Allopathy should be the mainstay in treating diabetes. However, herbs, Homeopathy and Ayurveda do play the role of adjuncts.
Among herbs, allium sativum (garlic) is said to own antioxidant properties and micro-circulatory effects. It's good being an adjunctive therapy. It's believed to lessen blood glucose and slow degradation of insulin. However, further trials are needed.
Aloe Vera is used to take care of diabetes by lowering fasting blood glucose levels.
American Ginseng is believed to cause a limited decline in fasting blood glucose. Gymnema syfvestre (sirukurunchan in tamil), a plant growing in the tropical forests of south and central India, has been connected with significant hypoglycemic effect.
A tea made with kidney beans, white beans, navy beans, lima beans, and northern beans is said to eliminate toxins from the pancreas.
Homeopathy believes in using the constitutional remedy that suits the patient as a whole. Finding the right constitutional medicine may be the job of a homeopathic physician. However some homeopathic remedies stick out in the cure of diabetes.
Uranium Nitricum is useful once the patient has increased thirst, urination and dryness of the mouth. It lessens sugar and volume of the urine.
Phosphoric Acid is useful if diabetes is due to stress or nervous origin, such as for example grief and anxiety. This remedy is useful when there is loss in appetite, and sometimes unquenchable thirst. Phosphorus is useful in diabetes and pancreatic diseases.
Insulin is just a homeopathic remedy prepared by mixing pancreatic juice in a glycerin base and is administered to diabetic patients in a mother tincture form as 10 to 20 drops per day. This remedy is said to keep up blood sugar at normal levels.
Ayurvedic practitioners attack diabetes using a multi-pronged approach-diet modification, eliminating sugar and simple carbohydrates, and emphasizing on complex carbohydrates. Protein is restricted, since excessive intake may damage kidneys.