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Diabetes (diabetes)

Diabetes mellitus

Diabetes mellitus (diabetes mellitus), diabetes, is a generic name for a group of chronic diseases whose common symptom is elevated blood glucose. There are two basic types: type I diabetes and diabetes II. Type I diabetes is autoimmune (cells of the pancreas producing hormone insulin are destroyed). Type II diabetes. Is caused by decreased tissue sensitivity to insulin.

Diabetology is the whole medical branch. Diabetes is related to virtually all physiological systems, fat metabolism, obesity , cardiovascular system , immunity ... It is therefore not possible to describe diabetes and its complications briefly. The goal of diabetes treatment is to maintain normal blood glucose levels and to treat causes (for example autoimmune).

Blood sugar regulation

Methods of treatment of elevated blood sugar

Depending on how they achieve blood sugar reduction , the drugs can be divided into several types ( Elabhar2014pdr ). In particular, these are the following mechanisms of action:

  • Increase in insulin level or efficiency
  • Reducing the absorption of sugar from the digestive system
  • Increased use of glucose in tissues (head in fat and muscle)
  • Reducing blood glucose levels by affecting the activity of the liver
  • Activation of nuclear PPAR receptors
  • Increasing the level or effectiveness of adiponectin
  • Other pathways (incretin, endogenous opioids)
  • Antioxidant effect

I consider the antidiabetic effects of herbs as a particularly interesting effect on PPAR receptors and other hormonal pathways (incretin, opioids). PPAR agonists are commonly prescribed for diabetes.

Pragmatically is the diabetes epidemic, with which the medicine of the 20th century has not been judged. There are currently approximately 150 million diabetics in the world, and in 2025 this number will double. It is also pragmatic that there are medicinal plants that have been found to be more or less clinically proven to be antidiabetic and that these doctors do not know much about these herbs. Diabetes can not be healed yet - when we get one diabetes, it just progresses. Medicinal herbs should, however, not be underestimated as a means of preventing, slowing down diabetes, and alleviating its symptoms and consequences.

Ginseng adjusts glucose and cholesterol levels

Ginseng right is one of the main antidiabetic herbs TČM ( Lim2009egv ). There are 300+ scientific publications on its effect on diabetes. It helps regulate blood glucose at multiple levels, acting on PPAR receptors ( Chung2001cbw , Yoon2003ppr ), which act on ginsenosides Rg 3 ( Hwang2009aeg ), Rh 1 ( Gu2013gra ) and Rb1 ( Chan2012gpa ). In addition to lowering blood sugar levels, ginseng also regulates cholesterol, whose increased levels of diabetes often accompany ( Ni2010sgp and others). Ginseng modifies diabetes by modifying gene expression ( Banz2007gmd ), has a hypoglycaemic effect ( Jeon2013aef ) and protects against diabetic atherosclerosis ( Zhang2006msc ). Ginsenoside Re increases tissue sensitivity to insulin ( Gao2013grr ). American ginseng and notoginseng ginseng are considered less encouraging, but anti-diabetes acts just like ginseng right.

A common complication of diabetes is ischemia of the limbs (eg leg ulcers). These ginseng heals both by improving blood circulation and by its healing effect ( Chen2008cpe ). Ginseng has a double, contradictory effect on capillary growth: ginsenosides Rg 1 and Rg 3 act activation ( Kwok2012sg2 ), Rb1 inhibitory ( Sengupta2004may ). Many other publications document the protective effect of ginseng against organ damage (brain, heart, liver, kidney, retina) due to diabetes and the protective and healing effect of heart and stroke . Otherwise, ginseng is harmless and safe .

Other antidiabetic adaptogens

Diabetes completely destroys health and offers many opportunities for adaptogens to exert their curative effects. Medicinal plants helping to prevent and treat diabetes are therefore large. Their effects are mutually complementary and intensified, so combinations of antidiabetic adaptogens usually result in better results. From literary sources ( Elabhar2014pdr and others), I offer a selection of antidiabetic adaptogens and medicinal herbs:

To assemble the right antidiabetic combination for a particular patient may not be easy, but from what do we have diabetologists and TCM practitioners ... Like the prevention of atherosclerosis , prevention and treatment of diabetes is a lifelong diet issue. You can recommend a varied menu where "varied" means that it will contain a number of different antidiabetic adaptogens, with emphasis on those that are easily available in our country - onion, garlic, oregano, rosemary, nettle, green tea, asparagus and common vegetables, Which I omitted from the enumeration of antidiabetic plants.

Glossy Glossy has extensive effects on diabetes

Triterpenoids of polysorbates release insulin and reduce glucose by treatment with tyrosine phosphatase 1B, aldose reductase, α-glucosidase and other enzymes. Lesklokorka is an exceptional immunomodulatory adaptogen and in this way treats diabetes ( Ma2015aeg ), which is closely related to disorders of the immune system.

