What is type 2 diabetes?
According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 21 million people in the United States have diabetes, about 90 to 95% have type 2 diabetes. Sugar, as glucose is the main source of fuel for the body’s cells. The hormone insulin allows blood glucose to enter cells. In type 2 diabetes, either the body does not produce enough insulin or the cells are resistant to the effects of insulin.
As a result, glucose accumulates in the blood instead entering the cells, causing energy to be denied. If high levels of glucose in the blood persist, can damage the eyes, heart, kidneys or nerves.
Natural Remedies for Type 2 diabetes
There are some natural treatments that are being explored for type 2 diabetes. If you are interested in trying a natural treatment in addition to standard treatment, be sure to do so only under the close supervision of a qualified health care professional. If diabetes is not adequately controlled, the consequences can be deadly. Also tell your doctor about any herbs, supplements and natural treatments you are using, because some may interact with medications you are taking and lead to hypoglycemia.
Although there are several types of ginseng, the most promising studies on ginseng and diabetes has used the North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius). These studies have shown that North American ginseng may improve control of blood sugar and glycosylated hemogobina (a form of hemoglobin in the blood used to control blood glucose levels over time) levels