Diabetes Treatment

Main Types of Diabetes :

1) Type 1 diabetes (IDDM) (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus)

2) Type 2 diabetes (NIDDM) (Non Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus)

3) Gestational diabetes

 

Causes of Diabetes  :

(1) Type 1 diabetes :

Type 1 diabetes is believed to be an autoimmune condition in which your immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys the beta cells in your pancreas that produce insulin. The damage is permanent.

(2) Type 2 diabetes :

Type 2 diabetes starts as insulin resistance. This means your body can’t use insulin efficiently. That stimulates your pancreas to produce more insulin until it can no longer keep up with the demand. Insulin production decreases, which leads to high blood sugar.

 

Contributing factors may include:

1) Overeating

2) Lack of exercise

3) Stress

4) Heredity

 

 Symptoms of Diabetes :

1) Excessive thirst and hunger

2) Frequent urination

3) Drowsiness or fatigue

4) Slow-healing wounds

 

Complications of Diabetes Mellitus :

1) Vascular disease, leading to heart attack or stroke

2) Eye problems (Retinopathy)

3) Nerve damage (Neuropathy)

4) Kidney damage ( Nephropathy)

 

Ayurveda's Approach in Treatment of Diabetes :

Diabetes is a chronic condition which affects the body's insulin production or it resists insulin.

This results in high amount of sugar found in the blood stream and urine.

The main line of Ayurveda treatment is to activate the pancreas to produce right

amount of insulin and also to correct liver function for proper metabolism.

 

Being a lifestyle and metabolic disorder, we recommend Along with these, other supportive measures like diet modifications and exercise.

Bharati Phad (BAMS)