Over the millions of people in the world are affected by a life-threatening disease known as diabetes.  Are you a victim of this disease? Well,  I’m going to explain here what is the natural cure for diabetes. But, before jumping on that let me walk you through a little bit information about this disease.

What is diabetes?

Our body needs glucose which is get converted into energy by our body cells. For this process, the pancreas generates a hormone called as insulin.

When the insulin production is affected or our body fails to utilize this hormone for the breakdown of glucose into the energy, it results in the excess amount of glucose or sugar in the blood. This condition results in diabetes.

What are the types of diabetes?

Type I: Type I diabetes is also known as juvenile diabetes.  Though anyone can get affected by this type of diabetes, mostly young people or children develop Type I diabetes.

If you have this type of diabetes then, your pancreatic cells are unable to produce insulin due to the genetic problems or other infection. These people require to take regular insulin injection or use an insulin pump. Unfortunately, it is the only solution for them to control Type I diabetes.

Type II: Type II diabetes is most common and usually occurs in old adults and people above 40s. If you have Type II diabetes then, your body either does not produce enough insulin or fails to use it.

Overweight and sedentary lifestyle are the main culprits that contribute to causing Type II diabetes. Unlike Type I diabetes, Type II diabetes can be kept in control with lifestyle changes and medications.

What are the symptoms of diabetes?

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Dry skin
  • Weakness
  • Skin infections

Apart from the above symptoms, high sugar levels in the blood clearly indicate that you are diabetic.

What is the natural cure for diabetes?

As I explained earlier for Type I diabetes insulin injection is the only solution to control diabetes. But if you have Type II diabetes you can control blood sugar level with proper diet and exercise.  Now I’m going to show you natural ways to fight diabetes.

Note: If you’re taking any medicines for diabetes under the guidance of your health practitioner, never skip those medicines.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek SeedsFenugreek has excellent medicinal virtues. Its regular use helps to keep the body clean and healthy. Fenugreek seeds are one of the effective remedies to control blood sugar level.

Soak one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in one cup of water overnight. Drink this water and eat those soaked seeds in the morning on an empty stomach daily.

Another way is, you can take 2 tablespoons of powdered seeds with milk or broth.

But be cautious if you’re pregnant while using this remedy. Excess intake of fenugreek may cause premature child-birth.

Indian Gooseberry

Indian GooseberryThough Indian gooseberry is bitter in taste, you’ll get astonished by its health numerous health benefits. Being rich in Vitamin C, it is a miracle remedy for controlling diabetes.

You can take two tablespoons of gooseberry juice with one cup of water daily. It helps to stimulate pancreas and enable it to secrete insulin, thus reducing your blood sugar levels. If you have any eye complications due to diabetes, this juice will help to alleviate it.

Further, equal quantities of powdered gooseberry, jambul fruit (black plum) and bitter gourd provide a very useful remedy for diabetes. You can take a tablespoon of this mixture once or twice a day. This will also help you to keep your blood sugar level under control.

Curry Leaves

Curry LeavesCurry leaves are slightly bitter and aromatic in nature. They possess the qualities of herbal tonic. Usually, they are used as a flavoring agent while cooking. But not many know that they are used to control diabetes.

You can eat 10 fresh curry leaves every morning daily for 3 months. Their anti-hyperglycemic properties are responsible for controlling blood sugar level.

These leaves have weight reducing properties. If you’re having Type II diabetes due to the obesity, then it is a great remedy to control it.

Diet

First I want to clear that diabetic people’s diet is not different from other people’s diet. If you’re following your health practitioner, they suggest you diet plan based on your needs, the severity of disease and your weight.

Here I’m going to point out some do’s and don’ts that you should consider while eating anything.

A big no-no to below foods:

  • Sweet food items such as refined sugar, honey, jam, biscuits, chocolates.
  • Oily food items.
  • Cold drinks, packaged juices, coconut water, ice-cream, cake, pastry.
  • Tomato sauce, coconut, salty food such as pickles.
  • Egg yolk, liver, and heart of animals.
  • White rice or white bread
  • Alcohol
  • Smoking

Eat these foods but in moderate:

  • Potato or sweet potato
  • Oil
  • One tablespoon of butter or cheese

Don’t mind eating these foods:

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Cereals
  • Whole grains
  • Chicken soup or vegetable soup
  • Corn
  • Fruits. For diabetic people, Vitamin C is considered as beneficial because it helps to control blood sugar level.  So, include more Vitamin C rich fruits such as kiwi, strawberry, blueberry, oranges in your diet.
  • Salads

Exercise

A sedentary lifestyle is one of the main reason that contributes to Type II diabetes. Regular exercising helps to stimulate insulin action. Muscle movements consume more glucose that is sitting idle in your cells. Thus, reducing the blood sugar level. Another benefit of exercise is it’ll help you to lose your extra pounds.

