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How do I control diabetes through natural measures?

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Once you have undergone varied tests and have developed an understanding about the type of Diabetes you may have; it is time for you to look for ways to control diabetes through natural measures. They can supplement your medication and general routine to help you gain control. Natural measures are slow in the beginning but make a positive impact in your diabetes management.

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It is always a good idea to continue exercising, being regular with your diet and medicines while using natural measures on the side.

Natural foods that help you control diabetes

Bitter Gourd

Bitter Melon/ Bitter Melon is recommended for controlling diabetes because it has an amazing blood sugar lowering effect. Regular consumption of Bitter Melon reduces the production of blood sugar in the body and helps people fight Diabetes.

Bitter Gourd not only decreases the production of blood sugar but also increases the resistance level of Insulin that counters the unwanted blood sugar. Bitter Melon works on the body metabolism and influences it to increase pancreatic secretion of insulin.

Bitter Gourd is surely an effective Diabetes treatment but it should never be used as a complete replacement for Insulin Treatment.

Here’s how to make the most out of Bitter Gourd:

  • Drinking Bitter Gourd juice early in the morning helps a person with diabetes. It is in the morning when it is easier to influence metabolism. Take two or three Bitter Melons, remove the seeds, extract their juice and drink them by mixing some water with them.
  • You can even prepare a dish with Bitter Gourd/ Bitter Melon.


It is one of the most prescribed natural supplements for controlling diabetes. Powdered Cinnamon is known to have exceptional insulin stimulating properties. Cinnamon can increase the power of insulin in the human body for curbing unwanted production of blood sugar.

Experiments and studies have proved that Cinnamon can effectively curb the production of blood sugar in Type 2-Diabetes cases. Cinnamon has grown quite popular in the recent past as a medical tool, but its extensive usage needs to be avoided.

Extensive and un-proportionate use of Cinnamon will lead to liver damage. Presence ofCoumarin, which is a toxic compound, damages the liver.

Here’s how to consume it:

  • Mix a tablespoon of cinnamon in a cup of warm water and drink it.
  • People can also boil 2-3 sticks of Cinnamon seed and drink it for high effectiveness. Continue with the drink on a daily basis. Stop only when you see impediments.
  • You can also acquire Cinnamon by mixing it in general drinks or dishes.


It is preferred because it stimulates the secretion of unwanted blood sugar. The Hypoglycemic activity improves glucose tolerance and reduces the presence of Diabetes. The presence of fiber in abundant amounts reduces the absorption of sugar and carbohydrates.

Fenugreek is an herb and it works gracefully on diseases like Diabetes. The herb is popular because of the exceptional glucose tolerance improving capability along with the potential of reducing blood sugar levels.

Here’s how to take it:

  • First soak two tablespoons of Fenugreek seeds in water a night before you plan to consume it. Next morning, consume the water along with the seeds. Make sure you are drinking the water on an empty stomach. You need to follow the paradigm for a few months in order to control the growing diabetes. Make it a habit, get regular with it and control diabetes like never before.
  • The other way of consumption is to convert the seed into powder and then eating it with a cup of milk in morning. Make it a part of your eating habit and follow it at least for 2-3 months.

Indian Gooseberry (Amla)

Indian Gooseberry or Amla is the most popular fruit in Indian households. The amazing curing properties along with the sumptuous presence of Vitamin C, makes it the most useful household item for improving health on a daily basis. Amla can improve the functionalities of the stomach, cure colds and also control diabetes.

Here’s how to take it:

  • Remove the seeds of 2-3 Amla and grind them into a mixer until they turn into fine paste. Now put the paste in thin clothes and squeeze all the juices. Mix 2-3 tablespoons of extracted juice in a cup of water and drink it in the morning. Make sure you consume it on an empty stomach.
  • One can also consume Amla by mixing 2-3 tablespoons with Bitter Melon juice. Together they are going to do wonders for your body and control diabetes side by side.

Black Plum

Presence of Ellagic acid, Hydrolysable Tannins and Anthocyanins affects the production of blood sugar and also impacts the resistance level of insulin.

Black Plum in India is commonly known as Jamun. It is highly effective on Type 2-Diabetes because of its constituent chemicals that controls the production of blood sugar in the human body. Presence of Glycoside Jamboline regulates the production of blood sugar and also impacts the efficiency of insulin for better.

Here’s how to take it:

  • Black Plum is a seasonal fruit hence diabetic patients cannot depend uponthis for controlling Diabetes to a greater extent.
  • One can consume the fruit directly after washing it properly.

Mango Leaves

Mango leaves can never control the production of blood sugar in the human body but they can regulate the production and efficiency of insulin in the human body. Mango Leaves also improve the blood lipid profiles by leaps and bounds, which is quite helpful in controlling diabetes.

Here’s how to use it:

  • It is important for the patient to dip mango leaves in water a night before consuming it. One can consume the water after filtering it for impurities and dirt.
  • One can always convert the leaves into powder by grinding them. Powdered mango leaves can be consumed directly with a glass of warm water.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera gel not only soothes the internal, and external burns but also regulates chemicals inside the body for better health. One can use Aloe Vera gel wisely for acquiring better immunity.

It lowers the production and fasting of blood sugar in the human body, which helps in controlling diabetes. The presence of Phytosterols increases the anti-hyperglycemic effect and impacts the treatment of Type 2-Diabetes.

Here’s how to consume it:

  • Prepare a paste of Aloe Vera gel, Turmeric powder and bay leaves and consume it on a regular basis. It not only stimulates the
  • It helps in the production of insulin and also controls the increasing level of blood sugar.

Curry Leaves

Only a handful of people know that Curry Leaves can have exceptional effect in the treatment of Type 2-Diabetes.The anti-diabetic properties of curry leaves are exceptional; they not only impact the increased level of blood sugar but also control them by increasing the resistance capability of insulin. Presence of immensely powerful ingredients that stop the breaking of starch also helps in controlling diabetes in the human body.

Here’s how to consume it:

  • The simplest way of acquiring a proper dose of Curry Leaves is to chew it. Yes! You can chew 15-20 Curry Leaves everyday in the morning.
  • One can also convert it into powder and consume it with a glass of warm water.
  • Curry Leaves can also be used for preparing soups that taste really good. Avoid the unwanted taste by mixing some salt and tasty ingredients.

We need to understand that the only way of controlling diabetes is to decrease the level of blood sugar in the body along with the increased production of insulin. One can also depend on food items that stimulate the power of insulin and increase its resisting capability.

The powerful leaves, seeds, and fruits listed here have helped millions of people from around the world. Regular use of these seeds and fruits will change the body and produce blood sugar and insulin.

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