With the rapid rise of diabetic patients in the country, India has slowly become the ‘Diabetes Capital of the World’. A whopping 50.9 million people of India today suffer from Diabetes, a number which is believed to rise to 80 million by 2025 (as per Diabetes Foundation, India). Now, these estimations are based only on reported cases, there still might be many who may not be aware that they have diabetes and so the real figure might be higher than reported here.
Diabetes in very simple terms is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. When the blood sugar levels are higher than normal it can lead to serious health problems in the individual. There are two main types of Diabetes – Type 1 and Type 2.
Type 1 diabetes is very common during childhood and adolescence years but can affect people of any age. Similarly, Type – 2 diabetes too can develop at any age but is more common in people older than 40 years.
Early detection and on-time diagnosis can help contain the progress of diabetes into a potentially fatal disease. So, here’s listing some of the common symptoms of diabetes that you should know about;
If you suspect any of the above symptoms in you or your loved ones then immediately see a doctor. The earlier the diagnosis is made, the sooner the treatment can begin. A doctor might advise any of the following blood tests to diagnose diabetes, namely;
All these blood tests are pretty simple and while some require fasting, others can be undertaken at any time of the day. You can also get these blood tests done at the comfort of your home with the help of Portea’s quality at-home medical services.
The most common home remedy for diabetes believed through ages is to simply cut out sugar and sweets from your diet, while this is true to a certain extent; it is equally important to follow a healthy diabetes diet to not only maintain a normal blood sugar level but to also lead a healthy life.
Here are a few home remedies for diabetes that you can try beside following your medications to help control blood sugar levels naturally.
We hope these home remedies for diabetes would help you in controlling your blood sugar levels and let you have a better quality of life. A word of caution – do consult your doctor/dietician before making any dietary and lifestyle changes to prevent any undesirable situations.
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