Definition of Diabetes Type 1
Previously diabetes was referred to as either the young or the elderly diabetes. These days it is referred to as Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas cannot form insulin and the patient must inject insulin for the rest of their lives. This form of diabetes affects only 5% of all patients, usually adolescents.
Definition of Diabetes Type 2
95% of all diabetics suffer from type 2 diabetes, an acquired form which is usually due to the wrong nutrition.
Increase in Diabetes sufferers
The number of diabetics in Switzerland has doubled in the last 10 years from 250 000 to 500 000. In Germany, the figure is 8 million. A diabetics treatment costs the medical aid CHF 6000.00 per year, which means a total cost of CHF 3 billion per year!
Causes of diabetes
Nobody likes to point the finger of blame, but the fact of the matter is that diabetes is avoidable through healthy eating. Sadly, its easier to swallow a handful of pills than to change our unhealthy habits.
If you do suffer from diabetes, you will need nutritional advice, a strong will and determination. By losing 10kg alone, you could already massively reduce the blood glucose level. Losing weight is not that difficult and does not have to mean starvation with the correct advice and motivation. Diabetes is largely linked to being overweight, having high blood pressure and high cholestrol (metabolic syndrome), but with close consultation there is a great chance of being cured.
Treatment for diabetes with natural products
The best natural remedy to lower blood sugar is dried mulberry leaves (capsules available from my practise or tea from www.honlai.ch)