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What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are NOT normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose(sugar) for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ near the stomach, produces a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into our body cells. When you have diabetes, your body either does not make enough insulin or can not use its own insulin as it should. This problem causes glucose to build up in your blood.

 

A) Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus:

This type is formally called insulin dependent diabetes or juvenile diabetes. This type results when the pancreas lose its ability to produce insulin. It can appear at any age. Type 1 diabetes can not be prevented and there is no practical way to predict who will get it. Treatment for Type 1 diabetes is a life long commitment of taking insulin, eating healthy food, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight and monitoring blood glucose.

 

B) Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus:

This type is formally called non-insulin dependent diabetes or adult onset diabetes. Here the body is not producing enough insulin to meet the body’s need or the body is unable to respond to insulin. This type is commonly seen among adults, especially after the age of 45.
Like type 1 diabetes, type 2 also involves lifelong management covering medication, diet, exercise and monitoring blood glucose levels.

 

C) Gestational Diabetes:

This condition commonly develops in pregnancy, where the blood glucose level is elevated and other diabetic symptoms appear in pregnant women who were previously not diagnosed with diabetes. Usually gestational diabetes goes away after  the baby’s birth and blood glucose levels return to normal, however there are cases where the mother is at significant risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

 

D) Child Diabetes:

Children of all ages can have diabetes. Symptoms and treatments are detailed below. Yoga meditations are recommended only after 4 years of age.

 

The main cause of diabetes is insufficient production of insulin by pancreas. The blood starts retaining excessive sugar. When the kidneys find high level of sugar in the blood they start to get rid of it through urine. The point at which the kidneys allow sugar to mix with the urine, is called renal threshold. In the process of getting rid of the excess sugar, the kidneys also get rid of too much water in which it is dissolved. This explains more urine and is called pleurae. The higher the blood sugar level, the more often the child urinates, causing dehydration and excessive thirst, which is called polydipsia.
The body needs energy to survive. When insulin production is reduced the cells don’t get enough energy, the body starts to breakdown. There is weight loss and in this process the body starts to produce a potentially poisonous bi-products called Ketones. This ends in a serious condition and unless promptly and properly treated it could even be fatal.

 

Early symptoms Child Diabetes Type 1:
1. Frequent urination in large amount.
2. Excessive thirst.
3. Dry feeling in mouth and throat.
4. Weight loss.
5. Too much hunger.
6. Tiredness and exhaustion.
7. Persistent nappy rash in babies.
8. Breathlessness and drowsiness.

 

Child Diabetes Type 2:

Type 2 diabetes is usually family disease, some member of the family may already have diabetes or is in risk of developing it. Thus it is advisable for all members of the family, child and adult to develop a healthy lifestyle.

 

 Benefits of Yoga:

A remarkable proven method of managing and in many cases, completely curing diabetes, is regular practice of yoga meditation and breathing control. Yoga postures provide exercise adaptable for varied age groups and of varied physical strength and stamina. The gentle exercise of yoga postures, together with deep breathing, concentrated meditation and visualization, creates the ground for gradual uplifting of health and all round well being.

 

Yoga therapy for diabetes is a way to treat the condition naturally. The yoga program for diabetes should be followed in conjunction with the regular medical treatment. The diabetics who are new to yoga are advised to work the simpler poses first before trying the advanced ones. Diabetes is a disease related to impaired glucose tolerance of the body. Insulin functioning is affected. The symptoms are excessive thirst and hunger, frequent urination. Type I, where there is scarcity in production of insulin, is difficult to treat with yoga. Type II can be effectively treated with yoga.

The postures included in this package create pressure at the pancreas which helps to keep the sugar level at normal range. And also stimulates the islets of Langerhans region of pancreas which controls blood sugar level through the production of insulin as required by the body.The postures also enhance oxygen supply to the pancreas which keeps the organ healthy. Some yoga postures improve the function of thyroid, adrenal and pancreatic glands thus helping to keep the sugar level in normal range. To get the maximum benefit out of yoga practices….

 

• Follow a healthy meal plan.
• Eat well balanced food to keep blood glucose content, within normal level.
• Eat at regular intervals – main meals twice, substantial break first, light snacks twice.
• Include a variety of foods such as fresh vegetables(raw, if palatable) and fruits.
• Reduce intake of sugar and sugary recipes.
• Do not consume precooked meals and fatty foods.
• Eat food high in fiber, low in salt .
• Drink plenty of water.
• Do not smoke or drink excessively.

