Diabetes mellitus, generally known as diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar. The hormone insulin transports sugar from the blood into your cells to be stored or used for energy.
Without taking care of proper diet, diabetes can lead to a build-up of sugars in the blood, which can increase the risk of dangerous complications such as stroke and heart diseases. Gradual increase in Diabetes can lead to diabetic complications like blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage. These damages are the result of damage to small vessels, referred to as microvascular disease.
Hyperglycaemia, causes to spillage of glucose into the urine, hence the term sweet urine.
Types of Diabetes
Three major diabetes can develop TYPE 1, TYPE 2 and GESTATIONAL diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes
Type 1 is also known as juvenile diabetes occurs when the body fails to produce insulin. People affected with type 1 diabetes are insulin-dependent, which means they should take artificial insulin daily to stay alive.
Type 2 Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes affects the way the body uses insulin, the cells in the body do not react to it as effectively as they once did. This is the most communal type of diabetes which has robust links with obesity.
During pregnancy, women will be affected by Gestational Diabetes when the body can become less sensitive to insulin. However, this type of diabetes does not occur in all women and usually resolves after giving birth.
The level of glucose in blood is higher than usual but not so high as to constitute diabetes which is known as Prediabetes level.
Normal blood sugar levels sit between 70 and 99 mg/dL, where as a person with diabetes will have a fasting blood sugar higher than 126 mg/dL.
Causes of Diabetes
- Excessive intake of foods which are difficult to digest.
- Lack of exercise.
- Mental stress and strain
- Excessive sleep
- Excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates
- Overloading of proteins and fats
- Hereditary factors
Symptoms of Diabetes
- Frequent infections
- Blurred vision
- Weight loss or gain
- Dry mouth
- Slow healing wounds, cuts or sores
- Itching skin
- Increased susceptibility to infections
- High blood pressure
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
- Sedentary lifestyle
Ayurvedic Treatment for Diabetes
Ayurveda reflects poor digestion as the primary cause of diabetes. Weak digestion causes to the production of a sticky toxin, known as ama that can add in the pancreatic cells and damage the production of insulin.
The AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR DIABETES includes holistic approach with panchakarma Detox procedures, herbal medication, diet plan, Foot care, exclusive Yoga sessions which help for diabetes, and Body constitution analysis will help you adapt your individual lifestyle for long term benefit
Potent Ayurvedic herbs for Diabetes
- Bilwa Leaves
- Bitter gourd juice
Diet & Lifestyle
- Use whole grains as a part of diet to increase insulin sensitivity.
- Consumption of garlic and onions to reduce sugar levels.
- Take green vegetables, moong dal and fish adequately.
- Avoid sweet fruits like pine apple, grapes, mangoes etc. Rather include fruits like Indian gooseberry, apples, peaches, pears, guava, oranges in your diet.
- Include Bengal gram in your diet for glucose tolerance and urinary excretion.
- Barley is the best grain for treating diabetes.
- Avoid potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh grains and pulses, whole yogurt (high fat).
Shathayu Retreat focuses on to see dramatic improvements in their health and energy for guests with diabetes.
Many guests eliminate or reduce their need for medication or insulin by adopting to healthy food intake, lifestyle, weight and stress management and reduce diabetic complication.