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Conventional and Holistic Cures for Diabetes


Conventional Treatment

Food and Nutrition

Vitamin Therapy


There are several types of diabetes. The first type is called Type I, or Childhood-onset diabetes, or insulin dependent diabetes (IDDM). This type of diabetes can appear at any age but usually first appears in childhood. It is due to a deficiency or failure of the pancreas to secrete insulin. Insulin is needed to burn glucose, which is necessary to the body cells for growth and energy.

The most common type of diabetes is called Type II,  or Adult-onset diabetes, or Non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM). This type of diabetes usually appears between the ages of 40 and 60 in persons who are overweight. (Recently it started getting more frequent in children too.) It can often be controlled by diet and exercise. People with Type II diabetes are at a higher risk of vision and kidney problems, heart disease and nerve damage.

Detecting Diabetes:

The symptoms of diabetes are loss of weight, excessive hunger and thirst, weakness, and frequent urination. All of these symptoms result from the deficiency of insulin, which leads to excess sugar in the blood and urine. Water moves out of the body cells to dilute the levels of sugar in the blood. Kidneys work hard to remove this excess sugar and water. This leads to extreme thirst and frequent urination. Non-insulin dependent diabetes is the most difficult to detect because there may be fewer symptoms. Diabetes may be detected by the presence of elevated glucose in the blood. Diabetes is a hereditary disease. If there are diabetics in your family, there is a greater risk of your having this disease.

See your medical doctor when:

bulletYou notice frequent urination
bulletYou have extreme hunger and/or thirst
bulletYou have unusual weight loss
bulletYou suffer from extreme fatigue
bulletYou have blurred vision
bulletYour cuts and bruises are slow to heal
bulletYou get irritated easily
bulletYou have recurring skin, gum or bladder infections
bulletYou have tingling or numbness in your hands or feet



Self injected insulin. Proper diet and weight control is also very important.

Non-insulin dependent diabetics need strict diet control. If this does not adequately regulate the blood glucose level, anti-diabetic drugs or insulin may be prescribed.


Food and Nutrition:

Beneficial Foods:

Onions, Garlic, Cinnamon, High Fiber Foods, Beans, Lentils, Fenugreek Seeds, Fish, Barley, High Chromium Foods (Broccoli)

Limit or eliminate meats, cheeses and other foods from animal sources which tend to be high in saturated fats.


Vitamin Therapy:

1000 milligrams of Vitamin C three times a day
400 IU of Vitamin E twice per day
200 micrograms of chromium twice per day
50 milligrams of Vitamin B6 twice a day
30 milligrams of Niacin three times per day
250 milligrams of Niacimide once per day.

Consult a physician before starting the treatment.

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