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.