  Chief benefits are…

 

1. The exercises or asana will help to relax and rejuvenate a different part of your body.
2. The breathing exercises and mindful concentration draw in oxygen and rid the body of toxins.
3. You will be enlightened and will live as your true self.
4. Awakening of the Heart plexus or chakra will enable you to discover love with least effort and you will radiate a pleasantly loving aura.
5. You will feel a new zest for life and will undoubtedly live much longer than you would otherwise.
Your stress will melt away, you will lose weight naturally, and it will be easy to quit smoking, drinking and other destructive habits.
6. You will improve your lung function and blood flow.
7. You will strengthen immunity in your body and so the cause of all diseases will vanish.
8. Your energy or vibration frequency could be the one thing holding you back from abundance, happiness and success. A well balanced yoga-meditation routine will facilitate the level of beneficial energy. Fear, anger and shame vibrate at low frequency; love, joy and peace vibrate at high frequency. Performance of chakra yoga and meditation is reputed to clear energy blockages and accelerate the vibration frequency.
9. Anindya Yoga-Meditation Program will lay down the path to purposeful life, conducive environment and an all-round spiritual uplifting. Purposeful meditation will put an end to destructive habits like blame, judgmental arguments and baseless criticism and improve communication skill.

Ardha kurmasana (Pseudo Tortoise) Deep Breathing

Practice Procedure: Sit in a kneeling posture with your toes flat on the ground and your hips resting in between the space created by the heels. The knees should remain together as in the bajrasana or the thunder pose. Now stretch your hands upwards in the posture of wishing someone by joining both your palms together. Both the arms should remain in close contact with both the ears. Now bend forward and touch your forehead on the ground with the arms stretched forward and the abdomen and chest in close contact with the thigh. The hips should remain in close touch with the heels and should not be raised from the contact of the heels.

2 sets (10 cycles in each set). Where 4 secs breathe-in with backward movement by raising the upper body, 1 secs pause after raising the body, 8 secs breathe-out with ‘ha’ sound by coming forward until touching the ground and 1 secs pause at the time of touching the ground . So for one cycle, we have to spent[4+1+8+1] 14 secs. In this way we have to do 10 cycles for 1 set. After each set, 30 secs rest at Bajrasana with closed eyes. (340 secs)

Utthita Padasan by stages

Practice Procedure: Lie flat on the ground with arms placed on either side of the body, legs fully straightened close to each other raised from the waist upward to 90 degree from the ground.

The first stage will be the down trend. In down trend – you have to stay your both legs – 15 secs at 90 degree, then 30 secs at 60 degree , then 30 secs at 45 degree and then 15 secs at 30 degree. And the total procedures will be done by normal breathing. So, we have to spend 90 secs for down trend. After down trend – 90 [15+30+30+15] secs, rest at lying on your back. Again you will do up trend. In up trend you have to stay your both legs – 15 secs at 30 degree, then 30 secs at 45 degree , then 30 secs at 60 degree and then 15 secs at 90 degree. After up trend – 90 [15+30+30+15] secs, rest at lying on your back.

Contra-indication: One should not practice this asana if suffering from rheumatic heart disease, ventricular tachycardia, hypertension, myocardial infraction and ischaemic heart disease.

Awareness: On the stretch in the legs, the muscular effort in the back and abdomen and synchronizing the movement with the breath.

Benefits: This asana strengthens the abdominal muscles and massages the organs. It strengthens the digestive system, lower back, pelvic and perineal muscles and helps correct prolapse.

Sahaj-Pranayama-No-1

Practice Procedure: 2 sets (5 times each set). In each set – at first 4 secs breathe-in by raising both hands, 1 secs pause by touching the ground behind head, then 8 secs breathe-out with putting the hands down and 1 secs pause by touching the ground with both hands then 4 secs breathe-in by raising one leg, 1 sec breathe hold at raised leg position and 8 secs breathe-out with putting the leg down and 1 sec pause before starting another leg. In this way – repeat the procedure with the other leg. So by 1 set we have to spent [4+1+8+1*3] 42 secs. In this way we have to do the total procedure at a stretch 5 times In this way another leg has to be performed. After each set, 1 min rest at lying on your back.(540 secs)

Upabistha Pabanmuktasan (Open Wind relieving pose)

Practice Procedure: Sit in the squatting position with the buttocks just above the floor. Hold elbow of opposite hands and place your chin on the join of the both knees.

