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Management Of Diabetes Through Ayurveda!!

Dr. Soonrita Taneja 87% (129 ratings)
MD - Kayachikitsa, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad  •  18 years experience
Management Of Diabetes Through Ayurveda!!

Diabetes mellitus type 2 (also known as type 2 diabetes) is a long term metabolic disorder that is characterized by high blood sugarinsulin resistance, and relative lack of insulin.In Ayurveda, it is compared with madhumeha.The causes of madhumeha are:

  1. Enjoying sedentary life habits and love to sleep always.
  2. Consuming curd, milk products, jaggery preparations in ample quantity without physical activity.

The best way to combat any disease is to reverse the cause. Hence to reverse diabetes:

  1. Reverse the sedentary life that is leading an active life.If living in urban areas, take a strict regime for a walk and yoga asanas like mandukasana.
  2. Always remember,”Walk is as important as medicine".
  3. Avoid food items with preservatives, artificial sweeteners, jaggery, fruits of high glycemic index{sapota,banana}.
  4. Use only mustard oil for cooking(say complete no to refined oils).
  5. Barley should constitute the principal ingredient of food of the patient suffering from Diabetes.Use barley in ample quantity-as porridge,as flour or use barley water.Consider barley as main millet rather than wheat or rice.
  6. Take heavy breakfast before 10 a.m and light dinner before 7 p.m.
  7. Take fruits and small meals in between.
  8. Lead a stress-free life. Regular medication and pranayam is mandatory.

The role of lifestyle and diet is crucial in diabetics.Diabetes has many serious complications on all organs of the body.Maintaining HbA1c level between 6 and 7 is very important for diabetics.

The rest part of managing diabetes is done by ayurvedic drugs like bitter gourd juice(karela), methi seeds, cinnamom, gooseberry(amla), vijaysar, triphla, etc.

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