Diabetes Treatment:Type 1 & 2
Diabetes Treatment - Type 1 & 2 have different requirements for treatment. Since Type 1 diabetics naturally produce little or no insulin, the first line of treatment is daily insulin through shots or an insulin pump. A healthy diet that spreads carbohydrate consumption throughout the day helps to keep insulin levels steady. Treatment for Type 2 diabetes often starts with lifestyle modification – namely diet and exercise, accompanied by oral medication if necessary.
Natural Diabetes Treatment: The most natural diabetes treatment is daily exercise and a healthy diet. Some people search for ‘natural’ supplements to fight diabetes. Certainly there is no harm in adding ground flaxseed to your diet to increase fiber and omega-3 fatty acids. By the same token, there is no harm in drinking green tea as long as you are aware of your caffeine consumption. But anything ‘natural’ you take in the form of a supplement really needs to be discussed with your health care practitioner. This includes vitamins and minerals as well as antioxidant supplements, or products marketed specifically for diabetes.
Diabetes 2 Treatment: Diabetes 2 Treatment will depend on the status of the disease when you are diagnosed. A change in lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise may delay the onset of the disease or prevent it all together. Sometimes medicine targeted at blood glucose levels is prescribed. Medicine to lower high blood pressure or lower cholesterol may also be part of a program to ease the affects of diabetes on your cardiovascular system. Aa small daily dose of aspirin may be recommended.
New Diabetes Treatment: New diabetes treatments are always being explored, and the fact that 350 million people worldwide are now affected by diabetes makes research and study all the more critical. While no miracle cure is on the horizon, further study of existing treatments is helping to refine existing medication choices for optimum advantage.
Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment: Diabetic Neuropathy Treatment aims to manage the pain caused by damaged nerve endings. Capsaicin cream or lidocaine patches on the skin of the feet may be soothing. A range of pain medication and some anti-depressants are effective in pain reduction. Evening primrose oil and alpha-lipoic acid are being studied as possible supplements to improve nerve health. Acupuncture, biofeedback and physical therapy works for some pain sufferers. Further study is required before it is known if electrical nerve stimulation, magnetic therapy, or laser or light therapy will be effective.