Type 2 Diabetes – With Help From the Beautiful Bush Flower Essences
Type 2 diabetes develops when the body does not use insulin efficiently and gradually loses the ability to make enough of it. Insulin is a hormone that controls the amount of glucose in the blood and helps glucose produced by the digestion of carbohydrates move from the blood into the body’s cells where it can be used for energy.
In type 2 diabetes, the body’s cells do not respond effectively to insulin. This is known as “insulin resistance”. It causes glucose to stay in the blood leading to a higher than normal level of glucose in the blood known as hyperglycaemia.
The difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes is that with type 1 diabetes people produce little or no insulin as the insulin-producing cells have been destroyed by the body’s immune system. Type 1 diabetes is an auto-immune disease.
In type 2 diabetes, the body may make enough insulin early in the disease, however, doesn’t respond to it effectively. As type 2 diabetes progresses, the pancreas gradually loses the ability to produce enough insulin. Type 2 diabetes is associated with inherited factors and lifestyle risk factors such as being overweight or obese, poor diet and insufficient physical activity.
Pre-diabetes means the blood sugar levels are higher than normal however not high enough to meet a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. It is important for the person to implement some lifestyle changes as a person with pre-diabetes is potentially going on to develop.
Many people with type 2 diabetes do not experience any symptoms at first and could in fact go undiagnosed for years. Some signs and symptoms may include being very thirsty, passing more urine, feeling tired, hunger, slow healing wounds. Over time diabetes can lead to complications which can create other symptoms such as heart attack, stroke, problems with kidneys, eyes, feet and the central nervous system.
Cause of type 2 diabetes is not known, however risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes include –
- family history of type 2 diabetes
- being overweight or obese especially with excess weight around the waist
- low level of physical activity
- unbalanced diet
- being over 55 years of age
- women having had gestational diabetes
- for women having polycystic ovarian syndrome
- for women – having had a baby weighing over 4.5kg
Seeing this from a different perspective with Natural Therapies in mind –
As we have come to understand emotions play an integral part in our physical health. From the amazing book, “Secret Language of your Body” by Inna Segal, the metaphysicals of diabetes are
– type 1 diabetes – needing sweetness, attention, love and care. Feeling insecure, unsure of yourself, overly needy and reliant on others. Self-centred and focused on your inadequacies. Wanting to appear indispensable to others. Listening to and surrounding yourself with too much negativity.
type 2 diabetes – fear of fully participating in life. Great need for control and to know things. Deep need for attention and approval. A constant craving for love paired with a belief that you are unworthy or undeserving. Deep seated guilt. Belief that you have to struggle to survive. Often losing yourself in relationships. Constant need for sweetness to mask feelings of weakness, limitations and the belief that there is not enough. Stuck in your own world of limitation and lack.
Given the above information and the concept of bringing emotions into balance, a combination of a beautiful Australian Bush Flower Essences such as Peach-flowered Tea-Tree to name one of them… can often help people with the above.
This very humble flower has many different emotional aspects such as mood swings/not completing projects or following through with commitments/easily bored/hypochondria.
When it comes to diabetes, Ian White, founder of Australian Bush Flower Essences and author of “Bush Flower Healing” says –
“Peach-flowered Tea-tree (Leptospermum squarrosum) as mentioned in my earlier book, this remedy balances the pancreas. Since that publication we have had a number of case histories were insulin dependent diabetics taking this remedy, in consultation with their medical doctor have been able to come off all medications. In fact two women who had both been taking insulin injections for over fifteen years were able to come off all insulin within a month of being on Peach-flowered Tea-tree – and with neither needing to ever go back onto insulin again”
These extraordinary Flower Essences are just so subtle and easy to use, either drops under the tongue or can be applied topically or misted. All natural .. whether to help with the physical condition of diabetes or the underlying emotions, I would love to work with you. Please refer to bach/australian bush flower remedies on the website for more information about the Flower Remedies generally or contact today either through the Free 20mins Consultation/phone 0413 933 814.