Home Remedies For Diabetes Care That Every Diabetic Must See


Here are ten home remedies through which every diabetic patient can control their insulin sensitivity and blood sugar level naturally without steroids.

Written By Mishka Menon | Mumbai | Updated On:
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About 40 million people in India suffer from Diabetes. It is a serious malady that is caused because of a high blood sugar level. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, carries the glucose from the food to the blood cells which is converted into energy. Sometimes your body doesn’t make enough insulin or misuses the scarce insulin. Glucose then stays in your blood and doesn’t reach your cells. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can be a health hazard and you can fall prey to diabetes. Although diabetes has no cure, there are home remedies and medical tips that can help you control the effects of the disease. In the midst of this speedy lifestyle that we’ve adopted, self-care has never been prioritised on our busy schedules. 

Easy home remedies that can make fighting Diabetes look like a piece of cake. Well, a sugar-less one!

Apple cider vinegar

Add a tad bit of apple cider vinegar into your salad dressings or drink around 8 ounces of water with two teaspoons of the vinegar mixed in it before bedtime. It can improve insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19-34% and can significantly lower your blood sugar level. Although, a doctor’s suggestion about the same would be recommended.

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This ingredient is reportedly a miraculous substance for curbing the effects of diabetes on the body. Cinnamon helps in increasing the efficiency of insulin in the body, making it easier for the glucose to move into the cell. In this way, the addition of cinnamon into your tea or other food items has proven to be an effective diabetes remedy.

Aloe Vera

The plant which origins from Africa, is of a lot of help to diabetic patients. Consuming Aloe Vera as oral supplements is believed by many doctors to be able to reduce the level of glucose in the blood (46.6 mg/dl), as well as HbA1c (1.05%), or glycated haemoglobin.

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Bitter gourd

Studies reflect that bitter gourd consists of anti-diabetic properties like Charantin which is known for its blood glucose-lowering effect. The underrated vegetable also contains an insulin-like compound called Polypeptide-p or p-insulin which proves to naturally control diabetes.

Fenugreek seeds

It is believed that diabetic patients can benefit immensely with the consumption of fenugreek seeds as it contains fibre and other chemicals that slow down the body’s absorption of carbohydrates and sugar and thus comes in handy as an excellent home remedy for health and diabetes.

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Breathe in, breath stress out

Glucagon and Cortisol are hormones secreted due to stress. These may shoot up your blood sugar level. Thus, indulge yourself in stress-releasing exercises like yoga, meditation, and other stress-reduction techniques.

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Healthy sleeping schedule

Sleep deprivation can lead to an increase in appetite which may result in weight gain which affects insulin sensitivity. Hence, a satisfactory good night's sleep is a highly recommended remedy for diabetes.

Lots of water

Stay hydrated at all times so as to cure faster and heal better. Make sure to be optimistic and zestful while leading your line of recovery. Live less out of habit and more out of intent.

The content provided above is for information purposes. This is, in no way, intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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