If you’re not getting enough time to exercise daily then at least try to walk 30 minutes daily.  Also, you can indulge yourself in below activities.

  • Swimming
  • Light jogging
  • Cycling
  • Aerobics
  • Playing sports

Sitting for a longer period should be avoided at any cost. Perhaps this often results in weight gain and also increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. At the workplace, you can take small breaks every 30 minutes. Taking a walk for a few minutes during the break will relax you. Also, you can make use of stairs instead of going by lift. These are really simple things which you can implement in your daily life that will help you to burn your extra calories.

Remember,  more muscle movement = more intake of glucose = less blood sugar

  

Conclusion

Make sure you stick to the proper diet plan and exercise regularly. Use any one of the above remedies which suit you best. Also, don’t forget to take your medicines suggested by your doctor. So next time when you go for blood test, you’ll surely get surprised by seeing your lower blood sugar level.

If you have any suggestions or questions, you can ask by commenting below.

 

14 Comments

  1. As far as i am aware there is no actual cure for diabetes yet but you can keep it at bay through the use of injecting insulin on a daily basis. As you have pointed out keeping your weight under control and a healthy diet with regular exercise helps tremendously. I have several friends with the affliction and they are facing the ordeal every day.

    Andrew Bromley
    1. Yes, Andrew. Type II diabetes can be kept under control with proper diet and regular exercise. Also, drinking soaked fenugreek seeds water is one of the effective remedies to control blood sugar level.

      Thanks for stopping by here.

    1. Many people are unaware of these natural remedies for diabetes. These remedies help to prevent diabetes as well as control blood sugar level.
      Thanks, Christen for the comment and sharing these tips with your loved ones.

  2. This is fantastic advice everybody should be aware of. It’s so much better to treat a health condition with natural remedies than with medication, whereever possible.
    It’s good to know that Type II Diabetes is one of those conditions that can be treated with the right diet and lifestyle. Using Fenugreek, Indian gooseberry and curry leaves in your diet sounds like an excellent idea. Are they all easy to get hold of?
    Also I really like the idea of fighting diabetes with exercise. This is a win/win situation.
    Do you think eating the right type of food and exercising can prevent you from developing diabetes?

    1. Prevention is always better than cure. If you keep a check on what you’re eating and do regular exercise, it’ll surely help you to prevent diabetes.

      If you have diabetes, using fenugreek seeds, gooseberry and curry leaves will aid to lower blood sugar level. You can use any one of them and follow the method as I explained above.

      Thanks Sammy for the comment.

  3. I have never heard of these foods that you recommend for diabetes. I do have a sister with type 1 diabetes, so I have done quite a bit of research on diabetes. Actually, for type 2 diabetes, many people following a ketogenic diet have been able to reverse it.
    You want to avoid all grains though, they will spike the blood glucose quite high.

    1. You are absolutely right Melinda. The ketogenic diet is low carb and high-fat diet. It is extremely useful for Type II diabetes as it helps to lower the blood sugar level and promotes weight loss.

      Though grains spike the blood sugar level, whole grains are a substitute for grains because of their high fiber content. Whole grains have more Vitamins and fiber than refined grains(white rice, white bread). You can opt for whole grain foods such as brown rice, brown bread, oatmeal etc.

      Thanks for dropping by here.

  4. I love using natural remedies to help with different medical issues. These sound like some great ones! Diabetes is so prevalent and these would be much safer options than a lot of doctors recommend. Too often people run right to medication when it could be helped with something that is safe. Glad you are helping to get the word out.

    1. In some cases, medications don’t show any results because of which people get panic. Following a proper diet plan and regular exercise are beneficial to control blood sugar level along with medication. Furthermore, these natural remedies are easy to do and effective to keep diabetes under control.

      Thanks, Heidi for the comment.

  5. Hey Apoorva, I know all too well about type 2 diabetes. And I totally believe in the natural ways to treat it too. I don’t believe in the medications. I have Fenugreek seeds all the time and put them on my salads. I even write about them on my website. But it is all about diet and exercise as is most things when it comes to good health.

    rob
    1. Yeah!!! Proper diet and exercise will not only help you to control diabetes but also give you a healthy life. Improper diet and lack of exercise lead to numerous health problems such as diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and many more. So its better follow a healthy diet and regular exercise to prevent diabetes and other health issues.

      Thanks, Rob for the comment.

  6. I just have a question as we are new to diabetes. I have a family member who just found out that he has type II diabetes. I am trying to learn all I can. If he follows the above things you have listed, then is it possible for the diabetes to go away completely? I sure hope so. Thanks!

    1. If he follows all the things that are listed above, he’ll be definitely able to control his Type II diabetes. Once his blood sugar comes under control, he can ask his health practitioner whether to continue his medicines or not.

      It has been said that there is no cure for diabetes. But with proper diet and regular exercise, it can be kept in control. I hope this clarifies your question.

      Thanks for stopping by here.

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