Diabetes is a chronic disease caused by a deficiency or malfunction of a hormone called insulin. This hormone is secreted by the pancreas and its function is to maintain the balance of glucose in the blood. In other words, insulin allows the use sugar as an energy source.
People with diabetes have either high levels of sugar in the blood (hyperglycemia) or low blood sugar levels in the blood (hypoglycemia).
However, if the disease is left untreated, hyperglycemia can cause various complications in the eyes, kidneys, nerves, blood vessels and heart.
Protecting the pancreas and the important role of insulin is the main goal to prevent this disease.
There are two types of diabetes:
Type 1 diabetes: it affects 10% of diabetics. Formerly known as insulin-dependent diabetes, this diabetes is characterized by insufficient insulin production. It mostly affects children, adolescents or young adults.
Type 2 diabetes: it affects 80% of diabetics. Better known previously under the name of non-insulin dependent diabetes, is characterized by a state of insulin resistance because some organs prevent insulin from entering or a state of insulin deficiency. In the latter case, the pancreas, after many years (25 or 30), is tired and does not produce insulin in sufficient quantities.
Recent studies by the National Research Program showed that the pancreas can adapt, regenerate and heal itself effectively until puberty.
The study found that the loss of beta cells is considered one of the causes of this disease. The beta cells are cell types in the pancreas which produce insulin and participate in the regulation of glucose levels in the blood.
The scientists explained that the loss of beta cells is irreversible. This explains the importance of insulin injections.
This study by a team from the University of Geneva on diabetic mice showed how pancreatic alpha cells (involved in regulating blood sugar) turned into beta cells.
These alpha cells instead produce glucagon which increases the amount of glucose in the blood, will produce insulin. The scientists also discovered that the pancreas can compensate for the loss of beta cells.
By transforming these cells will perform the same tasks as the beta cells: produce insulin and regulate sugar levels in the blood. Therefore, this implies that the pancreas has the ability to regenerate.
Below, we offer a natural remedy that will allow your pancreas to regenerate the beta cells and prevent diabetes.
- 3 ½ oz rye flour
- 4 cups of water.
In a saucepan, pour the water and add the rye flour, simmer over low heat for one hour. Do not let the mixture boil. Then add the following ingredients:
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon chopped hazelnuts
- 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
- 1 tablespoon banana cut into small pieces
Mix well and divide the mixture into three parts.
Consume the first drink 20 minutes before breakfast. The second before lunch and the last one before dinner. Repeat for 20 days.
However, during this process, it is advisable to eat foods rich in magnesium, phosphorus and manganese.