When glucose or sugar level rises in our blood stream, due to pancreas' disorder, the subject is diagnosed as diabetic. In this condition, pancreas fails to produce the required amount of insulin, which is responsible for glucose metabolism in our body, or the cells show indifference to insulin causing glucose level in the blood to increase. Normally, in fasting state glucose level in body should be on a certain level. Rise in this level in fasting state indicates the onset of diabetes mellitus. Though this can happen at any age, it is more common in people of middle age group. It is, therefore, strongly advised that if you find any of the symptoms associated with diabetes, do not neglect and consult a doctor immediately.
Diabetes is generally categorized in two major types, Type 1 (IDDM) and Type 2 (NIDDM). Recently done research indicates a third type of diabetes also. Whatever type of diabetes affects us, we have to seek immediate medial advice and follow the controlling procedure seriously. Those who are still safe with this disorder should do all in their power to prevent the onset of diabetes. Try to avoid or control the causes of diabetes, such as unhealthy dietary habits, constant stress, lack of exercise, and obesity. You should be especially careful if there is family history of diabetes.
When we look at the treatments of diabetes, we find doctors prescribing some medications, putting us on strictly controlled diet, and assigning some exercise routine. Whatever we do, there is no permanent cure so far; the disorder, however, can be controlled satisfactorily. When we look at the alternative treatment of diabetes mellitus, we find many. Most of the alternative treatments, which are becoming popular for their satisfactory response, tilt towards herbs and herbal preparations. Many claim that they were able to control this disorder effectively and that the dependency on regular medication became negligible. Some herbal preparations, marketed as alternative treatment, also claim to reverse diabetes.
There are several herbal or home remedies which have become famous for controlling this disorder, and many people find them as effective alternative treatment of diabetes mellitus. To name a few we have, bitter gourd, grape juice, mango tree leaves, almond, soya beans, Bengal gram, cinnamon, onion, garlic, ginger, fenugreek seeds, Asian ginseng, blueberry leaves, etc.
As some other alternative treatments of diabetes mellitus, we find yoga and homeopathic medications coming into light for their effectiveness and safer approach to treat this disorder. If you are suffering from diabetes, it is strongly advised that you consult your doctor while going for some alternative treatment in addition to the regular medication, or when you want to stop altogether the regular medication and start some other.
Remember that diabetes can lead you to serious health complications if not controlled seriously. If you want to try any other alternative treatment of diabetes mellitus, be very careful and never stop your regular medicines altogether; if subsequent tests show improvement, then you have the chance to gradually reduce the regular medicines. Once you are on any other treatment, keep your regular checkups on, to make sure you are in full control of the disorder.