2 sets (30 secs per set). One should practice 30 secs with normal breathing at this position as described in the video. After 30 secs by doing this posture(asan), 30 secs rest at back on lying position. In this way another set have to do.(120 secs).

 
Sarbangasan (Shoulder Stand Posture)

Practice Procedure: Lie flat on the back on the ground. Now raise the straightened legs upward with levering action by both palms holding from either side of the body. Use this levering action of the arms from both sides so as to make the body from shoulder up to toes propped-up vertically in one straight line with the bent head rested on the ground while the chin should be touching the chest and eyes will keep gazing upward to the pointed toes.

2 sets(60 secs per set). At sarbangasana with full stretched body as depicted in the video, have to stay 60 secs with normal breathing. This is one set. After each set 1 min rest at lying on your back. (240 secs)

Sahaj Gokhilasana

Practice Procedure: 2 sets(30 secs per set). At the time of sahaj gokhilasana, 30 secs will be spent with normal breathing. After each set, 30 secs rest at lying on your back. (120 secs)

Janusirasana (Head to Knee Pose)

Practice Procedure: Sit with your legs outstretched. Now fold your left leg from the knee and touch the groins of the right leg in such a way that the soles of the left feet remains touching the side of the right thigh. Now catch the thumb of the outstretched right leg and lower your head in such a way that the forehead touches the knee of the outstretched leg. Repeat the same posture with the left leg outstretched. The respiration will remain normal.

2 sets (60 secs each set i.e. Alternately do this posture (asana) by bending each leg up to 30 secs with normal breathing). After each set, 1 min rest at lying on your back with closed eyes.(240 secs).

Yoga mudra with breathout

Practice Procedure: The yoga mudra should begin by sitting in padmasana. Take hold of one wrist behind the back. Close the eyes and relax the whole body. Inhale slowly and then exhale slowly while bending forward from the hips. Synchronize the movement with the breath, so that the forehead just touches the floor as the air is fully expelled from the lungs.

2 sets (10 cycles per set). After breathe-in at sitting sukhasana with holding both hands behind the waist as shown in the video: continuous 6 secs breathe-out with forward bending, 6 secs breath hold by touching the ground with forehead, continuous 6 secs breathe-in when raising the upper body upto sitting sukhasana. 2 secs hold before breathe-out. Thus 1 cycle completed by 20 secs. After 10 cycle i.e. one set, 1 min rest at sitting sukhasana with closed eyes.(520 secs)

Benefits: The practice massages the abdominal organs and stretches the back, contributing to good general health. It is an excellent preparatory practice for meditation, engendering a sense of relaxation. It relives anger and tension, inducing tranquility.

Contra-indication: People suffering from sciatica, high blood pressure, pelvic inflammatory disease or any other serious abdominal ailment should avoid this practice.

Kapalbhati by Mouth

Practice Procedure: Sit in the bajrasana posture. Those who are unable to sit in this posture may use a chair. Blow the air out of your lungs through the mouth with force and as you blow the air out, the stomach along with the lungs must be emptied of air. As you had exhaled orally now inhale through your mouth and fill your lungs and stomach with air.

2 sets (50 times at a stretch per set as described in our video). After each set 30 secs rest at bajrasana with closed eyes.(160 secs).

Contra-indication: Acute emphysema, tachycardia, uncontrolled hypertension, heart palpitation, anginal discomfort, chest pain, pericarditis or coronary diseases, migraine headache due to physical strain.

Makarasana

Practice Procedure: Lie flat on the stomach. Stretch your hands and legs. Fold your hands as in the video. Your forehead should touch the folded hand.And slowly raise your legs as much as possible.

2 sets(30 secs per set). At the time of makarasana, 30 secs will be spent by holding both elbow each other where forehead will touch the crossing of both hands with raising both legs at 30 degree to 45 degree with normal breathing. This is one set. After each set, 30 secs rest at lying on your chest.(120 secs)

Suryaveda Pranayama(Vitality Stimulating Breath)

Practice Procedure: Assume a comfortable meditation posture. Place the hands on the knees. Close the eyes and relax the whole body. When the body is comfortable and still watch the breath until it spontaneously becomes slow and deep. Close the left nostril with the ring finger and inhale slowly and deeply through the right nostril, then close both nostrils holding breath for 6 secs. Exhale gently for 8 secs through left nostril closing the right nostril.

