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Chinese Medicine for Diabetes Practitioners of Chinese medicine attribute diabetes to the depletion of yin...

Ayurvedic Medicine for Diabetes Ayurvedic practitioners consider diabetes, or prahema a disorder or urine caused...

Conventional Medicine for Diabetes Glyburide (Micronase), medication that spur the release of more insulin,

Warning signs for Diabetes Very high and very low blood sugar level or diabetes- related buildup of acid in your blood can cause confusion...

Chinese Medicine for Diabetes treatment

Practitioners of Chinese medicine attribute diabetes to the depletion of yin. The imbalance of the yin and yang causes Heat to dry up bodily fluids, leading to the thirst and excess urination associated with diabetes. For diabetes treatment, prevention and management, low-fat diet is recommended together with intake of plenty of water and eliminating sugar, salt, spicy foods, coffee and alcohol.

Chinese herbs used as medications such as rehmannia root, pueraria root, tricosanthis root, licorice root, and schisandra fruit can also help in diabetes treatment and management.

Acupuncture is another effective treatment for diabetes. You can consult your professional acupuncturist for this kind of therapy treatment. For self care approach, try acupressure instead. Simply apply penetrating finger pressure to each of the following points for 3 minutes.

Kidney 3, located in the hollow between your Achilles tendon and the inside of your anklebone.

Stomach 44, located on your foot in the webbing of your second and third toes.

Spleen 6, located four finger-widths above your inner anklebone on the back inner border of your shinbone.

Ayurvedic medicine for diabetes treatment

Ayurvedic practitioners consider diabetes, or prahema a disorder or urine caused by an excess of Kapha dosha, which disrupts metabolism. Ayurvedic treatment and management of diabetes depends on your owns dosha, or constitutional type. But generally, practitioners prescribe a combination of dietary restrictions (less fat, fewer sweet). Herbal medications (including fenugreek and turmeric), daily exercise (including yoga), and Ayurvedic massage therapy (panchakarma) for diabetes treatment.

conventional medicine for diabetes

If you are diagnosed to have diabetes whether it be type 1 or type 2, for best diabetes treatment and management, you should be under the care of a competent doctor. Your doctor should work with an endocrinologist who specializes in diabetes, or a clinical nutritionist.

Some of the oral medication normally given to type 2 diabetes patients are:

Glyburide (Micronase), medication that spur the release of more insulin,
Metformin (Glucophage), medication that slows your liver’s release of stored sugar,
Acarbose (Precose), medication that slows the digestion of carbohydrates, and
Troglitazone (Rezulin) medication that increases cellular insulin sensitivity.

Unfortunately, none of these drugs or medication is very effective over the long term. During the first year of treatment, these drugs may improve blood-sugar control in about 90 percent of people who take them. But as years pass by, the drugs stop working for about half of those who take them. If that happens, you have to use insulin injection instead.

There are other medical developments that may include a pancreas transplant for type 1 diabetes. You may ask your doctor for added information.


warning signs for diabetes

Very high and very low blood sugar level or diabetes- related buildup of acid in your blood can cause confusion, lethargy and even coma and death. So if you are experiencing such symptoms it is best that you contact your doctor immediately or call 911 for emergency assistance.

Other diabetes complications such as numbness of feet, visual problems should be reported immediately to your doctor.

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