Study on experimental diabetes induced by the artificial destruction of Langerhans islets: In mice ( Li2011aeg ), proteoglycans of G. lucidum already at a low dose (50 mg / kg), even more markedly at a high (150 mg / kg) normalized blood sugar level. The effect of glans was practically the same as positive control (glibenclamide). Interestingly, glycocortico proteoglycans also normalized lipid metabolism, from which the authors drew conclusions about the potential of glans for atherosclerosis. The same results were also found in other work in mice ( Wang2012enp ) and rats ( Zheng2012glp ). Experimentally, the positive effect was also found in complications of diabetes ( wound healing , mouse, Tie2012glp ). Regarding the mechanism of action, Teng2012 claims that glansin affects phosphorylation of the insulin receptor. The Fatmawati2011srg study further found that ganoderic acid C2 inhibits aldose reductase and thus protects against complications of diabetes. In addition, proteoglycans have a gloss effect to prevent inflammation of the pancreas leading to diabetes ( Li2016tkg ). These and other anti-diabetic effects of glossy bronchus summarize the Ma2015aeg review.

Other antidiabetic sponges

In addition to the non-specific therapeutic effects given by their ergosterol and β-glucan content, edible and adaptive fungi have specific anti-diabetic effects:

  • Chinese caterpillar is an immunomodulatory adaptogen. It protects pancreatic β-cells ( Liu2016hmc ) and belongs to potentially effective anti-diabetic fungi ( Paterson2008ctc ).
  • Antidiabetic effects of oyster mushroom documented 20+ experimental studies. According to the Jayasuriya2015hac clinical study, people with type 2 diabetes at a dose of only 50mg / kg reduced glucose and increased insulin levels. Similar results were seen in rats at doses of 250-1250 mg / kg ( Jayasuriya2012 ). In addition, the clover contains lovastatin blocking cholesterol synthesis.

Although mushrooms are less well researched, it is clear from the above that fungal nutrition should be an integral part of the diet of diabetics and people with a family history of diabetes .

Fruit nutrition of diabetics

Additionally, many types of fruit can be included in the antidiabetic adaptogens, mainly the so-called supercox. But beware of sugary garden fruits (apples, pears, plums, strawberries, etc.)! To treat diabetes, it is better suited to adaptogens from the ranks of small and wild fruits (so-called superovessel):

Common cabbage (Cornus mas L.)
Common cabbage ( Cornus mas L.)

For diabetics, consumption of wild fruit is a particularly cruel crop because fluctuating levels of glucose and insulin cause them a particularly agonizing hunger for sweetness. The wild supercoat is acidic and bitter because it contains especially many acidic vitamins, flavonoids and other miraculous substances, such as ursolic acid and corozol. I personally would be frustrated with the diabetes by combining blueberries, dandelions, arrows, medallions, and a varied selection of fruit from the miraculous family of aubergine. For interest only, "Indian ginseng" is a sweet-smelling vitamin , which I recommend to grow. Roots are routinely used, but its fruits are reminiscent of mochin and the bruising of diabetics - as well as the fruits of the mochin - are superbly suited.

Technique of diabetes management

For most diabetics, it is necessary to install a steel lock with a lock in the fridge at home. The door to the pantry room must be locked. No sugar, honey, bread, pastry or cereals, biscuits and sweets should be stored in the kitchen. Because of the wildly fluctuating level of insulin, which is also a hormone of hunger, the hypothalamus of diabetics lives in a state of chronic horror of death. As a result, most diabetics (many of whom were obese before the disease) have an unmet need to eat and have no ability to follow the prescribed diet. Keys from the fridge and pans and the preparation of food must be in the hands of a responsible commissioner, who also daily monitors the weight and blood pressure of his fetus. In addition to the knowledge of diabetic cooking, the prominent guardian must also have the sadistic talent to resist the excitement and the threats of a desperate diabetic who wants to jump between meals. For diabetics with hysterical inclinations, it is sometimes impossible for a family member to be a prominent guardian and must be an unrelated physician, nurse, or hired caretaker, before whom the diabetic is ashamed to shed their scenes. Diabetes should not have any "candy against hypoglycemia", it must be in the hands of the said guardian. To compensate for the worst hunger, a prominent guardian between meals can give the diabetic, for example, an emergency portion of sweet vegetables (carrot, tomato, pepper) combined with healthy fats (rapeseed oil, olive oil, soybean, sesame, lobster, butter, goose lard, Pastries, cereals (roasted corn, oatmeal ...) and dry fruits (sunflower, pumpkin seed, poppy, sesame, linden, peanuts, almonds, almonds, walnuts, pistachios, etc.) The oil is too saturated. In the event that a diabetic on a provisible guardian strikes with a gun in his hand, it can be stopped in the pocket of a soybean.

| 16.7.2010