You may not heard of this - that camel milk contains natural insulin and is used in the Arab countries to combat diabetes, esp T1DM where insulin is lacking or nonexistent. And it is available in India - T1DM sufferers should rejoice at this wonderful gift of Nature as it can give freedom by replacing those unpleasant daily insulin shots, to say nothing of the constant BG monitoring and multiple invasive BG testing. It needs pointing out that all milk - whether human or animals - contains insulin but the concentration of the insulin is higher in ruminating animals than in human colostrum. In the words of researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Neg, Israel: "... all milks had insulin, the fact that only camel milk is unaffected by gastric acid allows it to pass into the intestines where it is apparently absorbed."
Some extracts, quotes garnered from the web:
"People with diabetes are drinking it to help us reduce our blood sugar and to reduce the amount of insulin we have to take. Camel milk is one of those rare functional foods that helps us manage our diabetes better." - David Mendoza:
“One of the usual comments that we hear from our customers is that after drinking camel milk for a week, it drops their blood sugar and decreases the amount of insulin they have to inject.” - Walid, US migrant from Somalia.
"... camel milk contains sufficient levels of insulin to help prevent, and perhaps treat, both type 1 and type 2 diabetes... it’s been found that a certain tribe of Rajahstani camel breeders, known as the Raicas, have an extremely low incidence of diabetes. Rajahstan is ... where for many tribes, camels are a way and means of life. For many Raicas, camel milk is a dietary staple, and the currently proposed reason why the diabetes epidemic has bypassed their community. In fact, it was found that Raicas who consume camel milk daily have a zero percent incidence of diabetes."
- Researchers in Bikaner, India.
"It may be stated that camel milk is safe and efficacious in improving long-term glycemic control, with a significant reduction in the doses of insulin in type 1 diabetic patients." - PubMed: Agrawal RP1, Jain S, Shah S, Chopra A, Agarwal V.
"Camel milk can be an effective remedy for diabetes as it contains high levels of insulin and helped sufferers of Type 2 diabetes by reducing their reliance on injections, published reports said citing Indian studies." - Medical Daily
"At Cairo University, a 4-month trial was conducted involving 54 participants receiving insulin. Of those, 27 drank 500 ml. of camel milk every day. Test results showed that those drinking camel milk had significantly reduced blood sugar and higher C-peptide levels, which indicate improved insulin function. Following this, Prof. Agrawal conducted a 2-year study which concluded with proof that three participants no longer needed insulin." - Miriam Kresh (israelikitchen)
"Most impressive [Cairo University study] were the boosts in C-peptide levels in the camel milk-drinking group, suggesting a boost in the body’s own insulin secretion."
- World Now, Los Angeles Times.