Diabetes is a metabolic disorder where the human body does not produce or properly uses insulin, a hormone that is required to convert sugar, starches, and other food into energy. Diabetes mellitus is characterized by constant high levels of blood glucose (sugar).
There are two types of diabetes, diabetes I known as Insulin dependent diabetes where insulin therapy is needed as the beta cells cant synthesis insulin. Diabetes II may refer to as Insulin non dependent diabetics as insulin is produced by the body but in lower amount or it becomes insensitive to act on glucose. It is possible for us to treat diabetes II through proper dieting, medication and regular exercise.
Most of the people suffering from diabetes were unaware of the disease, when they recognized the disorder it becomes more complicated. Untreated diabetes will lead to complications such as retinopathy, neuropathy, nephropathy, cardiovascular problems etc.
Moringa leaves and pods contain 90 + nutrients and 46 antioxidants. Moringa leaves have more antioxidants than the green leaves.
Researchers recently reported that vitamin D is essential for the pancreas to be able to secrete insulin properly. The studies have shown that individuals with the lowest vitamin D levels experienced the worst blood sugar-handling problems and had a greater risk of developing diabetes. Moringa as a rich source of ascorbic acid helps in insulin secretion. It is interesting to note that certain nutrients like vitamins B1, B2, B12, pantothenic acid, vitamin C, protein and potassium - along with small frequent meals containing some carbohydrate - can actually stimulate production of insulin within the body.
Vitamin A as an antioxidant helps convert beta-carotene efficiently, which reduces the risk of blindness in diabetics. Vitamin B 12 is effective in the treatment of diabetic neuropathy. High dose supplements of Vitamin C have been shown to prevent sorbitol accumulation and glycosylation of proteins, both of which are important factors in the development of diabetic complications such as cataracts. Studies have shown that a low vitamin E concentration was associated with a 3.9 times greater risk of developing diabetes. Vitamin E reduces oxidative stress, thus improving membrane physical characteristics and related activities in glucose transport. Magnesium helps in the metabolism of glycogen, Mg works closely with vitamin B 6 to help the metabolic process with in the cell. Moringa has all these nutrient and helps the diabetic patient to control their blood glucose level.
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