Herbs for Diabetes

by Laura

Recently, I completed my yearly physical exam. I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I was only 35 years old. I know that diabetes runs on my mother’s side in my family. However, I never expected to worry about it this soon. I really didn’t know anything about diabetes other than it runs in my family. That probably was my first mistake.

The last couple of years I have been involved in learning about herbs and how to incorporate them into my daily diet. My mission’s purpose was to start eating healthy. I wanted to eat a more natural diet. This is what led to my discovery of herbs. They are widely referred as “healing herbs” all over the Internet.

Over the last couple of years I tried some “healing herbs” for things like wrinkle prevention, dry skin, digestive issues and the like. But once I received my pre-diabetes diagnosis I started researching herbs to help my condition.

My doctor told me I needed to stop drinking sodas and start drinking more water. Also, losing some weight will also greatly help along with changing my diet to include more leafy greens and other raw and cooked fresh or frozen vegetable and no red meat. I already knew this but I wanted to do more.

The herbs I found most often and with explanations to their effectiveness and how they work are…
- Cinnamon
- Bitter Melon
- Gymnema Sylvestre
- Fenugreek
- Goldenseal
- Panax Ginsing
- Turmeric
I have not been prescribed any medications for my pre-diabetes. So, for me, using food to help with my condition as well as losing weight in preventing the condition from getting worse is something I can do. These herbs have powerful effects to help with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, but some of them are so strong they may interact with certain medications. I strongly suggest you do your own research to educate yourselves followed by talking with your doctor.

I challenge everyone to do some research and tell me what you find.

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