Diabetes, put simply, means you have too much glucose in your bloodstream. When it occurs from the body’s own immune system attacking the pancreas, which hinders or destroys its ability to produce the insulin that allows your body to absorb glucose from your blood, it is known as diabetes type I, diabetes mellitus, and/or juvenile diabetes. Without insulin, the body’s blood sugar levels rise but cannot be utilized (hyperglycemia), which can result in dehydration, tissue damage, nerve damage, and cardiovascular issues including stroke. Symptoms of diabetes are frequent urination, increased thirst, and weight loss and is fatal if not treated. Due to the damage done to the pancreas, diabetic treatment must be ongoing for the patient with a diabetic condition.
What is known about the cause of type 1 diabetes is that it is immunological in origin and polygenic; it is not a specific gene that causes it but rather gene combinations, and a child with a diabetic parent has a 10% risk of developing the disease. There are clinical cases where between two identical twins only one developed diabetes mellitus, suggesting that there are external factors such as environment and diet.1
We know that foods and supplements like apple cider vinegar, pectin, a proper diabetic diet, and lifestyle changes like increased exercise can moderate blood sugar levels; but we are looking to find more home and natural remedies for diabetes type I.
Whether they are success stories or the discovery of ongoing alternative treatments, we are interested in you sharing your experience.
Continue reading to learn which natural remedies and supplements Earth Clinic readers have used for Diabetes Type I.