Definition DM is a chronic metabolic disorder during which the body is unable to form proper use of glucose, leading to the condition of hyperglycemia. Excess glucose within the blood ultimately ends up in high levels of glucose being present within the urine. This increases urine output, which results in dehydration and increased thirst. Glucose comes from the food we eat and is also made within the liver and muscles. The blood carries glucose to all the cells in our body. Insulin, a chemical produced within the pancreas, is responsible for the uptake of glucose into cells for energy.
Decreased levels of insulin affect this mechanism resulting in increased glucose within the bloodstream. Causes Excessive intake of foods that are difficult to digest, like fried foods, creams, etc. Lack of exercise Mental stress and Excessive sleep Overeating, obesity, Excessive intake of sugar, of proteins and fats Hereditary factors Symptoms, a diabetic person passes urine in large quantities and urinates frequently during day and night; thirst levels are increased, and there could also be weight loss or weight gain, fatigue, urinary tract infections, and blurred vision. Wound healing is delayed. If left untreated, diabetes can result in blindness, loss of limbs, heart disease, and kidney failure. Ayurvedic View in Ayurveda, DM is understood as Madhumeha honey'. Medhumeha is categorized as Vataj Meha.
Deterioration of the body could be a characteristic that indicates impairment of Vata. Maximum deterioration of body tissues occurs during this type of disease and this can be the reason why all vital organs are affected by Diabetes. the other prime cause of DM is impaired digestion. Impaired digestion leads to the accumulation of specific digestive impurities that accumulate in the pancreatic cells and impair the production of insulin. Ayurveda doesn't regard Diabetes as a disease that can be treated by mere medicine or by a dietary regimen. Madhumeha is assessed as a Maha Rog, if not treated in time, it can cause several problems within the body, including eye problems, joint pains, kidney disease, sexual and urologic problems, and more. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder and it can't be merely treated by controlling sugar levels. It is aimed at rejuvenating the body to not only balance sugar levels but also ensuring that no further complication is caused.
Ayurvedic treatment for this disease is based on a complete change in the lifestyle of the person. Alongside medication and diet, the patient is also advised to guide a healthy lifestyle and live an active life. Dietary changes the body's cells and tissues, allowing them to provide insulin properly, and aspects of the disease are stressed upon in Ayurveda. The medicines that are administered are therefore meant to stay the brain in its right manner of functioning. Diet & Lifestyle Advice Include whole grains in the diet, like wheat bread/pasta and rice. Cheese and yogurt prepared with skimmed milk are also taken. Use garlic, onion, spinach, raw banana, and black plum.
Make a flour mixture of 1 part black chickpeas, and 4 parts whole-wheat flour and use this to make pancakes and bread. Avoid sweets, salty, foods, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fresh grains and pulses, yogurt, oily foods, and spicy foods. Avoid sweet fruits like pineapple, grapes, mangoes, etc. Start doing some light exercise, like brisk walking. Build up to a brisk walk of 30-40 minutes within the morning and again in the evening.