15 Easy Home Remedies That Can Help You Control Diabetes 

 

 

More than 33% of adults aged 65 and above suffer from diabetes, globally. This is due to the changing lifestyle accompanied by stress, mental and physical exertion. And, now more than ever, diabetes has increased in India with over 50 million people suffering from it. So, if you are one of the diabetics - don’t worry, we’ve got you this article that covers everything you need to know about diabetes along with some natural ways to keep it at bay. 

 

 

What is Diabetes? 

 

A condition that reduces the body’s ability to process blood glucose, otherwise known as blood sugar, is commonly known as diabetes.

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If not taken care of properly, diabetes could lead to sugar build up in the blood, which can increase the risk of stroke and heart disease too. Several different kinds of diabetes can occur, and taking care of it depends on the type. Also, it is important to note that not all types of diabetes occur from an unhealthy lifestyle - some are present since childhood. 

 

Types of Diabetes

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  1. Type 1 - This also goes by the name - juvenile diabetes, as it occurs when the body is unable to produce insulin. People who have this kind of diabetes need to depend on artificial insulin for their body to function well. 
  2. Type 2 - As against Type I, the body continues to produce insulin - but, it utilises it in a different way, and the cells in the human body do not effectively respond to it. This is the commonest diabetes kind and is known to be linked with obesity. 

 

Other types of diabetes include - 

gestational-diabetes

  • Gestational diabetes 
  • Monogenic diabetes 
  • Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes.

 

So, What Can You Do At Home to Take Care of Diabetes?

 

Here are 7 veggies that can help keep diabetes under control – 

 

  1. Fenugreek 

Fenugreek

Always in the Indian kitchen, this herb has several benefits. It is known to keep diabetes in check while improving glucose tolerance, lowering blood sugar levels, and stimulating the secretion of insulin. 

 

  • Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink it with the seed the next morning on an empty stomach. This will help bring down your glucose levels. 

 

  1. Bitter Gourd/Karela

Karela

Bitter gourd is filled with insulin-polypeptide-P and can help reduce increased sugar levels. 

 

  • You can have it as a sabzi or consume it in the form of a smoothie. 

 

  1. Cinnamon 

cinnamon

The bioactive compound in cinnamon can help prevent and fight diabetes. Cinnamon can also regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating the activity of insulin. 

 

  • Mix half a teaspoon of grounded cinnamon with warm water and consume once every day.

 

  1. Vitamin C

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If you’re someone who has chronic diabetes, then you should be consuming vitamin C rich foods like orange, lemons, etc. daily. It not only supports healthy skin, but it also improves blood sugar levels. 

 

  • Consume at least 600 mg of vitamin C daily

 

  1. Aloe Vera

 

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Although a little bitter, aloe vera can be consumed to lower your blood sugar levels, and it is also abundant in anti-inflammatory properties. 

  • Consume it with buttermilk 

 

  1. Amla or Indian Gooseberry

 

Amla

One of the richest sources of vitamin C, amla can help manage pancreatitis and eventually controls the blood sugar levels. It also contains chromium that regulates carbohydrate levels that makes the body more responsive to insulin. So, the murabbas sound pretty tasty now, right?  

  • Consume it in the form of powder or pickle 

 

  1. Drumsticks or Moringa 

Moringa

Moringa offers essential medical benefits that can help control blood sugar levels and treat type 2 diabetes. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. 

 

  • Cut a few pieces and put it into a jug full of water - keep sipping on it whenever!
  • Toss some in your dal and delve into its richness

 

Apart from these vegetables here are 8 products that can help keep diabetes in check -

 

  1. Superfood Greens and Herbs for Diabetes and Prediabetes (250 gm) - OZiva

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This is a sugar control blend that’s filled with plant-based goodness – it contains ayurvedic herbal extracts of fenugreek seeds, cinnamon bark, Jamun seeds, milk, and Gymnema Sylvestre. 

 

Features: 

 

  • Alkalizing green blend 
  • Sugar control blend 
  • Liver & heart health blend

 

  1. Tulsi Ark (Pack of 3 - 60 ml each) - Satvyk - The Health reStore

tulsi-ark

Formulated from handpicked healthy and fresh tulsi petals, this liquid is a good source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamin A, B, C, and K. 

 

 

Features:

 

  • Rich source of vitamin C and A, and phytonutrients 
  • Natural & organic beauty supplement

 

  1. Diabetic Protein Powder 400 gm - Apollo Pharmacy

diabetic-protein-powder

This new balanced and complete formula is low in calories and has been specially made for the diabetics. The slow-release energy system provides excellent glycine response and is rich in monounsaturated fats, dietary fibers, and contains micronutrients.

 

     

Features: 

 

  • Is sucrose-free and is enriched with MUFA 
  • Is used for diabetes mellitus Type 1 and Type 2 

 

  1. Diabetic Care Socks for Men and Women (One Pair) - Dr. Oxyn

Designed for calm and pain-free walking, these socks have a full-cushion lining that makes them extremely comfortable. They are ideal for sensitive feet, wide feet, wide calves, swollen ankles, feet & legs, and poor blood circulation.

 

Features:

 

  • Helps in relieving pain
  • Helps to keep your feet free from sweat and moisture 
  • Does not contain tight irritating elastic fibers

 

  1. Duo Insulin Cooling Travel Wallet for Diabetics - Frio

 

travel-wallet-for-diabetics

This wallet is an evaporative cooling unit designed to keep insulin cool for approximately 45 hours. Making your travels hassle-free, this wallet offers convenience and freedom. 

 

Features 

  • No refrigeration or ice needed 
  • Insulating qualities help protect insulin from cold 
  • Activated by water
  • Reusable green product with patented technology made in the UK 
  • Light, compact and durable 
  • Inner wallet made of poly-cotton with panels containing cooling crystals

 

  1. Sahyadri Unprocessed Forest Honey (1 kg) - Satvyk - The Health reStore

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This wild forest honey is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, flavonoids, and healing properties that act as perfect replacements for those harmful chemical sweeteners. 

 

Features

 

  • Helps in reducing cholesterol levels
  • Aids in weight management 
  • Helps in boosting immunity level 

 

  1. Stevia Natural Sweetener Powder (230 gm) - Zindagi

 

natural-sweetener-powder

A perfect addition to your everyday food & beverage items, stevia extract, is 300 times sweeter than cane sugar but contains zero sugar, zero-calorie, zero fat & zero carbs. 

It is safe for diabetic patients and supports healthy weight management. This powder blends well and is devoid of any foul taste.

 

Features

  • Healthy sugar alternative 
  • Calorie, fat, glucose and carb-free 
  • Can be added to daily food items 
  • Contains no artificial ingredients

 

  1. Diabakon Diabetes Control Capsules (60 Capsules) - CRD Ayurveda

diabetes-control-capsules

These capsules have an advanced herbal formula that acts as a relief supplement for the diabetics. It increases the production of insulin by rejuvenating the pancreas and facilitating the intake of glucose. 

 

Features

  • Cleanses body systems
  • Prevents complications 
  • Tones up bodily functions
  • Helps to purify and regulate blood circulation
  • Helps eliminate complications caused by diabetes

 

A balanced diet accompanied with these products as well as foods can help keep your diabetes in check!