Alternative treatment for diabetes

United States
July 7, 2009 7:36pm CST
I'm looking for new way to treat diseases, diabetes is next on my list :) so far I found out hat flax seeds can help regenerate pancreas and there fore help produce more insulin. Plus soluble and insoluble fibers help, soluble actually lower glucose level and insoluble helps loose weight. Any one knows what other foods or alternative treatments can be used for type 2 diabetes?
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• Philippines
8 Jul 09
Hi! I'm a newbie, is there any introduction thread in here? I've browsed the threads but didn't find one.. Anyways, I've heard some herbal supplements for Diabetes Mellitus like charantia, which is derived from bittermelon. It is believed to lower the level of sugar in the body. Aside from supplements, the primary goal for those patients is weight reduction. Regular exercise with proper diet (calorie and fat restriction) work best. :) Hope this helps.
• United States
8 Jul 09
thx a lot, never heard of charantia, I have to see how it works now :D as for introduction, i haven't seen one, but i guess there might be one somewhere, just don't know where. good luck :)
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
8 Jul 09
What i did was to cut anything out of my diet that has high fructose corn syrup in it. and that was not very easy to do.. If i need sugar in anything i use a product called Xylitol. I supplement with Vitamin D3, Coenzyme Q10, Magnesium/Potassium. and i take a product called glucobiotic supreme Made by Atrium. I have also added a product called Salba to my diet everyday. I also make sure i get at least a half hour of exercise in everyday. Walking, bouncing on my rebounder, or putting on some music and dancing. Two years ago i was taking insulin shots, and i was also on pills everyday. and it seamed like my numbers were not getting any better they were still high. after i changed my diet, started exercising, and started supplementing the natural way, i can keep my numbers down more now where they are in a good range. It has not only helped to control my diabetes, but my whole health all together.
• United States
9 Jul 09
glad to hear it :) love to see more and more walking profs that medications are not always the best treatment lol. I learned that nature helps treating my grandmother. her glucose level went down from 200 to 130 in just a few weeks... thanks to a lady who lived in the same building as my grandmother, she told me to try flax seeds, really helps, but doesn't taste good. if you want to try it, take some flax seeds, grind them and throw into boiling water, hake sure the fire is very low and you'll have to stir or it will get all over the place. proportions are one table spoon of flax seeds for 1 glass of water. drink it in the morning on empty stomach and don't eat anything for at least half an hour. in combination with diet and exercise it can do great things. also try chromium, it helps decrease desire to eat sweets... i'll look for glucobiotic supreme, would love to see what's in it...
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
9 Jul 09
The ingredients in glucobiotic supreme are: zink, chromium, vanadyl sulfate, gymnema sylvestre extract, bitter mellon, fenugreek extract, bilberry, cinnamon, jambolan, pierocarpus marsupium, banaba and probiotic blend. The chromium is 240 mcg. When i found out i had diabetes my level was over 800, and i am keeping it under 130 most times it is around 98, in the morning when i check it first thing. I take the coq10 because it is good for the heart, and as we get older we need it to help with blood pressure. I have flax seeds,,,what i do with them is sprinkle some on salads and i add them in to different recipes when im cooking. I knew that they were good for health, but not for diabetes.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
11 Jul 09
Thank you so much for the Best Response....It is very much appreciated.
@eileenleyva (11029)
• Philippines
9 Jul 09
Hi mrakobeshiw! Do try ampalaya or bitter gourd. The pharma companies have already produced pills for convenient intake. I sautee this bitter fruit/vegetable with an egg and eat it as a main viand. Sometimes I just make a salad with onion and tomatoes with vinegar and it's good appetizer. Studies had guaranteed ampalaya as combatant to diabetes.
• United States
9 Jul 09
thx a lot, i'll have to look into it :)
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• Philippines
21 Jul 09
I certainly agree with you eileenleyva. Ampalaya is a popular remedy for diabetes here in our country. It is not a myth but is proven by the Department of Health here in the Philippines. It is a must try for you. Go and check one now. It will surely help.
• United States
8 Jul 09
A strict diet is great for people with diabetes. Instead of snacking on muffins and candies when your sugar is low, some of my friends keep juice packs and protein bars handy.