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Diabetes, a Sweet and Deadly Disease in Children

Things to know about Diabetes in children

Diabetes is once considered to be an elder’s problem but now is also seen diabetes in children. Diabetes is affecting more and more children these days. Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are seen in children of this generation. Currently, in India, around 1 lakh children are suffering from Type 1 diabetes, whereas even Type 2 diabetes (which is mostly seen in elders) is also affecting many children. Surprisingly Type 2 cases are increasing at a faster phase these days.

Irrespective of type, it is very important to recognize and treat diabetes at the right time. If left untreated or timely diagnosis is not provided, it disturbs the children both physically and mentally. In long run, it also affects many organs like the heart and kidney and leads to several complications. Hence it is very crucial to know about Diabetes.

As we all know, every cell in our body needs the energy to function properly and we get this energy from the food we eat. Our body breaks down the food we eat into glucose. After the glucose reaches every cell, insulin (a hormone released by the pancreas) acts as a key and allows glucose to enter into every cell in our body.

The glucose entered into the cells can then be used as the energy right away or can be stored for later use. In this whole process, Insulin plays a crucial role in the proper functioning of our body. If enough insulin is not produced or if the insulin produced by the pancreas is not used properly, it greatly affects the sugar levels and cells in our body gets damaged leading to Diabetes.

Introduction to Diabetes in children

Most people believe that diabetes affects only elders, but it is not true, Diabetes in children has become common these days. In fact, diabetes in children can start at any point, at the age between 3-7 years or 10-12 years of age. Rarely, few kids get affected with Diabetes under the age of 9 months. This type of diabetes affecting infants is called “Neonatal Diabetes” and is mainly caused due to genetics.

Diabetes affecting children of 6 months age is called Type 1 Diabetes and around 90% of the children with Diabetes are suffering from this type. Especially children with 5 years are mostly getting affected with this type. Type 2 diabetes which is mostly seen in elders, is also affecting children nowadays. A sedentary lifestyle is the major cause of Type 2 Diabetes, children with obesity are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. The number of children getting affected by Diabetes has increased up to 10% in the past 30 years.

What is Type 1 Diabetes in children?

Type 1 Diabetes which is also called juvenile diabetes is a condition where the pancreas produces very little (fails to produce enough insulin) or no insulin. Without enough insulin, the cells in our body fail to use glucose which in turn leads to high glucose levels in the body fluids. This presence of high glucose levels in body fluids is called Type 1 Diabetes. This type mainly happens when Beta cells present in the pancreas gets damaged. Autoimmune disorders are considered to be the basic cause behind the damage of beta cells where our immune system mistakenly attacks the beta cells. The exact cause of this condition is not clear, but viral infections are considered as the risk factors.

Symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes

Symptoms of Type 1 diabetes in children start suddenly and it is very important to notice them in the early stages. Early detection of symptoms helps to get timely treatment and also helps to eliminate the risk of several health complications. Few common symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes include

  • Feeling thirsty and peeing more than usual- With a rise in glucose levels, water from our tissues comes out and makes us feel thirsty. Drinking more water also makes us pee more frequently. Furthermore, our kidneys also produce more urine to remove excess glucose from our body fluids.
  • Weakness and extreme hunger- Due to insufficient insulin, our cells do not get the required amount of glucose due to which the muscles and organs do not get enough energy and get exhausted. This further makes us feel weak and hungry.
  • Irritability and mood changes- This feeling of weakness and lack of energy make the kids irritable and few kids also fail to concentrate on their studies.
  • Blurred vision- With excess glucose levels in our body fluids, eyes become dry and lead to blurred vision.
  • Weight Loss- When our cells do not receive enough glucose for energy, they use muscle fat for energy which leads to weight loss. Sometimes children lose weight very quickly and noticing it in the early stages is very important. If left unrecognized, acid levels increase in the body and lead to severe complications.
  • Coma- In few cases, children suddenly become unconscious and this condition can be fatal in children below 5 years of age.

What is Type 2 Diabetes in children?

