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Diabetes Milletus Type 1

Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Autoimmune Disease

Type 1 diabetes

Type 1 Diabetes is classified as an autoimmune disease. The pancreas can't make insulin because the immune system attacks it and destroys the cells that produce insulin. From a naturopathic perspective the causes of autoimmune disease are modern living. Immunosuppressant drugs are often used to treat autoimmune disease but these can have harrowing long-term side effects. Rather than suppress the immune system naturopaths look to modulate immune response and decrease inflammation naturally. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle advice can help retrain your immune system so it learns not to overreact and attack itself. Please read also Naturopathic Alternatives to the Antidiabetic Drug Avandia. Please see also Carahealth Blood Sugar.

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Natural Alternatives to the Antidiabetic Drug Avandia

The world is currently in the grip of a diabetes epidemic due to spiralling obesity rates. But rather than encouraging people to exercise and eat well, the NHS have recently suggested increasing rates of gastric bypass surgery to save money, as the costs of treating diabetes with drugs reaches unsustainable levels. But in this current age of antibiotic resistance surgery has unnecessary risks. The NHS spent more than half a billion pounds on just one drug for diabetes alone called Avandia in 2009. With this medicines safety now in question, in the light of recent scientific evidence that it poses increased risk of heart attack, it seems that the medicine's regulator may be putting the interests of the drugs industry before patients. Besides moderate weight loss and regular exercise, are there also natural alternatives to help manage your diabetes? See also Carahealth Blood Sugar Support

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Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome & Heart Disease/Diabetes

insulin resistance

Insulin resistance (IR) is the condition in which normal amounts of insulin are inadequate to produce a normal insulin response from fat, muscle, and liver cells. Insulin resistance (IR) is a prominent pathophysiologic component in a myriad of metabolic disorders, including obesity, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes mellitus. People who develop type 2 diabetes have earlier stages of insulin resistance and prediabetes, although often undiagnosed. Insulin resistance is a syndrome (a set of signs and symptoms) resulting from reduced insulin activity; it is also part of a larger constellation of symptoms called the metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome includes at least three of the five following medical conditions: abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high serum triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. Herbal medicine, nutritional supplementation, dietary and lifestyle approaches can improve insulin sensitivity to treat insulin resistance without the use of pharmacological drugs.

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