2 sets(8 cycles per set). Assuming- 6 secs breathe-in by right nostril, 6 secs pause by holding both nostrils and 8 secs breathe-out by left nostril. Thus one cycle completed. In this way, you have to do 10 cycles in one set. After each set, 30 secs rest at sitting position by crossed legs(i.e. Sitting sukhasana) with closed eyes. (380 secs)

Contra-indications: People suffering from heart disease, hyper tension, epilepsy, peptic ulcer should not practice this pranayama. Never practice suryaveda pranayama after eating a full meal, as it will interfere with the natural flow of energy association with digestion.

Note: The sanskrit word surya means Sun which refers to pingola nadi while Veda means to pierce or awaken. Thus suryaveda means to pierces or purify pingola nadi.

Meditation at Manipura Chakra

Let us begin with a short introduction to meditation. Meditation is both physical and mental exercise. To meditate one has to first learn to sit quietly and comfortably and then turn his attention towards steadying and calming the mind activities. Meditation calms the mind and reduces stress. Scientific research has confirmed that proper meditation done regularly makes people happier more productive at work, healthier and helps to get along better with others. The silence and stillness experienced in meditative state awakens a state of wisdom and enlightenment. As the mind plays a vital role in maintaining healthy body, meditation should be an important part of a diabetic’s daily routine.It is believed that there are seven chakras or energy centers in our body. Of these, Manipura chakra, located slightly above the naval area, at the solar plexus, is associated with the seat of fire within the body. This chakra is the center of transformation and vitality. It controls our energy balance to strengthen our health. Imbalance in this energy center are associated with eating disorder, ulcer, diabetes and issues with pancreas, liver and colon.

Practice Procedure: Sit in sukahsana. Do positive thinking. Slowly raise your concentration level, full concentration at naval region i.e. full concentration at manipura chakra. Place your both hands in the region of upper waist to do diaphragmatic breathing. Breathe-in deeply by both nostrils and breath-out by mouth in five segments. Repeat this procedure for seven times. Then get relaxed. Bring back concentration at naval region. Take deep breath through the both nostrils then hold breath, then breathe-out the entire air through your mouth at a time. Then hold breath and again take deep breath through the both nostrils. Repeat this procedure for four times. Then relax.

Follow the meditation procedure as per the direction in the video at the same time and for single time only.

Sabasana

Practice Procedure: Lie down on your back and close your eyes. Relax your whole body and mind like a dead body.

 Follow the procedure as per the direction in the video.

N.B.
1. Continue this course once a day, 5 days a week and up to 6 months. After 6 months,  this course should be changed for advanced course for getting better result.

2.  Ii is advised to practice on a reasonably empty stomach or at least 2-3 hours after your meal.

3.  Positive thinking – to get the best result at shortest time, at every rest period do positive thinking such as –

  • I will get relief from all my diseases.
  • I will get relief from all my discomfort.
  • My body and mind will be in prime state.
  • I will feel mental and physical satisfaction without any expectation.
  • I will finish the task i begin , with full determination.
  • I will surely digest the food i will eat.
  • I will remember the lessons i learn and i will have full confidence in doing so.
  • I will build my future on the right path and will not deviate.
  • The organs of my body will work according to my command and i will have full control over them.
  • I will be brave to get rid off shame, hatred and fear and will go forward with courage.

Positive thinking is capable of stimulating various glands throughout our body, such as hypothalamus, pituitary, thyroid and adrenal glands. These glands secrete beneficial hormones which keep the body immune from diseases. Further, through positive thinking the autonomous nervous system can be regulated.

4.  If you feel a particular asana or breathing procedure or movement or meditation procedure is difficult for you or is hurting you – just skip that and move onto the next one. This way you can minimize the chance of getting hurt and maximize the opportunity to learn.

DIET GUIDELINES

To get full benefit from yoga meditation, you have to maintain your health in an optimum state. For this purpose eating the right food, particularly if you have a health condition then avoiding certain food that are detrimental and would cause aggravation.
A healthy diet is essential for long life and the avoidance of many life threatening health conditions and diseases. When you eat healthy food you feel energized . This energy extends to the old age, keeping you vibrant and healthy even as you age.
A healthy diet plan is also essential to keep fit. A good balance between exercise and food intake is important, as this helps to maintain muscle strength and a healthy body weight. A balanced diet can help you maintain your proper body weight and decrease your risk of many diet-related chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. A wide variety of foods is important for good health. Different minerals are important nutrients in our diets.

