5 Natural Remedies to Control Diabetes Better

5 Natural Remedies to Control Diabetes Better

5552
1
SHARE

Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. According to the World Health Organization, in 2010, there were 309,000 deaths related to non-communicable chronic diseases, including diabetes.

Advertisement

Approximately a quarter of these deaths were people of working age (younger than 60 years). Moreover, the organization reports that the Philippines is one of the world’s emerging diabetes hotspots. Ranked in the top 15 in the world for diabetes prevalence, Philippines is home to more than 4 million people diagnosed with the disease – and a worryingly large unknown number who are unaware they have diabetes.

There are two main types of diabetes mellitus: Type 1 and Type 2. However, there are also other types: gestational diabetes (occurring during pregnancy in women) and diabetes insipidus (excretion of large amounts of dilute urine). Each of the forms is distinct.


Advertisement


Here are the common natural remedies to control diabetes:

Ampalaya

amplaya

It is also called “bitter melon” or “bitter gourd” in English. It is a popular remedy to diabetes in the Philippines. The Philippine Council for Health Research and Development confirms the capacity of ampalaya to reduce blood glucose levels. This plant has numerous phytochemicals that imitate the qualities of sulfonylurea drugs. It also contains compounds similar to insulin. Eating this vegetable frequently or drinking raw juice of this vegetable is said to lessen sugar levels.

Advertisement

1
2
3
4

Advertisement

SHARE

1 COMMENT

Comments are closed.