Diabetes is called Diabetes Mellitus in medical terms, which is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced in body. This high blood sugar produces the common symptoms like:

  • Polyuria (frequent urination)
  • Polydipsia (increased thirst)
  • Polyphagia (increased hunger)

Hectic lifestyle today increases the risk of having diabetes in which irregular eating habits and excessive intake of junk food is responsible. In few it also happens genetically. Having diabetes can also lead to serious long term complication such as:

  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Diabetic coma, which can be fatal
  • Chronic kidney diseases
  • Damage to the retina

The causes for diabetes are:

  • Genetic defects of β-cell function
    • Maturity onset diabetes of the young
    • Mitochondrial DNA mutations
  • Genetic defects in insulin processing or insulin action
    • Defects in proinsulin conversion
    • Insulin gene mutations
    • Insulin receptor mutations
  • Exocrine pancreatic defects
    • Chronic pancreatitis
    • Pancreatectomy
    • Pancreatic neoplasia

    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Fibrocalculous pancreatopathy
  • Endocrinopathies
    • Growth hormone excess (acromegaly)
    • Cushingsyndrome
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Pheochromocytoma
    • Glucagonoma
  • Infections
    • Cytomegalovirusinfection
    • Coxsackievirus B
  • Drugs
    • Glucocorticoids
    • Thyroid hormone
    • β-adrenergic agonists
    • Statins

Hence to avoid diabetes or to control it one should maintain a healthy life style for control in body weight, and blood pressure levels. A diabetic patient should eat healthy food in proper amounts and at regular interval in order to maintain constant sugar levels in the body and should avoid cigarette smoking as well.

In India there are many herbs and food products that help to keep diabetes in check. One should first control the sugar intake by substituting it with healthier options. Palm Jaggery is one of them as it can be used as a substitute of white sugar and can be used by diabetic patient for sweetening purpose. Even one can opt for honey as well. There are many benefits of jaggery and honey but being sweet in nature a diabetic patient should have it in limited quantity.

Lauki ka juice or bottle gourd juice is also beneficial in diabetes and is a good drink to curb excessive thirst caused by diabetes mellitus. It is also low in fat and calories and is effective in keeping hypertensivity or high blood pressure in check. Benefits of lauki juice are a lot more then these just try and include it in daily diet.

Black pepper can also be used for curbing diabetes as it can block complications caused by diabetes. Protein glycation is a process in which sugar molecules bond to protein molecules without enzymatic control resulting in the accumulation of end products that speed aging and the degeneration caused by diabetes. Scientists from the National Institute of Nutrition in India evaluated the ability of extracts from various plant-based foods to prevent the accumulation of advanced glycation end products. Black pepper, ginger, cumin, cinnamon, and green tea where the only extracts tested what showed significant ability to inhibit these end products.
To control diabetes just follow a healthy life style with healthy food and regular workouts.

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