This is a condition where the pancreas makes enough insulin, but the cells fail to use it well as they should. This leads to high glucose levels in body fluids. This condition where cells fail to use insulin is called Insulin Resistance. The exact cause of Type 2 Diabetes in children is not clear but it is believed that it is associated with a sedentary lifestyle. Unhealthy food habits, obesity, lack of physical exercise and others act as triggering factors of Type 2 Diabetes. Before in the olden days, kids used to eat home-cooked food and play games outdoors, whereas, now the situation has changed, in this last phase of life, children are eating more junk foods and carbohydrates. After coming from schools kids are stuck with bundles of Home works and prefer to play video games or sit in front of smartphones or computers for hours without any physical exercises. This lack of physical activity is contributing to weight gain in many children. This imbalance in the amount of calorie intake and burning calories leads to fat accumulations in the abdominal area which increases the risk of insulin resistance. This further increases glucose levels in the body. Children with a family history of diabetes are at an increased risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.

Symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes

Children with Type 2 Diabetes face symptoms like

  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Slow healing of sores
  • Frequent infections
  • Skin becomes black- Due to increased insulin levels, the skin around the neck, in the armpits and groin becomes black.

Control Diabetes with Lifestyle changes

High glucose levels can be controlled effectively with changes in foods we eat and adequate exercises when detected in the early stages. One can easily control glucose levels with lifestyle changes and without using any medications. If in case, the glucose levels are not controlled, then professionals prescribe suitable medications. Children are also given insulin injections for some time if necessary.

Prevention is always better than cure

As always said prevention is better than cure, taking enough care of kids and teaching them healthy habits is very important. As Type 2 Diabetes is mainly associated with our lifestyle, hence teaching our kids healthy habits, giving them a healthy and balanced diet filled with fruits and veggies, encouraging them to play outdoors and many others are very important.

Chances of children with normal weight getting affected with Diabetes are very low when compared to children who are obese. It is advisable to take your kids for glucose check-up’s once in a while especially those with a family history of diabetes.

Screening Diabetes

There are 2 simple tests to detect Diabetes irrespective of its types

  • The Fasting Plasma Glucose Test- If the glucose levels are higher than 125 mg/dL while you are fasting, then you need to be retested to confirm Diabetes.
  • The Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT)- This test is conducted after two hours of drinking a sugary solution and if the results are higher than 200 mg/dL, then you need to be retested to confirm Diabetes.

Complications of Diabetes

High glucose levels in long run can damage veins and several organs in our body and lead to complications like cardiovascular diseases, fungal and bacterial infections, foot ulcers, kidney failure, retinopathy and so on.

Diabetic Diet Guide

If you want to balance the high sugar levels in your kids it is very important to give them a balanced diet. Give proteins, fats in balanced amounts. It is important to be cautious with foods like chocolates, noodles, ice creams, biscuits and sweets. Take dietary advice from experts for better results.

Monitor Glucose levels regularly

It is very important to monitor glucose levels regularly. Glucometers are widely available in the market nowadays and you can monitor the glucose levels frequently using them.

Do not hide it from your Children

It is not advisable to keep the fact that your kids are suffering from Diabetes a secret even though it is devastating. As it can adversely affect your child’s physical and mental growth and can even lower their self-confidence. Instead, you can explain to them clearly about their condition and support them in each step to control it. This way you can assist your kid in living healthy and happy irrespective of the fact of Diabetes.

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How Diabetes Affects the Pancreas

How Pancreas get affected by diabetes

Diabetes, as we all know is a metabolic disorder raised due to abnormal sugar levels in the body. Sugar levels may get disturbed due to the failure of the pancreas to produce the required amount of insulin or even when our body fails to properly use the insulin produced by the pancreas. Under this condition, people experience diabetes symptoms like frequent urination, increased thirst, increased hunger, slow healing of wounds and many others. Genetics, obesity and unhealthy diet all trigger the risk of diabetes.

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As we are well aware of the fact that diabetes affects major organs of our body like eyes, kidneys and so on and even leads to complications like Kidney failure, vision loss, mouth ulcers and others. But how many of us know the fact that diabetes can even affect our pancreas and its functioning? Yes, that’s true, diabetes directly influences pancreas functioning and also raise the risk of pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

How Diabetes Affects the Pancreas
Before going into the topic let us have a quick glance at the role of the pancreas in our body especially in sugar metabolism.

