Scientist Unearth New Secret to Managing Diabetes
Alternative medicine received a boost with the recent findings of a research conducted to review the impact of ginger supplementation on blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetic patients.
Diabetes is slowly and gradually becoming a public health epidemic as evidenced by the rising prevalence of the condition over the years. As at 1980 the number of people living with diabetes were108 million today they are over half a billion individuals suffering from the condition.
Globally, diabetes is the leading cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attack, stroke and lower limb amputation .About 4 million people die each year as a result of diabetes or diabetes related complication. Unfortunately, the trend seem to be rising more rapidly in middle- and low-income countries.
Diabetes is characterized by frequent urination, extreme fatigue, blurry vision, excessive thirst, and slow healing of wounds. Several benchmarks are used to diagnose the condition and this include fasting blood sugar test, random blood sugar test and the HBA1c test.
Scientists at the University of Medical Sciences in Yazd, Iran evaluated the Effects of ginger (Zingiber officinale) on plasma glucose level, HbA1c and insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetic patients the results showed that
- Taking 1 gram of grounded ginger 3 times daily for 8 weeks will reduce your blood glucose level by 10.5%
- Taking 1 gram of grounded ginger 3 times daily for 8 weeks will reduce your HBA1c levels
- Measurements of insulin resistance and insulin sensitivity were significantly better among those taking 1 gram of grounded ginger 3 times daily.
This findings opens an important vista in the management of diabetes as it opens a significant window of hope to the millions that are suffering from the condition especially in low and middle income countries were access to anti-diabetic drugs is limited due financial constraints.