Foods you can eat:

Grains : Whole grains are healthier. So brown rice, whole wheat toast, oats or walnut-flax seed oatmeal etc can be consumed.

Fruits: Fruits are rich in fiber and vitamins and free of fats and cholesterol. Eat varieties of fruits such as apple, banana, strawberries, lemons, papaya, Dates, Ripened mango, Pears, Cucumber,cantaloupe, oranges, grapefruit, watermelon, chard, collard greens, raspberries, peppermint leaves, asparagus, funnel bulb, pineapple etc.

Vegetables: Contain fiber and many nutrients . As vegetables are very low in calorie, can be eaten in large amount . Varieties of vegetables should be eaten such as- Broccoli, Artichoke, Baby corn, Beans (green, wax, Italian), Cabbage (green, bokchoy, Chinese), Cauliflower , Mushroom, tomato, bell peppers, lady’s finger, bottle gourd etc.

Leaves: Leaves are source of minerals and dietary fiber. Leaves are very low in calorie. Spinach, celery leaves, curry leaves, lettuce etc can be eaten in large amount.

Meat: Meat is one of the main source of animal protein which contains essential amino acids (not easily available in non animal protein). Some meat contain higher amounts of fat, saturated fat and some cholesterol. So to avoid these fats eat skinless chicken or turkey, Cornish hen, special cuts of beef or pork which contains fat in lesser amount.

Fish: Fish is another source of animal protein. Cold water fishes are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients. You should eat fish preferably fatty fish like salmon, halibut and cod etc.

Egg: Eggs are one of the most nutritious food . The yolk is the most nutritious and healthiest part but it contains cholesterol also. If you want to avoid it then you can eat egg white.

For Vegetarians: Soybeans, Tofu, Pinto beans, Red/White beans, Navy beans, Lima beans etc are source of protein.

Dairy: Skim milk, Cream Cheese, Sour Cream, Soy cheese.

Nuts: Almonds, Brazil nuts, chestnuts, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds etc.

Spices: Turmeric, coriander, cumin seeds and cardamom etc.

Oils: Oils rich in omega 3 are good for health like canola oil, grape seed oil, virgin coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, sunflower oil, walnut/peanut oil, vegetable oil etc.

Water: Always keep in mind, your body needs plenty of fresh water to prevent dehydration. So, drink purified water at least an interval of 1 hour throughout the day.

Alternative remedies: 
 

HERBAL REMEDIES AND MEDICINAL HERBS

 1. Cinnamon 
cinnamon

Cinnamon and diabetes is becoming a popular expression when looking for alternative remedies for diabetes. It basically lowers the serum glucose of our body which eventually helps us in controlling our triglyceride, cholesterol and even lowers our blood sugar by stimulating insulin activity. Half to one table spoon of cinnamon powder every day is sufficient.

2. Fenugreek:

fenugreek

It has amino acid called 4 – hydroxyisoleucine which reduces the sugar absorption during the process of digestion. It stimulates the cells in pancreas gland as a result of which production of insulin is increased. Fenugreek is effective in lowering fasting blood sugar or glycated hemoglobin (HBA1C) levels in diabetic patients.

3. Aloe Vera:

aloevera

Another plant which provides various help in our body. Few have it to grow hair and good skin, while some have it for general health benefits. The hypoglycemic activity of aloe vera has proved to be useful in both, insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and non-insulin dependent diabetes. It is helpful in lowering fasting blood sugar levels.  

4. Curry Leaves:

curry-leaves

A leaf which helps in reducing the death of pancreatic cells which are responsible for insulin production. It is rich in minerals, like iron, zinc and cooper which are responsible for the production of insulin hormone. Curry leaves are also helpful in restoring the liver and kidney enzymes responsible for breaking down carbohydrates back to their normal levels thus treating diabetes.

