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Natural Herbs For Type 1 Diabetes

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Its a scary situation when parents find that their young children have been diagnosed with diabetes. But what is diabetes and how can we deal with it? People find it very hard to deal with diabetes, especially so children and that probably includes their parents or guardians as well. There are some natural herbs and herbal remedies which have proven to be very effective in controlling diabetes. They have been found helpful in lowering blood sugar and also reducing the dependence on insulin.

Juvenile or Type 1 diabetes commonly occurs in children or young adults below the age of 20 although rarely adults may also be affected with it. The disease can be diagnosed when the child starts losing weight even when he or she has a good appetite and eating well. They may also feel hungry immediately after taking food. The other typical signs include frequent urination, dry mouth and fatigue. Sometimes there will be blurred vision or tingling of hands and feet.

Diabetes occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin to use the glucose or sugar from the food that we eat to produce energy. Insulin is a hormone that is usually produced by the organ pancreas which is behind the stomach. Sometimes the pancreas produces little or no insulin or else, the insulin is not effective and does not work on the sugar or glucose to produce the energy that we need. Our body needs energy for the proper functioning. The food we eat usually goes to the stomach, from where it is to the liver to be converted into glucose. This glucose goes to the muscles which uses this energy and also stores the excess energy as fat.

People with Type 1 diabetes do nor produce enough insulin. So insulin needs to be injected into their bodies to control the level of glucose. The injection, combined with a proper diet and exercise will help them lead a normal life. Why diabetes occurs and that too in children is not known. Some of the common contributory factors include family history, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, being overweight etc. though most of these factors are not common among young children.

There are a number of natural herbs available which have known and proven properties to help deal with diabetes. Some of the common natural supplements are

Neem Leaves: neem leaves have been used for centuries for its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-inflamamtory properties. The leaves have proven properties to lower blood sugar and keep diabetes under control....

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