Natural Remedies For Diabetes During Pregnancy
Diabetes during pregnancy can be of 2 types, pre-existing diabetes and gestational diabetes - a type of transient impaired glucose intolerance caused due to increased hormone changes during pregnancy. Diabetes during pregnancy affects more than 4% of pregnant women in 2nd and 3rd trimester, leading to severe birth defects, infantile hypoglycemia, and future risk of developing type2 diabetes in women. It also results in overweight babies that may pose problems during delivery. There is acute lowering of blood pressure in babies that could lead to preterm delivery. Given to so many health hazards for both mother and baby, it is best to bring diabetes under control especially during pregnancy. Medications will do more harm than good; therefore, the best alternative is to take natural route. We have put apart some of the recommended natural remedies for diabetes…
4 Ways to Cure Diabetes Naturally
Natural cures help in complementing the conventional diabetes drugs and also have no side effects. They lower the blood sugar level in blood and help in transferring glucose to cells from bloodstream.
Cinnamon helps in metabolizing sugar and aid in proper utilization of glucose by cells and tissues. It enhances the ability of insulin to breakdown glucose, thereby helping to control blood sugar levels. Cinnamon contains anti-oxidant glutathione and flavonoids, which helps in making fat cells highly responsive to insulin (a hormone that regulates sugar metabolism and controls blood sugar level). One eighth of teaspoon of cinnamon powder triples the insulin efficiency.
Anti-diabetic and lipid breakdown properties of ginger make it an invaluable herb to quell diabetes during pregnancy. The gingerol content in it helps in proper utilization of sugar from blood and helps in controlled transfer of glucose to the developing fetus, so that fetus does not become overweight. It is also known to increase the level of glutathione (an enzyme used to increase insulin efficiency).
3. Indian Gooseberry:
Indian gooseberry has chromium content that is a good anti-diabetic property. It stimulates the isolated group of cells to produce more insulin and make fat cells more sensitive to absorption of insulin for breakdown of glucose. Thus it helps in reducing blood sugar level. It should be taken with bitter gourd on an empty stomach for best results.
4. Flax-seeds Oil:
It is high in omega-3-fatty acids, which is naturally an anti-diabetic in nature. It has high fiber content that helps in bringing down sugar level in blood to normal without much effort. It lessens the severity of diabetes by stabilizing the blood sugar level.
We hope the above mentioned natural remedies for diabetes will prove to be highly beneficial for you and ensure a healthy pregnancy throughout.
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