Category: Diabetic Nephropathy

Lifestyle and Home Remedies for Type 1 Diabetes

Talk to a person and you will come to know that he/she is diabetic. It is awful but a bitter truth too. Diabetes has become such a common health issue these days.  Our life, eating habits and various other things are reliable for the numerous health issues. Type 1 diabetes which occurs in the children and young people. It is insulin-dependent diabetes in which pancreas does not produce insulin. Increased urination, fatigue, weight loss, excessive thirst, blurred vision and slow healing of the wounds and cuts are the symptoms associated with the diabetes.


But a healthy lifestyle and home remedies for type 1 diabetes are quite good to manage this problem. We should be always thankful to Mother Nature who has blessed us with so many natural things to cure the several ailments.  Type 1 Diabetes can be managed with the things which are listed below-

Home Remedies for Type 1 Diabetes

Indian blackberry or Black Plum:

Indian blackberry which is also known as Jamun. It is also considered as the one of best home remedy for type 1 diabetes.  Seeds of Indian blackberry are packed with   glycoside which helps to prevent the conversion of starch into sugar.

Directions to use:

  • One can eat 6 – 7jamun in the morning.
  • Alternatively you may also take one teaspoonful of jamun seeds powder along with a glass of  warm water daily.

Bitter gourd:

Bitter gourd is known to be very effective home remedy for the type 1 diabetes. Phytochemical compounds –  charatin and momordicin which are present in bitter gourd are loaded with the  with blood sugar lowering also contains a biochemical compound,   plant insulin-polypeptide-P which acts  like the insulin and helps to decrease the  sugar levels in the body.

Directions to use:

  • Drink 50-60 ml bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach in morning.
  •  Alternatively you can include Bittergourd as a dish or curry at least once in a week.


Fenugreek is also known as an effective home remedy for type 1 diabetes. It has the hypoglycemic activity which helps to improve glucose tolerance in body and also decreases the blood sugar levels. Moreover due to rich source of fibers, it helps to slows down the absorption of sugars and carbohydrates.

Directions to use:

  • Soak one two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight.
  • Drink this water along with the seeds on an empty stomach in the morning.
  • Do it regularly and you can see the noticeable change in blood sugar levels.
  • Another option is consume one- two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds powder with water or milk every day.

Flax seeds (Alsi):

Being rich in the fiber, flax seeds help in theabsorption of sugar and fats from blood. So Consumption of flax seeds is a quite useful home remedy to lower the   blood sugar levels in type 1 diabetes.

Directions to use:

Consume one tablespoon of flaxseed powder with a glass of warm water or milk in every morning on an empty stomach.



Consumption of neem juice is also another effective home remedy to manage the type 1 diabetes. As neem helps to enhance the insulin receptor sensitivity which helps to decrease the blood sugar levels.

Aloe Vera:

Aloe vera is quite beneficial to lower the fasting blood glucose levels. As it contains the phytosterols and its anti- hyperglycemic properties help to manage the high blood sugar levels.

Directions to use:

  • Mix together one tablespoon of aloe vera gel, one-half teaspoon each of ground bay leaves and turmeric.
  • Consume it two times in a day, before having lunch and dinner.

Indian Gooseberry:

It is commonly called as amla and being a rich source of vitamin c promotes the functioning of pancreas.  So consumption of amla juice is also quite effective to lower the blood sugar levels in diabetes.

Directions to use:

  • Consume amla juice two times in day.
  • Alternatively you can mix one tablespoon of Indian gooseberry juice in a cup of bitter gourd juice. Drink it every day for best results.

Lifestyle for Type 1 Diabetes

  • Being healthy and living healthy life style have always been very important to us
  • Include the high fiber foods in your diet like –

Fruits – cranberries, apples, blueberries, grapes, pear, plum, peach, watermelon and cherries are good in type1 diabetes.

Vegetables – Asparagus, carrots, celery, cauliflower, eggplant, cucumber, corn, onions, peas, lettuce, peppers, bitter melon, turnip and chilies.

  • Do the exercise daily.
  • Do mediation, deep breathing because these thing help to overcome the stress. As the stress is also responsible to raise your blood sugar levels.
  • Sit for few minutes in sunlight as it helps in production of vitamin D which is important for insulin production.
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

Things to be avoided:

  • Avoid spicy and oily foods.
  • Take small meals 4-5 times in day instead of  eating in bulk.
  • Avoid unhealthy saturated fats
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Avoid sugar

Lifestyle and home remedies for type 1 diabetes which are mentioned above are quite beneficial to manage this problem. So be positive and follow a healthy routine to keep yourself healthy and fit.

Natural Herbal Remedies for Diabetes Mellitus

Allopathy considers Diabetes as SILENT KILLER and recently evidence of cases of “Insulin resistance” and the occurrence of side effects have increased the search for effective alternatives. Ancient science of Ayurveda has discussed Diabetes in details thousands of years ago. Ayurveda has classified Diabetes (madhumeha) into 20 Types. Ayurvedic text Charak Samhita has considered Diabetes (madhumeha) as a MAHAROG (a disease with many complications and difficult prognosis).This disease is associated with ojas kshaya (loss of vital essence of body tissues).Therefore Ayurveda has important role in management of Diabetes.Diabetes Mellitusss

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) in November 2014, about 347 million people have diabetes worldwide. WHO estimates that in 2012, approximately 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes, and more than 80 percent of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income areas.

WHO projects that by 2030, diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death world-wide.

India has more diabetics than any other country in the world. India is the diabetes capital of the world with a projected 109 million individuals with diabetes by 2035. The disease currently affects more than 62 million Indians, which is more than 7.1% of India’s adult Population the high incidence is attributed to a combination of genetic susceptibility and also consumption of high-calorie, low-activity lifestyle by India’s growing middle class.

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes Mellitus

herbal remedies for Diabetes Mellitus

Flax seeds (Alsi beej):

Take one tablespoon of powdered flaxseed powder every morning with a glass of warm water. One should use it with caution as it is hot in potency so excess quantity should be avoided.

Cinnamon (dalchini):

Taking ½ teaspoon of cinnamon powder per day can improve one’s insulin sensitivity and also helps to lower blood glucose levels.

Bitter gourd (karela):

Bitter gourd has two very important compounds like charatin and momordicin, which are the important components in lowering one’s blood sugar levels.
One can have 50 ml of karela juice on an empty stomach at least four times in a week


Neem increases insulin receptor sensitivity, helps improve blood circulation by dilating the blood vessels. One can take 5 to 10 ml juice of neem leaves in the morning.

Indian Blackberry(Jamun):

Take 1 teaspoon of jamun seeds powder with a glass of warm water and drink this daily for better control of diabetes as powdered jamun seeds slows down conversion of starch to glucose.

Indian gooseberry(Amla):

Take 20 ml juice of amla with equal quantity of water empty stomach in the morning. It stimulates pancreatic cells to produce insulin and keeps blood sugar under control.

Turmeric Powder(Haldi):

Mix ½ tsp Turmeric Powder + 1 tsp Amla Powder in one glass of water and take daily in the morning on empty stomach

Bael leaves (Bilva patra):

Chewing 5-6 leaves of bael helps to control blood glucose levels. It controls problem of diabetic polyuria.

Fenugreek seeds (methi seeds):

Boil 1 tsp of methi seeds in one cup of water. This dark yellow colored herbal decoction is helpful to lower blood glucose levels if taken as a morning tea.

Holy Basil (Tulsi):

Consume three to four small tulsi leaves whole or about one teaspoon full of its juice on an empty stomach to lower the blood sugar levels.