Is it possible to combat the symptoms of diabetes and lower blood sugar? A resounding yes! To successfully manage diabetes Chinese herbs can keep blood glucose levels as close to the normal (non-diabetic) range as possible which can prevent the acute and chronic complications associated with the condition. Studies have proved that keeping blood sugar levels as close to normal reduces the risk of developing the major complications of diabetes, and we urge people with diabetes to control not only their blood glucose, but also their blood pressure and cholesterol. This comprehensive management of diabetes is crucial to helping prevent heart attack and stroke.
What exactly is Diabetes? There are two forms of diabetes: diabetes insipidus, which is caused by failure of the pituitary gland to secrete an antidiuretic hormone (ADH), and diabetes mellitus, a disorder in which the pancreas produces either insufficient amounts of insulin or none at all. In diabetes insipidus, the rarer form of this disease, the failure of the pituitary gland to produce ADH causes the sufferer to experience extreme thirst and pass enormous quantities of urine (ten to forty pints per day), creating a condition known as polyuria.
What are the common symptoms? Excessive urination and thirst are also symptoms of diabetes mellitus, but to a much lesser degree. Diabetes mellitus, which is the more common form of this disease results from insufficient insulin production, resulting in high blood-sugar levels, degeneration of small blood vessels, and problems with lipid (fat) metabolism. One of the major side effects of diabetes mellitus is poor circulation, especially in the lower extremities (legs and feet), which will cause uncomfortable cramping and sharp pain – a fairly common problem among diabetic patients.
What is the difference between type I and II? The two types of diabetes mellitus are type I (insulin dependent), the more severe form of this disease, and type II (non-insulin dependent) -- both cause high blood levels of glucose which can cause several problems, including frequent urination, excessive thirst, hunger, fatigue, weight loss, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain in the extremities, slow healing infections, blurry vision, and impotency. Sufferers of type I require regular injections of insulin, without which the sufferer eventually lapses into a coma and can die. In type II, insulin is produced by the body, but in insufficient quantities to meet the body’s needs. With type II, in most cases insulin-replacement injections are not required; the combination of dietary measures, weight control, and oral medication can keep the condition under control. The onset of type II diabetes is often associated with obesity, and diabetes tends to run in families.
What can Chinese medicine do for diabetics? With the use of traditional Chinese herbal formulas we are able to improve the health and functioning of the organs (Liver, Kidneys, Pancreas, etc.) that are responsible for insulin production, as well as improve circulation which will provide the patient relief from the discomfort of poor circulation, and end excessive urination and thirst. In time, these formulas will bring the body’s blood-sugar levels to optimal readings and in many cases end dependency on insulin injections.
Tell me about the treatment… Traditional Chinese medicine’s approach to treatment uses a combination of herbal formulas, we use a powerful blood enriching tonic formula Jade Spring Pills, to bring blood-sugar levels to normal levels and to improve the health and strength of the blood vessels and Liu Wei Di Huang to strengthen the Kidneys. This powerful combination will bring the disease under control and provide the user a great deal of relief.
When can you realistically expect relief? Ideally speaking, within a few days of beginning treatment we expect the combined use of the two formulas to address diabetes symptoms, enough so that you can begin switching over from Western medications to using just these two herbal products. Within three-four weeks of use, we anticipate you will be able to depend solely on these herbal products and will have noticed a major change in your symptoms. Although, the health benefits of using this treatment approach are well known among Chinese herbalists and doctors of traditional Chinese medicine, their fame arises out of their ability to invigorate the pancreas, strengthen the functioning of the kidneys, increase vital energy, and enable the user to live a longer healthier life. Perhaps, you owe it to yourself to try this treatment plan? If you’d like to know more about diabetes formulas please give us a call or send an email, we look forward to hearing from you. Note: Long-term even life-long use is required to effectively control this disease.