Diabetes mellitus is a fairly common disease associated with insulin deficiency, which leads to an increase in blood sugar. In the treatment of diabetes, it is important to distinguish between its type (I or II) and the individual characteristics of the patient, since the use of the same medications and the same diet is impossible.
Treatment of type I diabetes (insulin-dependent) is carried out with the appointment of insulin, therefore, with such signs as strong thirst, frequent urination, itching, weight loss or weight gain, do not self-medicate, but seek medical help to establish the exact type of diabetes.
Combine conservative diabetes treatments with natural remedies that can stabilize the body, such as lowering glucose levels, protecting insulin, promoting insulin production, etc.
In the case of type II diabetes (insulin independent), diet is fundamental. But since it is necessary to take into account weight, the state of the cardiovascular system, metabolism and other individual characteristics, it is better to leave it to the doctor.
Without a doubt, you can exclude puff pastry buns and meat pies from the diet. Vegetables include fried or canned vegetables. From lactic acid products - cream, fat milk and cheeses, condensed milk. Protein foods include fish (cooked with animal fats), duck and goose meat. Other products include sausages, mayonnaise, fatty soups, jellies.
Limit your consumption of pasta, rice, low-fat cheeses and milk, beef, veal, liver, vegetable oils, nuts, pastries on unsaturated margarines.
Give preference to gray bread, oatmeal, buckwheat and pearl barley porridge. Eat plenty of fresh vegetables. The coarse fiber of complex carbohydrates interferes with their rapid absorption. Be sure to use watermelons, raspberries, red mountain ash, radishes, cranberries, viburnum, strawberries. They are rich in potassium and many vitamins. Take vitamins regularly, especially A, E, PP and group B. From fruits, limit melons, grapes, figs.
Avoid sweetening foods, or use natural plant-based sweeteners such as the honey herb stevia (stevioside stimulates insulin production). It has many beneficial properties. And despite its sweet taste, it is able to lower blood glucose levels. A safe dose of stevia is 0.5 g per kg of body weight daily.
Use insulin-containing plants as decoctions - elecampane, Jerusalem artichoke, dandelion, centaury, celery, as well as blackberries and raspberries.
Eat foods that promote the production of insulin - corn silk, birch and protect it from destruction - beans, roast, blueberries.
Promote the elimination of excess glucose from the body with the help of extracts of St. John's wort, knotweed, birch leaf. Make up 3-5 herbs, but do not use them for more than 1-2 months in a row.