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Diabetes Mellitus Type 1

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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Naturopathic Causes and Treatment of Autoimmune Disease

Diabetes Type 1 is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases arise from an overactive immune response of the body against substances and tissues normally present in the body. Autoimmune diseases result from the failure of an organism to recognise its own constituent parts as self, which allows an immune response against its own cells and tissues. The immune system mistakes some part of the body as a pathogen and attacks it. In other words, the body actually attacks its own cells. The treatment of autoimmune diseases is typically with immunosuppressants, most often steroids however these have harrowing log-term side-effects. From a naturopathic perspective the causes of the rise in autoimmune disease is modern living and the immune system can be retrained so as to learn not to attack itself.

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