Diabetes is a condition marked by elevated blood glucose levels. It is currently one of the most common metabolic disorders…
Diabetes is a condition marked by elevated blood glucose levels. It is currently one of the most common metabolic disorders around the world. According to a new research, attempts to normalize blood pressure and cholesterol may have negative long-term effects on kidney health in adults with type 2 diabetes who are at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Previous studies have shown that type 2 diabetes can increase the risk of both cardiovascular disease and chronic renal disease. Therefore, it is particularly important to protect heart and kidney health in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Aggressive control of blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol can result in conflicting short-term effects on kidney health in these patients.
To determine the long-term kidney effects of these interventions, Amy K. Mottl, Timothy E. Craven and their colleagues examined information as they retrieved from more than 1
0,000 participants. The findings, found in the American Clinical Journal of Nephrology Society (CJASN),
The team found that intensive blood sugar control aimed at normal mean blood sugar (hemoglobin A1c target <6%) reduced the risk of macroalbuminuria (a high amount of protein excreted in the urine) over an average follow-up of 7.7 years, but had no effect on more significant kidney results such as serum creatinine doubling (a marker of impaired renal function) or the need for dialysis or transplantation.
Intensive control of blood pressure or use of fenofibrate to lower cholesterol increased the risk of doubling serum creatinine but did not increase the need for dialysis or transplantation.
Herbs and spices for diabetes
A diabetic patient needs to be extra careful about the diet. Sugary foods, aerated drinks and snacks with refined carbohydrates are known to increase blood sugar levels. To keep blood sugar levels stable, you need to include more foods that are high on fiber. There are many herbs and spices that can help to treat diabetes naturally too:
1. Fenugreek seeds: A study published in the International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, found that a daily dose of 10 grams of fenugreek seeds soaked in hot water can help control type 2 diabetes. Methi dana water has the ability to lower blood sugar in people with diabetes. It contains fiber and helps slow down the digestive process, further regulates the absorption of carbohydrates and sugar
2. Turmeric: According to a study published in the online journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2013, Curcumin, the active association found in turmeric, reduce the level of glucose in blood, as well as other diabetes related complications.
3. Cinnamon: According to NCBI, cinnamon insulin sensitivity increases immediately after consumption. Cinnamon also helps to lower the risk of other health conditions associated with diabetes such as blood pressure and obesity.
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