Role of Pancreas in our body

The pancreas is an important organ located at the back of the abdomen and behind the stomach. It plays a crucial role in the digestive system by producing required enzymes and hormones which are essential for healthy digestion and it mainly produces insulin, a crucial hormone that helps to regulate sugar levels in the body. Beta cells present in the pancreas produce insulin. Each and every cell in our body requires glucose and insulin helps the cells in utilizing the glucose. This crucial organ, the pancreas gets adversely affected with several factors like excess intake of alcohol, unhealthy diet and many others. Along with our sedentary lifestyle, few health conditions like diabetes and others also affects the pancreas, its functioning and even lead to pancreas problems like pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer.

How diabetes affects the it?

Diabetes has direct and severe effects on the pancreas. Under diabetes, sugar levels continuously raise and pancreas continuously produces enough insulin to control these high sugar levels. When beta cells present in the pancreas overexert themselves, in long run it affects their functioning.

Type 1 diabetes

In Type 1 diabetes, the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks these beta cells and damages them. This damage to the beta cells makes it difficult for the pancreas to produce insulin and its ability to produce insulin slowly gets demolished.

Type 2 diabetes

 

Type 2 diabetes especially increases the risk of pancreatitis. Pancreatitis is nothing but inflammation of the pancreas and is of two types namely acute and chronic pancreas. Acute pancreatitis is a condition where inflammation of pancreas occurs suddenly and gets controlled within a few days to weeks. Whereas, under chronic pancreatitis, the inflammation occurs gradually and it has severe effects on the pancreas and can even lead to its damage.

People who have long-standing diabetes (i.e. suffering from diabetes over the past 6 years) are at an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer in the early stages may not cause any symptoms. Whereas, among people who always had well-controlled diabetes, a sudden rise in their glucose levels may be a sign of pancreatic cancer. Homoeopathy treatment for pancreatitis works effectively and also improves the functioning of the pancreas by controlling problem from its roots. People who have long-standing diabetes (i.e. suffering from diabetes over the past 6years) are at an increased risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer in the early stages may not cause any symptoms. Whereas, among people who always had well-controlled diabetes, a sudden rise in their glucose levels may be a sign of pancreatic cancer.

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Effects of Diabetes on Oral Health

Need to know About How Diabetes Affects Oral Health

As we all know, diabetes can affect major systems in our body like eyes, nerves, kidneys, and heart and leads to complications like kidney failure, eye problems, and so on. But, how many of you know the fact that diabetes on oral health and can lead to several mouth problems?

Diabetes on Oral Health

Diabetes increases your risk of oral problems like cavities, gum diseases (periodontal), mouth ulcers, and so on. It is a proven fact that gum diseases, teeth problems, and other oral problems are few among the list of diabetes complications.

Let us know discuss how diabetes affects your oral health, what are the symptoms you experience, and also about few ways to improve your oral health and keep your mouth healthy.

Overview of diabetes dental problems

Diabetes is a condition where people have high glucose levels in their body fluids and this too much sugar in the body affects your mouth and leads to infections, pain, and other oral problems. High sugar levels present in your saliva lead to the growth of harmful bacteria in your mouth. This unhealthy and harmful bacteria present in your mouth combines with the food and forms a sticky film and coats your teeth. This sticky thing is usually referred to as plaque. This plaque if not removed properly, turns into tartar and sticks above your gum line, and makes it difficult for you to clean and brush your teeth properly. This tarter makes your gums red, inflamed and also leads to hemorrhage from gums. All these above are the symptoms of a condition called gingivitis (unhealthy or inflamed gums).

If this gingivitis is not treated properly or left untreated leads to a serious condition called periodontitis. Periodontitis is a condition where gaps form between your teeth as the gums get pulled away from your teeth. These spaces or pockets get infected and in long run due to infection both your bones and tissues that hold your teeth in their particular place start to break down. If periodontitis is left untreated or in severe cases, your bones, tissues, and even gums get destroyed and your teeth may become loose and you may also get your teeth removed.

