Diabetes is a chronic health condition in which one’s blood glucose level gets too high, higher than normal blood sugar levels required in the human body. It can occur to anyone usually it strikes the age group of 20-44 years. A recent study suggested that in 2019, approximately 463 million adults (20-79 years) were living with diabetes; by 2045 this might rise to 700 million.
Diabetes is a very common disease that we must have heard once in our lives. There are mainly 3 types of diabetes that are known as Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when our immune system destroys the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas. Type 2 diabetes occurs when our body becomes resistant to insulin that leads to building up of sugar in our blood. Gestational is high blood sugar that occurs during pregnancy. Type 2 diabetes is the most common diabetes among all.
In diabetes, the body either doesn’t produce enough insulin or the cells don’t respond to insulin. The researchers found Camel milk supplements insulin therapy. It also helps in lowering the blood sugar and improving insulin sensitivity in people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Presence of high amounts of Zinc and insulin-like molecules in Camel milk and their ability to get absorbed in the body makes it therapeutic for diabetic people.
Camel milk also helps in improving the glycemic control which determines levels of blood sugar (glucose) in a person with diabetes. Camel milk not only has positive effects on glycemic control but also improves the lipids count among patients with diabetes.
In a study done on 20 diabetic patients, they were randomly divided into two groups. Participants of one group consumed 500 mL of camel milk while the other group consumed cow milk, daily for two months. Significant increase in the insulin concentration was observed in the patients who drank Camel milk.
Hence, based on research and studies done all over the world, it can be concluded that Camel milk is a great supplement for those who are suffering from diabetes.