have developed insulin resistance then fasting insulin is more than 48pmol/L.  
  2. If your body cells are not having any kind of insulin resistance then fasting insulin is 18-48 pmol/L.

Importance of fasting insulin with respect to hyperglycemia or both form of diabetes

Insulin as mentioned earlier is very important as it is responsible for glucose take up by the cells. Our body cells like cells of muscle tissue, cells of various organs use glucose as a source of energy. They are having specific insulin receptors. Insulin is attached to these receptors and hence the glucose is binded to it. Then this glucose is taken up by the cells which then convert it into energy or store it for later use as a source of energy. But if these receptors do not determine insulin than glucose uptake by the cells does not take place or in other scenarios due to pancreatic cell destruction as a result of the autoimmune process there is absolute deficiency of insulin resulting in hyperglycemia.

So, advising fasting insulin is of great importance in both above mentioned cases. Reason is, this test help in determining:

  1. The exact levels of insulin in body
  2. Determining the type of diabetes especially in case of children
  3. Deciding the type of diet which can be followed
  4. Determining the units of insulin which are to be administered.

Conclusion

Diabetes is no doubt setting its roots deep and deeper into our society. Though we have many effective ways to deal with this group of conditions but still it becomes challenging with each and every patient diagnosed. It is very important to understand that this condition is related to both genetic and environmental factors along with some personal habits. Moreover insulin, whose deficiency is the main reason for hyperglycemia cannot be generated through medicines but its requirement is fulfilled by administration of synthetic insulin.