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Ayurvedic Management of Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus commonly known as Diabetes. It refers to the group of diseases that affect how the body uses glucose. It’s mainly a disease of the pancreas that produce hormone insulin. If a person is having diabetes, the pancreas either cannot produce enough insulin or uses the insulin incorrectly or both. If the insulin isn’t functioning properly, glucose can’t enter the cells. This causes glucose levels to rise in the blood and creating a condition of high blood glucose level called Diabetes.

According to Ayurveda, Diabetes Mellitus is known as Madhumeha (excretion of the sweet urine). It’s a silent Killer. Diabetes is also known as Parmeha (Passing of excess urine in quantity and frequency) and is also considered as a Maharoga (Major Disease), as almost all the parts of the body and every cell of the human physiology is affected. Madhumeha actually refers to a terminal stage of the disease and is said to be incurable because of the advancement and improper management. It is a metabolic kapha disorder in which there is reduced Agni hence increase in blood sugar level.

What are the Two Major Forms of Diabetes Mellitus?

It considers two major forms of Diabetes Mellitus:

  • The Genetic form (Sahaja Parmeha). It can be compared to the IDDM (Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) or Type 1 DM.
  • The Acquired Form (Aapathyanimittaja Parmeha): It can be compared to the NIDDM (Non-Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus) or Type 2 DM.
  • There is also one more form that is known as Gestational Diabetes. Which may occur only during pregnancy in a few patients and after pregnancy it automatically gets treated.

What are the Sign and Symptoms of the Diabetes Mellitus?

  • Increased Thirst.
  • Frequent Urination.
  • Extreme Hunger.
  • Blurred Vision.
  • Slow healing sores.
  • Presence of ketones in the urine.
  • Weight loss.
  • Skin pigmentation.

What are the Causes of Diabetes Mellitus?

  1. Type 1 Diabetes: It is caused by the combination of genetic and environmental factors.
  2. Type 2 Diabetes: In this the cells become resistance to insulin and the pancreas is not able to make the enough insulin to overcome this resistance. Instead of moving into the cells where sugar is needed, it moves to the bloodstream.
  3. Gestational Diabetes: Placenta hormones during pregnancy, these hormones make cells more resistance towards pancreas. Normally, the pancreas respond by producing enough extra insulin. But sometimes pancreas cannot keep this, at that time too little glucose enters the cells and too much stays in the blood, resulting in Gestational Diabetes.

What are the Risk Factors for Diabetes Mellitus?

Type 1 Diabetes Risk Factors:

  • Family History.
  • Environmental Factor.
  • Damage immune system cells.
  • Dietary factors.

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factors:

  • Weight Increase.
  • Less Physical activity.
  • Family History.
  • Polycystic ovarian Syndrome.
  • High Blood Pressure.

What are the Complications of the Diabetes Mellitus?

  • Neuropathy (Nerve damage): Excess sugar can damage the walls of the capillaries, which nourish nerves, especially in legs, this will cause tingling, burning sensation at the tip of the toe and fingers.
  • Nephropathy (Kidney damage): Diabetes can damage the filtering system. Severe damage can lead to the kidney failure.
  • Retinopathy (Retina damage): Diabetes can damage the blood vessels of the retina hence it leads to retinopathy.
  • Aziehemer’s disease: The poorer the control of blood glucose level, greater the risk of Aziehemer’s disease.
  • Foot damage: Nerve damage in the feet or poor blood flow increase the risk of foot complications.

How to Diagnose Diabetes Mellitus?

  • FBS (Fasting Blood Sugar level): After the person fasted for overnight, then the blood is drawn.
  • Fasting plasma glucose level is more than 126 mg/dl one or two more tests on different days alternately refers to diabetes.
  • RBS (Random Blood Sugar Level): when it is more than 200 mg/dl or higher it indicates the person is diabetic.

Herbal Remedies for Diabetes Mellitus by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Diabetes Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of diabetes mellitus. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.

Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari


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