Diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases on earth. It is found to have latched on to somebody in every corner. The reasons to get affected from this disease are many such as heredity, different problems with the levels of insulin, high blood pressure, cholesterol, etc.
Diabetes, if not treated in the early stages, might lead to serious complications like heart, eye, kidney, and nerve problems; it can also go to the extent of blinding a person. Here, we shall provide some steps for you to follow, which might eventually help you fight off diabetes.
Things To Avoid To Get Best Care For Diabetes
Some things that you should avoid are listed below (the list is generalized for both Type A & B):
Sugar, or sweetness, or other artificial sweeteners, can cause real problems to the diabetic patients. So these must be avoided at any cost.
Fried foods and other high fat saturated foods should be avoided at all costs. At home too do not fry your edibles; instead try sautéing them or having them boiled.
Salad dressings should be limited. Dressings such as mustard, avocado, mayonnaise, etc. are high in sodium content. So try limiting the amount of dressing on the salads.
Fruits such as mango, custard apples, strawberries, etc. have their part in increasing the blood sugar level. So limit the amount of these fruits.
Starchy vegetables like potatoes, squash, beans, etc. Potatoes especially are known to help in the increase of blood pressure level, and so, many doctors prescribe against it.
Enough about the things you have to avoid. You must be feeling very bad, considering so many items has to be avoided. So let us move on with the list of items you can have.
Yay! Finally, something, you like and can eat. But do not go overboard. Meat does not worsen the situation in diabetes, and thus you can have meat, but in controlled rate and amount. Try to have the organs like liver, kidneys, etc.
Vegetables are never too bold for any disease, so have a good amount of those. Also, the seriousness of the disease must have compelled you to visit the doctor, he/she will be able to tell which vegetables you should have more and which one least. You should try and have the green leafy vegetables and the members of the cabbage family.
Fruits, if the calorie content is controlled, can offer good health to a person diagnosed with Diabetes.
Natural/ Home Remedies
Only controlling the foods and controlling the intake of some dishes will help you regain most part of your normality, and in the war against diabetes, the rest can be dealt with some natural remedies stated below.
Bitter gourd helps incredibly in fighting off diabetes. There is just one glitch; it is awful taste.
Onion And Garlic
Onion and Garlic are available in every household. Garlic contains allicin, a content that helps in bringing down the sugar level, while onion is hypoglycemic in nature.
Take a glass of water in a container and with it 15 fresh mango leaves. Boil the mixture and let it stay overnight. After that, strain and drink this solution.
Fenugreek seeds come in handy while fighting against diabetes. In 250 grams of water, soak around 100 seeds and let it stay overnight. Mash the seeds in the morning, then sieve in a shallow cloth and drink the mixture regularly for 2 months.Hopefully, these few pointers will help you get back to your original form in no time. Stay well!