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Natural home remedies to cure and manage diabetes or high blood sugar levels

Updated on April 23, 2015

Easy solutions to cure high blood sugar or diabetes naturally

Many adults start showing symptoms of unquenchable thirst, frequently going to bathroom and losing weight. They go to doctor for check. They are generally diagnosed with Adult-onset diabetes or Diabetes-Type 2. In simple layman terms, it is called blood sugar disease.They are left with lot of expensive medicines for entire life. They are professionals, home makers, parents, singles, grandparents and many more who have no choice but to accept this as a fate of life.

"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food" - Hippocrates

Here, are few natural home remedies which are still used in some cultures to heal blood sugar or diabetes naturally. Doctor's advice and allergy check is suggested. All suggestions are for information only.

Fenugreek Seeds
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1. Fenugreek Seeds or Powder, it is considered a miracle food for diabetes management. It can be taken as 2 teaspoons daily in powder form with meals. Fenugreek powder works by increasing the insulin sensitivity. Hence, when the food is consumed with this powder, there is less spike in blood sugar levels. The seeds can be used as seasonings in daily food recipes as it adds to the flavour of the food while helping you enjoy the health benefits. It can be easily found in Asian shops, specially Indian shops all over the world.

2. Bitter Gourd, it is an excellent vegetable, low in calories that can be added to the meals. It is low in Glycemic Index and helps to control blood sugar. It helps to control your appetite and increase the insulin sensitivity. For effective and fast results, it can be taken in the form of juice in the morning in empty stomach. It is commonly consumed and grown in Asian countries. If the fresh vegetable is not found in your place, you can look for Bitter Gourd powder supplements in the Internet.

3. Turmeric powder, it is a spice commonly used in Asian curries to give taste and colour to the food. It is a very good antioxidant. It helps in diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels and increasing glucose metabolism. It strengthens the immune system and assists in detoxifying the body. It is yellow in colour and 1 or 2 tea spoons can be added to daily meals or it can be taken as a supplement. It is available in Asian shops, pharmacies and online shops.

4. Eating food low in Glycemic Index and avoiding white sugar is the best way to manage diabetes. When we eat fast food, cakes, pastry, sweets and meals low in Glycemic index, we cause our blood sugar levels to spike up and followed by sharp spike down. These swings cause havoc to our body causing mood swings and hunger pangs. These hunger pangs cause us to eat more junk food and the vicious cycle continues. The only way we can stop this downhill is by eating food that is high in Glycemic index. It includes fruits, vegetables, whole grain breads and beans. These group of food give us feeling of fullness for longer periods and stable blood sugar levels. We tend to eat less and high quality foods which helps to burn fat and ultimately, lose weight. When diabetic loses weight, diabetes management is much easier. Slowly, the transition can be done from medicine to good diet under a guidance of doctor.

5. Finally, the most important is exercise. When right food is taken in combination with good exercise regime, the results are best. Exercise works by increasing the insulin sensitivity and sugar metabolism. It helps to control diabetes and prevent the long term complications associated with diabetes. However, certain precautions are required and need to be done after the consultation of doctor.

Such simple steps can make your life easy and more enjoyable. You can be in control of your own diet and health. Use this crisis as an opportunity to take proactive steps for your own self.



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      chandra sekhar 

      6 years ago

      Iam chandra sekhar I have blood sugar of 200 to250 I want cure permanent please advise me .which medicine will take for it

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Diana, yes, cinnamon is a good addition, that can be added as a spice to diabetic diet. I love the smell, flavor, color as well as the health benefits. Thanks for your feedback.

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      Foyjur Razzak 

      7 years ago from Dhaka

      Cinnamon brings out natural sweetness in particular foods without having the sugar that can raise blood sugar levels. Studies have revealed different results in relation to regardless of whether cinnamon decreases sugar levels regardless of whether it doesn't, but it's still a fantastic spice for your personal diabetic diet.

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      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Grassdiabetes, thanks for your feedback

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      grassdiabetes 

      7 years ago

      Thanks for the valuable tips. Also grass diabetes runs online genetic risk assessment scoring system that help people to provide report to calculate risk of diabetes that are developing in body.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Cathy for your feedback. I hope you receive the benefits of natural remedies for cure of diabetes.

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      Ms. Immortal 

      7 years ago from NJ

      Thanks, great advice very well done.

      voted up

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      Nithya Venkat 

      7 years ago from Dubai

      Great home remedies. Fenugreek and turmeric works magic. Low index glycemic foods are the best. Voted up, very useful. thanks for sharing.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      7 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Rajan Jolly. Home remedies are easy and better way to cure diabetes. thanks for voting up.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      8 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Excellent home remedies to cure diabetes Ruchi. These are readily available at home. Good hub.

      Voted up and useful.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Travelman. Appreciate your feedback. It is good to use food as medicine and heal your body naturally.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      I really need this advise because I had a slightly high sugar level, based from my recent medical exam. I still have to cure that problem.

      Thanks for your informative post.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Kelleyward for your feedback. Yes, turmeric has lot of benefits, try it out.

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      kelleyward 

      8 years ago

      I'm a type 1 diabetic and exercise works wonders for me. Turmeric is also good! I will try the other suggestions. Thanks!

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Hubertsvoice for your feedback. Yes, food can be used as a medicine to help blood sugar problems. We just need to be a bit disciplined.

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      Hubertsvoice 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for your article and the follow. I have used these foods and spices for a while and they help when I don't get stupid with the potatoes and sweets. Good advice

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks John0 for your feedback. Yes, good nutrition can help to bring your blood sugar to normal levels.

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      John R Wilsdon 

      8 years ago from Superior, Arizona

      Nice article for those wanting to help themselves when it comes to nutrition and particular characteristics of food. I too am interested in these subjects. Thanks!

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks Sankari for your feedback. Yes, natural food is a better cure than artificial medicine.

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      sankari.nayagam 

      8 years ago

      Very useful tips! as you said always there are many natural medicines like veggies which help to reduce our disease. Do keep writing such tips.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Hi travel_man, thanks for your feedback. Such feedbacks encourage me to write more.

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      Ireno Alcala 

      8 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Great tips. When I turned 40 this year, I really felt that there's a change happening inside my body.

      In order to combat it, I am now doing regular exercises and watching the food I eat.

      Thanks for sharing those information.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Hi Billrr, thanks for your feedback. I am glad that this article is helping people to know more about health and nutrition.

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      Bill Russo 

      8 years ago from Cape Cod

      Great point. I recently was shocked to find that although my cholesterol levels are fine, my triglycerides are up so even though I exercise regularly, I am having to make modifications to my diet in line with your recommendations. Keep up the good work.

    • Ruchi Urvashi profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruchi Urvashi 

      8 years ago from Singapore

      Thanks a lot for your feedback. Yes,you are right, the weight problem is a major concern today. This weight problem occurs due to hunger pangs which come from eating food high in Glycemic Index. By eating fenugreek seeds and bitter gourd, it helps to control your sugar levels and hence, your hunger pangs. When the hunger pangs are not there, we tend to choose healthy foods which leads to loss of weight.

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      Bill Russo 

      8 years ago from Cape Cod

      Your seeds and bitter fruit may well work and I hope they do: but the sad truth is that many people develop this illness because of weight problems. Often if they start eating more sensibly and begin a good program of walking a few miles a day, they will not only lose the diabetes but also the high blood pressure, the sleepless nights and tendency to get colds and flu.

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