How to know if we have Diabetes on Oral Health?

Diabetes increases your risk of several oral problems and your risk of these oral problems is higher if you’re over 50 years of age. People with diabetes should consult an expert if they experience diabetes mouth symptoms like dry mouth, cavities, red, swollen gums, tenderness in gums along with hemorrhage from gums. People with periodontitis face symptoms like bad breath, gums that have pulled back from teeth, and loose teeth.

In few cases, people may not experience any symptoms until they have serious damage. Hence to eliminate these risks, people with diabetes should consult their dentist frequently and get their teeth checked.

Ways to keep your mouth healthy?

A superior way to keep your teeth and gums healthy is to control your sugar levels. Here are few steps through which you can keep your mouth healthy

  • Brush your teeth twice a day and also practice flossing and rinsing regularly
  • Use a soft toothbrush and change your brush every 3 months.
  • Clean the dentures properly if you are wearing any and also take them out at night.
  • Consult your dentist if you experience any above discussed diabetes mouth symptoms.
  • Do not neglect your symptoms or your doctor’s advice, follow their instructions carefully.
  • Most importantly quit smoking, as it raises your risk of gum diseases and other oral problems.
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5 Main Causes of Foot Ulcer

Why are people with diabetes prone to Foot Ulcers?

Foot ulcer are one of the major problems mostly seen in elders which harm their lifestyle. According to recent studies, it is estimated that around 4 million people are suffering from foot ulcers every year and conditions like diabetes, kidney failure, high BP, and others are said to initiate them. Let us in brief learn about foot ulcers, their causes, and their effects.

Causes of Foot Ulcer

What is a Foot ulcer?

Ulcers, as we all know these are painful open sores. A foot ulcer is a condition where the superficial layers of the skin on the foot brake and can also penetrate deep inside and affect bones, tendons, and other structures. People with foot ulcers experience symptoms like swelling, burning, and itching sensation in the affected areas. Foot ulcers are classified into different types based on location, the appearance of the ulcer, and its surrounding skin. 3 different types of foot ulcers are venous stasis ulcers, neurotrophic and arterial.

There are different stages of foot ulcers, in the early stages of foot ulcers, people may experience signs like inflammation or pain around the bony areas. In the second stage if the pressure increases, it leads to blisters or cracking of the skin. in the third stage, people may face hemorrhage from broken skin and it can also lead to loss of skin tissues between skin and muscle or skin loss. Foot ulcers are very difficult to treat and if it is not treated properly, it may lead to a condition called chronic foot ulcer. If poorly treated, foot ulcers may become infected and lead to several serious conditions like an abscess, bone infection, and gangrene. If foot ulcers are not treated, they may also lead to loss of the leg.

5 causes of foot ulcer

Several factors like health conditions, habits, lifestyle, and so on act as origins for foot ulcers. Most commonly seen causes of foot ulcers include

  • Diabetes– People with diabetes, whether type 1 or type 2 are more prone to foot ulcers. This is because, in long run, diabetes leads to complications like neuropathy and circulation disorders which further trigger foot ulcers.
  • Damaged nerves– If a person sits in one position for longer periods, it increases pressure on the tissues and harms them. When nerves get damaged, they fail to send signals to the brain regarding any damage or discomfort to the tissues which in long run may trigger foot ulcers.
  • Problems with circulation– The circulation system plays a crucial role in supplying oxygen-rich fluids throughout our body. When this circulation is impaired, then it damages tissues and leads to conditions called peripheral artery disease, which further rise ulcers.
  • Abnormal bone or muscle structure– Any deformities in the foot can increase pressure and lead to ulcers. Several conditions like claw feet, ill-fit shoes, arthritis, feet with fractures, and others can trigger foot ulcers.
  • Sedentary lifestyle and smokingSmoking triggers several health problems like peripheral artery disease, nerve damage, and so on which further lead to foot ulcers. sedentary lifestyle, sitting in one position for long periods can trigger foot ulcers.

Why are people with diabetes prone to foot ulcers?

