Type 1 diabetes is a medical condition where the insulin-producing cells in pancreas have no function or get destructed, so the pancreas cannot produce enough insulin to regulate the blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes cannot be cured since you cannot repair the damaged insulin-producing cells. However, patients and medical experts still not give up finding the cure. One of their ways is essential oils for type 1 diabetes. Essential oils have many health purposes. But, whether essential oils have benefits for type 1 diabetes or not, we are going to find out.
Give calming and relaxing effects
Stress can cause the existing diseases getting worse. This can be happened because the stress hormones disturb the metabolism and ruin the normal regulation including the blood sugar level. When someone with diabetes gets stress, their blood sugar level tends to increase. When he calms and relaxes, the blood sugar will decrease again back to normal.
Relieve diabetic nerve pain
Anyone who have untreated high blood sugar levels, has risk of getting damaged nerves. Damaged nerves causes the patient feeling pain in their limbs.
The condition is called diabetic nerve pain. To relieve the pain, you can use essential oils to massage and to bathe the feet. Add few drops of essential oil into warm water and use the water to wash the feet. Essential oils plus warm water will improve blood circulation and relieving the pain.
Keep the energy and motivation for exercising
Balanced diet and regular exercises are the best solution to reduce blood sugar levels. However, there are times when we feel lack motivations to continue the exercise.
Essential oil helps us lift up the energy and motivation, so we are motivated to keep going the exercises and lose weight.
Now you understand the benefits of essential oil, it is times for you to move on and learn how you use the essential oils for type 1 diabetes.
Geranium, eucalyptus, juniper berry, lemon, and cinnamon essential oils are the examples of essential oils for diabetes. Since the major problem of type-1 diabetes is located in pancreas, you should use essential oil on that certain area.
Add few drops on the pancreas (it is located at the left side of your body behind the stomach), so rub the oils from below your nipples to your belly, then move to the left side of your body and the backside. Don’t forget the bottom of your feet. Always ask your doctor first about essential oils for type 1 diabetes before you start the rubbing.