5. Mango Leaves:

mango-leaves
 

It is true that a mango fruit is not at all recommended for a diabetic patient, yet the leaves are highly beneficial. The aqueous extract of mango leaves have hypoglycemic activities which help in reducing the intestinal absorption of glucose. This helps in lowering the sugar levels in blood and also helps to improve the blood lipid profile. Only thing we should bear in mind, is that a mango leave need to be consumed atleast 60 min / 1 hour before having food to get it’s optimum results.

6. Neem Leave:

neem

A leave, also known as Margosa, is bitter in taste. This leave mainly enhances the insulin receptor sensitivity. It improves blood circulation by dilating the blood vessels, lowers the blood glucose levels and due to its anti-hyperglycemic activities, it slowly reduces the patient’s dependence on hypoglycemic drugs. A Neem leave is best known for its antibacterial and anti fungal effects.

7. Tulsi / Basil Leave:

tulsi

Many people call it Holy Basil because of its beneficial and healthy properties. It is antiasthemitic, antistress, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antitumor, gastric antiulcer, antioxidant, antimutagenic and immunostimulant apart from being anti-diabetic. It is reduces fasting blood glucose as it helps the beta cells of pancreas to function properly. Basil is composed of antioxidants and essential oils. A leave which basically enhances the secretion of insulin in a diabetic body.

REMEDIAL VEGETABLE FOR DIABETICS

The main reason why it is said to have a low carbohydrate food is good for a diabetic is because non-starchy or low-carbohydrate vegetables are full of minerals, fiber and vitamins as well as being low in calories. They are also said to fight against cancer also.

1. Lady’s Finger / Okra:

okra-copy

An excellent blood sugar stabilizer. Rich in Magnesium, soluble fiber, zinc, potassium and vitamins A, B6, C, K. The seeds even contain alpha-glucosidase  inhibitors that stop starches from converting into glucose. The fibers present in okra regulate the rate at which sugar is absorbed from one’s intestinal tract. Best results are obtained when each ladies finger is cut vertically and soaked in water over night. This water when drank every morning on empty stomach gives effective results. Boil, steam or lightly stir fry in olive oil.

2. Cabbage

cabbage

An antioxidant vegetable to one’s diet. Very rich source of fiber, manganese, vitamin B6, K and C too. A natural source of electrolytes and minerals like calcium, potassium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. It is advised that instead of taking a multi vitamin, one can add cabbage to his diet. Rich in riboflavin, pantothenic acid and thiamin. All these controls blood pressure. The iron helps in forming blood cells too. Boil, steam or lightly stir fry in olive oil.

3. Broccoli

broccoli

A cabbage family vegetable with high in fiber and vitamin A and C. It’s low in carbohydrate and a non starchy veggie. It is found in a study that sulforaphanes found in broccoli, activates the enzyme that limits the damage of the blood vessels due to high blood sugar. Boil, steam or lightly stir fry in olive oil.

4. Bitter Gourd:

bitter-gourd

A God made blood purifier vegetable. It has many beneficial compounds like alkaloids, phenolics, glycosides, saponins, polypeptides, sterols, 17-amino acids, p-insulin,  oils and free acids. Boil, steam or lightly stir fry in olive oil.

5. Kale:

kale

Kale is major source of dietary fiber. It is full of antioxidant. Kale contains vitamin B1, B2, B6, C, E, calcium, copper, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, manganese etc.

REMEDIAL FRUITS FOR DIABETICS

1. Amla (Gooseberry):

amla

One of the richest source of Vitamin C is Gooseberry. It makes the pancreas produce insulin to its optimum. This helps the blood glucose level remain balanced. It is said that when Gooseberries are taken orally it can reduce sugar level in just half an hour (however, when the seeds are taken in powder form it works similarly but slows the process down).

 2. Jamun / Black Plum:

jamun

Another fruit highly beneficial for us is Jamun; a rich source of Iron, Phosphorus and Vitamin C. Due to its alkaloids presence, its hypoglycemic effects increases. This helps to reduce upto 30% of blood sugar and glycouria or sugar in urine. Such a high valued fruit is this Black Plum that the seed and its leaves also help to reduce sugar levels in our blood stream.

Foods You should avoid:

Canned vegetables with lots of added sodium. Canned fruit with heavy sugar syrup. Fried meats, fish, tofu etc.
Avoid any food containing sugar like cookies, cakes, ice cream etc.
You should avoid alcohol, any type of hard and soft drinks containing sugar, soda, carbon dioxide.
Avoid fast food and processed beef and bacon etc.