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The number of South African adults who have been diagnosed with diabetes has more than doubled since 2017 bringing the reported cases up to 4.5 million. This is the highest number on the African continent. Diabetes was also the sixth leading cause of death in South Africa in 2016

Types of diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the body cannot process blood glucose (blood sugar). This leads to a raised blood sugar level. Complications of diabetes include stroke and heart disease. There are different types of diabetes and managing it depends on which type is present. In type 1 diabetes, the body cannot produce insulin. In this condition, people are insulin dependent. They therefore take artificial insulin daily. In type 2 diabetes, the body still makes insulin, but the body cells do not respond to insulin effectively. Type 2 diabetes is the most common type and is strongly linked with obesity. Gestational diabetes occurs during pregnancy. However, it does not occur in all women. Gestational diabetes resolves after giving birth. In prediabetes, the blood sugar level is higher than normal but not so high as to be considered as diabetes.

Here are some of our best treatments for diabetes:

Reishi mushrooms are packed with various nutrients that contribute to their medicinal properties. They are particularly rich in compounds called Reishi polysaccharides and Ganoderma lucidum polysaccharides, which significantly support the immune system.

Moreover, Ganoderma lucidum contains an array of antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress in the body, a condition linked to chronic illnesses like diabetes. It’s also known for its potential to promote the activity of white blood cells, further boosting the immune system.

Reishi mushroom appears to be a potent natural supplement that could play a role in managing blood glucose levels. This potential role has garnered attention in recent years due to the global rise in diabetes cases and the ongoing search for effective, holistic interventions to regulate blood sugar.

Moringa Leaf Powder Capsules are an easy, convenient way to introduce moringa into your diet. Moringa can be used to boost metabolism, as an anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, used to lower blood sugar levels and as a source of natural energy.

Moringa leaves contain isothiocyanates which protects naturally against diabetes. Isothiocyanates may also reduce insulin resistance in type 2 diabetes. The high amount of antioxidants present in moringa may reduce inflammation, which is very common in diabetics. Inflammation in diabetics can contribute to diabetic complications such as a stroke. It is advisable that you take moringa leaf powder or leaf powder capsules that contains a wide variety of anti-oxidants, including isothiocyanates. Moringa leaves also contain chlorogenic acid, which regulates blood sugar. The antioxidants in moringa leaf also protect against damage to the pancreas. It is also recommended that you take the moringa seed capsules. The seeds regulate blood sugar levels and have potent anti-inflammatory/antioxidant properties.

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and in diabetes, arterial inflammation is common. CBD can protect against inflammation in diabetes. CBD may also act as an antioxidant and protect the pancreas from oxidative stress (damage by free radicals). In type 1 diabetes, the pancreatic cells that produce insulin are damaged by the immune system. Therefore, CBD may assist to preserve the pancreatic tissues and restore normal tissue function. It is advisable to take the CBD full spectrum oil capsules as this may assist with diabetic treatment due to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Start with a low dose first to determine how your body responds and whether that dose is effective. The CBD tea can also be taken daily to supplement the CBD oil capsules, and is an excellent way to start your day. The CBD topical salve can also be applied to wounds associated with diabetes (e.g. diabetic foot ulcer), as they also have anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.

If you’d like to make the change from conventional medication over to a more natural non-toxic more organic option, we advise you book a consultation with our in-store Homeopaths.

Our consultations are comprehensive, our Drs go through your previous medical history as well as current conditions and illnesses and any contraindications that may being caused.

Book your consult today, you can also have it done remotely/telephonically or via a Zoom or Teams call for a more direct approach.

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