Foot ulcers are more common in diabetics and it is estimated that one in six people suffering from diabetes face foot ulcers. Diabetes in long run leads to neuropathic and vascular complications which alter circulation to the feet and leads to loss of sensation. These diabetes foot ulcer causes like nerve damage, lack of circulation and pressure leads to foot ulcers.

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Myths and Facts about Diabetes

Myths and Facts Regarding diabetes

As we all know diabetes is a chronic condition, where people have abnormal glucose levels in the body which steer to several other health problems like stress, skin problems, foot ulcers, cracked heels, kidney disorders, and so on. Many people have several queries and confusions on diabetes-like, does it affect children or on food intake, etc. In this article let us discuss a little about a few myths and facts of diabetes.

Myths and Facts about Diabetes

Can children get affected by diabetes?

Yes, though it is distressing, children also get affected by diabetes. Diabetes seen in children is called juvenile diabetes. It is believed that type 1 diabetes is common among children. In this condition, their pancreas does not produce enough insulin which leads to high sugar levels. Type 1 diabetes among children can be caused due to several factors like immune system disorders, genetics, and family history. Several people in long run face severe effects of diabetes on the eyes, legs, kidneys, and nerves.

Type 2 diabetes is also seen in children nowadays. This type is less common when compared to type 1. In this type children’s body does not use the insulin well. This type 2 diabetes in children is mainly caused due to factors like genetics, overweight, bad diet, and also family history. Lack of physical activities along with high-calorie intake is the main reason for type 2 diabetes in children.

Myths and facts about diabetes

There are several myths and facts about diabetes like

  • Myth– Diabetic people should avoid eating sugar
  • Fact– It is a fact that a diet rich in sugar can raise your calorie intake and raise the risk of obesity and this should be avoided by people with diabetes. They should take everything in a balanced amount and sugar also in moderate amount.
  • Myth– Diabetics should avoid fruits
  • Fact– People with diabetes can eat few fruits as they contain fiber and other nutrients which are very useful for health. They should take fruits in moderate amounts and also should avoid fruit juices. Few types like banana, custard apple, mango, and others which are high in sugars should be avoided.
  • Myth– Children who are overweight and have lots of sugars/sweets develop diabetes
  • Fact– Both overweight and high intake of sugar can raise your risk of diabetes, as they both are risk factors. But it is not true that only these two causes diabetes in children.
  • Myth– Childhood diabetes can be fully treated
  • Fact– It is not true, diabetes is a chronic condition that cannot be fully treated or avoided. Type 1 diabetes is the most commonly seen type of diabetes among children, in this type, the Beta cells of the pancreas which produce insulin get destroyed and cannot be fully treated. Whereas, children with type 2 diabetes can control severe effects of diabetes to some extent with the help of strict diet, physical exercises, and lifestyle changes.
  • Myth– People with diabetes can’t play sports.
  • Fact– It is not true, diabetics can actively participate in several sports and do exercises. Healthy eating and lifestyle are very crucial and there are several sportspersons with diabetes and are doing a great job.
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Homeopathy Treatment for Diabetes

What is Diabetes Disorder?

Diabetes Disorder or Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an endocrine and metabolic disorder. Diabetes Disorder is a condition that affects body’s ability to use insulin or insulin secretion by pancreas. In diabetes disorder people face high glucose levels or sugar levels in body fluids for a long period. Insulin is a hormone that helps glucose to enter into body cells to give energy. With inadequate insulin production or low insulin glucose can’t enter body cells and stays in our body fluids. High glucose or sugar levels in our body fluids are termed as hyperglycemia and low glucose levels in body fluids is called as hypoglycaemia. Diabetes if left untreated may lead to several health complications like heart diseases, stroke, retinal problems, kidney disorders, damaged nerve, foot ulcers and skin infections.

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What are the causes and symptoms of diabetes disorders?

