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About Diabetes and Ayurveda

What is Diabetes?
When there is increased glucose level in blood the person is supposed to be suffering from disease called Diabetes Mallitus commonly known as Diabetes.
This happens when our body does not produce or utilize enough insulin.
Insulin is a hormone which is produced in our pancreas, it helps to convert glucose into energy.

Types of Diabetes.
There are three types of Diabetes:
• Type 1
• Type 2 see Natural Remedies for Type 2 Diabetes
• Gestational Diabetes

Causes of Diabetes
• Age
• Stress and Hypertension
• Heriditary/Genetics
• Absence of Physical activity/excercise in daily routine.
• Some sort of disorders that affect the ability of pancreas to produce insulin.
• Smoking.
• Excessive intake of carbohydrate and sugar in diet.

Diabetes is difficult to be cured for lifetime but proper levels can be maintained by maintaining good and healthy diet habits

Symptoms of Diabetes.
1. Excessive thirst.
2. Increased sugar level in blood.
3. Excesive fatigue.
4. Blurry vision
5. Frequent urination
6. Increase in hunger

AYURVEDIC VIEW
Ayurveda does not regard Diabetes as a disease that can be treated by mere medicine or by a dietary regimen. Madhumeha is classified as a Maha Rog (Major Disease) because, 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.
The incidence of diabetes is increasing day by day. Being a silent killer, it is attacking the young generation secretly that increases the burden of exchequer on the people as well as the government. Two things are common these days- Side effects and Insulin resistance among the people who are taking modern medicines for diabetes treatment. It leads to searching of alternative system of medicine where Ayurveda has greater application and importance. Ayurveda treats diabetes through drugs, diet, panchakarma and exercise. The management technique for diabetes in Ayurveda is as follows: Exercise (Vyaayam), dietary regulation (Pathya), Panchakarma (bio-purification procedures) and Medicines. The condition is known by different names such as Asrava, Prameha, Madhumeha and Maharogya.