In today’s world, the lifestyle that we lead makes us stressed, inactive and lethargic. To complement the sedentary, we also follow a diet which comprises of packaged food, fast food, and drinks that worsen the system. We create an imbalance in our body ourselves that give rise to various ailments and diseases. Diabetes is one of them; it is caused due to excessive glucose content in the blood, also known as high blood sugar. The increase in blood sugar releases insulin from the pancreas into the bloodstream. It is described as a metabolic disease in which the person has high blood glucose (blood sugar), either because the insulin production is inadequate, or because the body’s cells do not respond properly to the produced insulin, or in some cases, both! Ayurveda does not regard Diabetes as a disease that can be treated by mere medicine or by a dietary regimen. If not treated in time, it can lead to several complications in the body, including eye problems, joint pains, impotency, kidney failure, sexual and urologic problems, and more. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and it cannot be merely treated by controlling sugar levels. The treatment recommended in Ayurveda – as against modern medicine – is aimed at rejuvenating the body to not only balance sugar levels, but also ensuring that no further complication is caused. Living a healthy and happy life with diabetes is possible. Millions of diabetes patients manage their blood sugar levels with Ayurveda and avoid major health complications caused because of neglecting timely treatment for diabetes. Understand the root cause of your diabetes, manage and treat it with Ayurveda. Take proactive steps to lower your risk of further health problems.
Diabetes or “Prameha” in Ayurveda is divided into 20 types, based on the predominant Doshas in the body. This sums up to 4 types caused due to Vata, 6 types caused due to Pitta and 10 types caused due to Kapha. Prameha, when not treated, leads to “Madumeha” which is the Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2). The Kapha type, are generally on the heavier side as they are known to be lazy, inactive and follow an unhealthy diet. They often fail to control what they eat and what they shouldn’t be eating. According to Ayurveda, apart from the symptoms mentioned earlier, one also suffers from burning of palms and soles, dryness of mouth and a sweet taste in the mouth. Early treatment shows faster improvement in blood sugar levels and lowers chance of other health complications caused by untreated diabetes.