Causes

Pancreatitis and some remedies used in treatments causes Diabetes Disorders in few rare cases and causes of diabetes disorder depends on type of diabetes like

  • Type 1 Diabetes
  • Immune system disorder
  • Genetics
  • Viral and bacterial infections
  • Environmental factors
  • Chemicals in food
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Hereditary or family history
  • Heavy weight
  • Obesity
  • Insulin resistance
  • Physical inactivity
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Gestational diabetes
  • Hereditary
  • Obesity
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of diabetes disorders include

  • Polyuria or frequent urination
  • Polyphagia or increased hunger
  • Yeast infections
  • Weight Loss
  • Weakness
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Vision problems
  • Dry skin

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Types of Diabetes and effects of types of Diabetes

There are 3 major types of diabetes namely

Type 1 diabetes- it causes eye damage, it also damages nerves, kidney and foot and it also increase the risk of heart diseases.

Type 2 diabetes- it increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. It also damages nerves, kidney and foot and it also increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases like type 1 diabetes.

Gestational diabetes- it leads to preterm birth of baby, excess birth weight, C-section, hypertension in mother and hypoglycaemia in baby.

How homeopathy controls Diabetes disorders?

Homeopathy treatment for diabetes is very efficient in controlling diabetes, its symptoms and complications of diabetes disorders. Homeopathy remedies for diabetes treats pancreas disorders and also regularize the glucose levels in the body. Homeopathy for diabetes disorders is safe, has no side effects as it uses natural substances in treatment extracted from plants, vegetables, minerals and animal based. Homeopathy treatment for diabetes not just focuses on diabetes but also treats individual as a whole. Homeopathy remedies for diabetes improves immunity and body’s healing process and controls the complications of diabetes disorders.

Homeopathy tips and preventions for Diabetes problems

Homeopathy doctors along with Treatment for Diabetes also provide diabetes control tips. Diabetes problems homeopathy tips assists people in controlling their weight and glucose levels in the body. Diabetes control tips include tips on food habits, physical exercises and life style changes which help to control diabetes.

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Healthy Eating tips to control Diabetes

Diabetes is a group of metabolic diseases, it is also known as Diabetes mellitus (DM). It is a condition where pancreas in our body cannot produce required insulin or our body do not use it properly. Diabetes is a chronic disease, it cannot be cured completely. Though it cannot be cured completely, it can be controlled with treatment, healthy eating, physical exercise and lifestyle changes. Many people now days are facing diabetes problems due to their unhealthy food habits and lifestyle. Hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia are the two important conditions of diabetes. Hypoglycemia is defined as a state of low glucose levels in the body, whereas hyperglycemia is defined as a state of high glucose levels. There are different types of diabetes, they are Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA), inherited form of diabetes and prediabetes. Many individuals tend to develop hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia if the diabetes is not treated properly. People with diabetes are at high risk of developing many health problems. Some complications with diabetes are heart diseases, stroke, retinal problems, very slow healing of cuts and wounds, kidney disorders, damaged nerve, foot ulcers and infections.

Eating tips to control Diabetes :

Diabetes can be controlled with healthy eating habits. Eating healthy meals in limited amounts at regular intervals is very important for diabetic patients. In diabetic patients eating tasty and balanced diet will boost their energy and improves mood and relieves stress. With healthy eating plans diabetic patients can control glucose levels, manage weight and can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, BP and fats in the body. Here are some tips for diabetic patients to control diabetes
Eat fibre rich foods- include high fibre foods in diet like lentils, beans, artichoke, avocados, peas, broccoli, berries, pears, barley and oatmeal. Include pop corn as your snack. Fibre rich foods help to control glucose levels. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes and whole wheat flour are very high in fibres.

Include healthy carbohydrates- healthy carbohydrates are very helpful in controlling glucose levels. Fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grain and low fat dairy products have healthy carbs.

Include good fats- monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats are useful to reduce your cholesterol levels and are good for diabetes. Walnuts, pecans, pistachios, and almonds have fats that are good for diabetes and consuming them in little quantities is useful.
Eat fish very often- fish is considered as good option for diabetic patients. Fish is good source of omega-3 fatty acids and are low in unhealthy cholesterol and saturated fat. Fish promotes healthy heart and helps diabetic patients.
Have small frequent meals- taking small and frequent meals helps to control glucose or sugar levels in the body. Frequent and small meals keeps glucose levels constant neither too low nor too high.
People with diabetes should avoid foods like white bread, French fries, soft drinks, sweetened foods, alcohol, sodium, full cream milk, egg yolks and beef.

