Symptoms of Diabetes

  • Raised thirst, raised urination, raised appetite are the initial symptoms.
  • In type 1 weight loss is seen and in type 2 obesity is seen .
  • Other manageable symptoms are blurred vision, skin irritation or infection, weakness or loss of strength, and decreased healing capacity.
  • Clinical lab test data reveal glycosuria (sugar in urine), hyperglycaemia, abnormal glucose tolerance tests.
  • If diabetes is not diagnosed at the right time symptoms like fluid and electrolyte imbalance, acidosis, coma is seen.
Causes of Diabetes
  • IDDM mostly results from a virally initiated autoimmune devastation of beta cells of the pancreas.
Home Remedies for Diabetes
  • Among the several home remedies that have proved beneficial in controlling diabetes, perhaps the virtually essential is the use of bitter gourd. It has lately been established that bitter gourd contains a hypoglycaemic or insulin-like principle, assigned as ‘plantinsulin’, which has been found valuable in lowering the blood and urine sugar levels. It should, therefore, be included munificently in the diet of the diabetic. For better results, the diabetic should take the juice of about four or five bitter gourd every morning on an empty stomach. The seeds can be added to food in a powdered form. Diabetics can also use bitter gourd in the form of a decoction by boiling the pieces in water or in the form of dry powder.
Diet for Diabetes
  • A diabetic should follow a low carbohydrates, low fat & moderate protein diet. The diet should be high in complex carbohydrates ie. High fibre diet like vegetables, whole legumes, whole wheat products, oats etc. Products made from refined wheat flours should be secret. Salads can be taken in a any quantities but high fat salad dressings should be avoided. Fruits can be taken as per commended by your dietician, fruit juices should be averted and whenever manageable fruit should be taken with the skin eg. Apple, Pear etc. Preferably avoid fruits along with your meals and you can take it 2 hours after or before a meal.
  • Each meal should contain some source of protein as it doesn’t increment the blood sugar instantly
  • For eg. In breakfast you can go through oats porridge, which contains oats as well as milk. Proteins should not be taken too much in excess as it may lead to renal problems.
  • A diabetic patient should worry about the fat content of his diet. Many foods have some amount of invisible fats such as whole milk, egg yolk, and red meats.
  • Choose skimmed milk, egg whites, de-skinned chicken and use very little quantity of visible fats like oil, Clarified butter, butter in your daily diet.

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