CaM is an appealing word for the diabetic patients which stands for the Camel Milk. There is a continuous discussion among the scientists, health practitioners, patients and other people, if the CaM is a healing agent in reality or just a myth. https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/category/diabetes/
Here is general article, written by a natural healer and nutritionist (PhD), a professor (associate) in Ahvaz university, which can be the question of the complicated questions asked by the different stakeholders.https://camel4milk.wordpress.com/tag/insulin/
If camel milk can be effective on diabetes?
Diabetes mellitus is the most common metabolic disease that consequently caused to cardiovascular diseases, kidney and liver failure. Nowadays, the researchers following other suitable alternative treatments for insulin.
Camel milk contains insulin like proteins (about 52 U/L insulin), which does not form coagulum in the acidic media of stomach transfer insulin to circulatory system in the diabetic patients that can be an effective alternative for insulin in diabetes patients causes to reduce blood sugar and required insulin dose (about 60%).
How camel milk can control diabetes?
Obviously, camel milk effects including; effect on insulin receptor function and glucose transport in the insulin-sensitive tissues; effect on insulin secretion by the pancreatic b-cells, via the survival, growth, and activity of the pancreatic cells.
Also, camel milk influence insulin secretion by effect on the pancreatic beta cells and insulin receptor function in the insulin-sensitive tissues.
If camel milk can heal diabetic wounds?
Delay in wound healing is one of the most serious diabetes issues due to low level of neutrophils. Reduction of oxidative stability and immune response in diabetic patients is another big issue.
The anti-oxidative activity of camel milk whey proteins enhances the proliferation of immune cells and accelerates the wound healing process during diabetes.
How camel milk can improve kidney and liver failures of diabetes?
The camel milk can normalize renal and liver failures in diabetic patients.
Decrease in triglycerides, total cholesterol and LDL and increase in HDL have been observed by consumption of camel milk.
Hypoglycemia effects of camel milk improved kidney and liver function in Nephropathy, proteinuria and cardiovascular challenge appear to be major complications in type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus
Using of camel milk (500 ml/day) by type 1 diabetes patients for six months, improve microalbuminuria levels in diabetic patients
Therefore, camel milk administration can have positive effects on glycemic control,by reducing fasting blood sugar, insulin resistance, and improving lipid profiles in diabetes patients. In most studies, the recommended dose of camel milk was 500 mL/day which led to improvement of diabetes markers after 3 months in diabetes patients. Also camel milk can prevent liver and kidney failures derived from diabetes mellitus and improve wound healing.
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Author: Dr Tahereh Mohammadabadi
Associate Professor, Faculty of Animal Science and Food Technology, Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University of Khuzestan, Iran