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Sweet Solution to the Diabetes with Homeopathy

Brief explanation about Diabetes :

Diabetes which is also referred as Diabetes mellitus (DM) in medical terms is a metabolic disease. Diabetes is a long term disease in which a person’s ability to produce or use insulin by pancreas gets affected. Insulin is a hormone produced by beta cells of pancreas, it helps glucose which we get from food we eat to get into body cells. The glucose entered into cells is used for energy. Without insulin glucose cannot reach cells, it stays in our body fluids. When pancreas fails to produce insulin or produces little insulin or our body does not respond or use the insulin produced by pancreas effectively it is treated as diabetes. Diabetes is a chronic disorder and has no cure. High glucose levels in body are called hyperglycemia and low glucose levels are called as hypoglycaemia. People with hyperglycemia face symptoms like increased thirst, blurred vision and fatigue. People with hypoglycaemia face symptoms like dizziness, confusion, sweating and weakness.

There are different types of Diabetes, the most commonly seen 3 types are
Type 1 diabetes– it is a situation where pancreas fails to produce insulin or produces little insulin.
Type 2 diabetes– a situation where body cells fails to use or respond to the insulin produced by pancreas.
Gestational diabetes- in this type diabetes develops in women when they are conceived. In this case diabetes goes soon after delivery or baby is born.
Some other types of diabetes include inherited form of diabetes, maturity onset diabetes of the young (MODY), latent autoimmune diabetes of adults (LADA) and prediabetes.
Some common symptoms of diabetes include polydipsia (increased thirst), polyuria (frequent urination), weight loss, infections, polyphagia (increased hunger), slow healing of cuts and wounds, blurred vision, fatigue, itchy skin and headache. Diabetes is caused by several factors like hereditary, obesity, hormonal imbalance, physical inactivity and lifestyle.

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Complications :

If diabetes is not treated properly or not controlled it may lead to many complications in the patients. Some complications due to diabetes include

  • Damage to the eyes
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Nerve damage
  • Hearing loss
  • Gum diseases
  • Kidney diseases (nephropathy)
  • Foot ulcers
  • Mental disorders like stress, depression and anxiety
  • Ketoacidosis
  • HHNS (hyperosmolar hyperglycaemic nonketotic syndrome )
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Gastroparesis
  • Skin problems
  • Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)

Homeopathy treatment for Diabetes :

Homeopathy treatment for diabetes is very effective in controlling the symptoms, though diabetes cannot be treated completely, it can be managed with homeopathy. Homeopathy treatment is safe to use and also improves general health of the people. A professional homeopath prescribes treatment based on the symptoms and severity of diabetes. Uranium nitrate, phosphoric acid, phosphorus, lactic acid, insulin and bryonia are few homeopathy remedies used to treat homeopathy. Homeopathy treatment mainly focuses on functioning of pancreas to treat diabetes. Homeopathy treats a person as a whole, it also treats mental and emotional stress and helps diabetic patients to lead happy and normal life.

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How to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Tips to Avoid Diabetes Complications

Diabetes mellitus (DM) is commonly referred as diabetes, is a group of metabolic diseases (metabolism disorder) in which people suffer with high sugar levels for a long period. Symptoms of high sugar include frequent urination (polyuria), increased thirst, and increased appetite. Diabetes is due to either the pancreas not producing enough insulin or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced. Controlling diabetes is very crucial, if left untreated, it can lead to several diadetes complications like weight loss, kidney failure, vision disorders, teeth problems and so on.

Types of Diabetes :

  • Type 1 diabetes( pancreas’s failure to produce enough insulin)
  • Type 2 diabetes (body cells fail to respond to the insulin produced properly)
  • Gestational diabetes (diabetes in the female during pregnancy)
  • Genetic defects

The basic and main cause of Diabetes is defects in insulin secretion, insulin action, or both, which indeed leads to a condition in which the quantity of glucose in the body is high. This excess glucose passes out of the body in urine. As the body is not responding to the insulin properly the cells are not getting it for their essential energy and growth requirements.
There is no known preventive measure for diabetes, but it can be controlled by Exercise, Eliminate grains and sugars, diet, controlling body weight,  Limiting sugary beverages and eating less red meat and other sources of saturated fat can also help to reduce diabetes.

