“Even what conventional medicine might consider a well-managed case of diabetes can be well off the mark of optimal health. Any person with diabetes can tell you that managing this condition — whether type 1 or type 2 — requires a great deal of tenacity and awareness” …

Managing Your Diabetes Naturally With These Simple Remedies And Tips

Causes Of Diabetes:
Are Symptoms Being Treated Rather Than A Disease?

Managing Your Diabetes

Causes of Type 1 Diabetes

In type 1 diabetes, the body no longer makes insulin because the body’s own immune system has attacked and destroyed the cells where insulin is made. The cause of this isn’t entirely clear but it may include genetic risk factors and environmental factors. One theory is that type 1 diabetes may occur after having a specific virus.

People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin every day to live. There is no known way to prevent or cure type 1 diabetes, but it can be controlled by keeping blood glucose (sugar) levels within a normal range.

Causes of Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. In type 2 diabetes, the body either doesn’t make enough insulin or can’t use its own insulin as well as it should. The risk of having type 2 diabetes increases as a person gets older.

The cause of type 2 diabetes is largely unknown, but genetics and lifestyle clearly play roles. Type 2 diabetes has been linked to obesity, genetic risk factors, and inactivity. Some racial and ethnic groups are at higher risk for type 2 diabetes. These include American Indians, African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Medical solutions seem more focused on a reactionary approach to blood sugar management, rather than prevention. But the real problem may not be being addressed… underlying imbalances that lead to the onset of diabetes as a symptom.

Here’s a great article by Summer Tierney at “Natural News”. Summer provides a synopsis of research conducted by Dr. Larry Wilson about mineral deficiences that affect the pancreas. A vision of healing that goes beyond conventional medicine’s seemingly near-exclusionary focus on blood sugar appears necessary for any meaningful healing to occur. As such, those people with diabetes who incorporate the following recommendations for managing diabetes with a more natural management will likely experience profound changes for the better.

Manage Your Diabetes Naturally With These Simple Remedies And Tips

Even what conventional medicine might consider a well-managed case of diabetes can be well off the mark of optimal health. Any person with diabetes can tell you that managing this condition — whether type 1 or type 2 — requires a great deal of tenacity and awareness. It’s a burden that a healthy body is better equipped to manage, but in people with diabetes, the body has become unable to properly regulate blood sugar which must now be managed “manually”.

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The Best Diabetic Diet May Not Be A Diet At All…
6 Natural Remedies And Tips To Managing Your Diabetes

The best diabetic diet may not be just about controlling your blood glucose levels. It may also include some very simple lifestyle changes. Following are the 6 natural remedies and ways to manage diabetes provided in the article:

1) HYDRATE.
2) REDUCE CARBOHYDRATE INTAKE.
3) EAT WHOLE, ORGANIC FOODS.
4) TAKE MINERAL AND VITAMIN SUPPLEMENTS.
5) SWEETEN WITH STEVIA.
6) SLEEP MORE & STRESS LESS.

We should note here that, in regard to #5 in the list above, the article recommends that you use stevia as a sweetener, and does say “only if you must…”. We believe we need to take that a bit further. Stevia is probably the safest of the sweetener products out there. However, if you have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or extra weight, then you have insulin sensitivity issues. In that case, it’s more correct to say simply that you would more greatly benefit from avoiding ALL sweeteners… period. Stevia has been known to cause problems for those with these issues, so our advice would be more stringent than the article provides, especially if you’re managing your diabetes. In our opinion, the best diabetic diet contains NO sweeteners.[magicactionbox id=”6908″] Feature Image By, Antonio Jiménez Alonso
Managing Your Diabetes.