Symptoms of Diabetes Complications:

  • Hunger and fatigue
  • Dry mouth and itchy skin
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurred vision
  • Yeast infections
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Pain or numbness in feet or legs
  • Weight loss
  • Nausea and vomiting.

Measuring your sugar levels regularly is important in order to keep a dangerous increase or decrease under control. Most cases of diabetes are mild and are not considered medical emergencies, as the effect can range from feelings of unease, sweating, trembling, and increased appetite in mild cases, such cases can be self-treated by eating or drinking something high in sugar. Severe cases can lead to unconsciousness and must be treated with intravenous glucose or injections with glucagon.

If diabetes is not treated properly it may lead to long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs, especially the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, foot ulcers, sexual dysfunction, hypertension, hearing problems, gum diseases, skin infections. Vitamin D which we get from exposure to the sun is useful for diabetic patients. Active participation in the treatment is important for patients as the complications are less severe in people who have well-managed sugar levels. Homoeopathy can be used effectively in the treatment of diabetes as it mainly concentrates on the functioning of the pancreas in efficient insulin production.

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An overview of Diabetes

Explain about Diabetes?

Are you facing symptoms like weight loss, fatigue, increased appetite, vision problems along dry and itchy skin, this can be due to Diabetes.

Diabetes is commonly referred as Diabetes mellitus (DM). Diabetes is a disease that affects your body’s ability to produce or use insulin by pancreas. Insulin is a hormone produced by pancreas. Our body transforms the food we eat into energy, which is usually called as glucose or sugar, insulin helps cells to use this glucose/sugar for energy. Without insulin cells cannot use glucose. Diabetes is a situation where pancreas fails to produce enough insulin or cells of the body are unable to use insulin properly. When cells fail to use the insulin excessive amount of glucose enters into body, high sugar level in body is called hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). As the body is not responding to the insulin properly the cells are not getting it for their essential energy and growth requirements which lead to weakness, stress, nerve damage. Glycemic control is the word used for the typical levels of sugar (glucose) in a person with diabetes.

Symptoms:

The symptoms of diabetes include

  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Extreme hunger
  • Weight loss
  • Yeast infections
  • Weak and tired feeling
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Dry and itchy skin
  • Blurred vision

Diabetes symptoms differ from one other depending on their sugar levels. In some cases very mild symptoms or no symptoms are seen, in such situation people with diabetes are unaware of the condition and undiagnosed.

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Consequences Caused due to Diabetes :

If Diabetes is not treated properly it may lead to long-term damage, dysfunction and failure of various organs. Some consequences of Diabetes are

  • Heart diseases
  • Stroke
  • Kidney diseases
  • Eye problems
  • Dental diseases
  • Nerve damage
  • Foot ulcers
  • Hypertension
  • Hearing problems
  • Sexual dysfunction

Explain about different types of Diabetes?

There are four main types of Diabetes :
  1. Type 1 diabetes( pancreas’s failure to produce enough insulin)
  2. Type 2 diabetes (body cells fail to respond to the insulin produced properly)
  3. Gestational diabetes (diabetes in the female during pregnancy)
  4. Genetic defects.

Gestational diabetes usually occurs during pregnancy and goes away after pregnancy. In some cases, pregnant ladies have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes and in such a situation, these women will need to continue diabetes treatment after pregnancy also. In some cases, diabetes is inherited from their ancestors.

Keeping sugar levels controlled in the blood is the main factor in managing diabetes. Measuring sugar levels regularly is the best way to know about the exact condition of the patient. By good and controlled diet, exercise, meditation, yoga, medication, controlling body weight and limiting sugary beverages one can manage and control diabetes.

Homeopathy Treatment for Diabetes :

Homeopathy is very effective in managing the symptoms of Diabetes. Diabetes with the help of Homeopathy can be controlled effectively. Homeopathy helps overall health improvement, when a person is in good health, stress-free their insulin requirements can be steady and body glucose can be under control.