Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Mellitus

What is Diabetes Mellitus?

It is a serious disease in which a person’s body cannot control the level of sugar in the blood. Diabetes Mellitus is a disorder of carbohydrate metabolism characterized by the impaired ability of the body to produce or responds to insulin. Thereby maintain the proper level of sugar (glucose) in the blood. Presently, environmental factors play a role in the etiopathogenesis of diabetes. Polluted air, soil, water, unhealthy diet, stress, lack of physical activity, vitamin –D deficiency, exposure to enteroviruses, and damage to the immune cells are responsible for Diabetes mellitus.

What are the Different Types of Diabetes Mellitus?

Diabetes occurs either the cells of the body are not responding properly to the insulin produced or the pancreas not producing enough insulin, or the cells of the body not responding properly to the insulin produced. Types of diabetes are –

  1. Type 1 diabetes – It results from the pancreas failure that produces enough insulin due to the loss of beta cells. This was previously known as ‘’insulin – dependent diabetes mellitus’’ (IDDM) or ‘’juvenile diabetes’’.
  2. Type 2 diabetes – It begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly. This form was previously referred to as’ ‘insulin dependent diabetes mellitus’’ (NIDDM).
  3. Gestational diabetes – It mostly occurs when pregnant women without a previous history of diabetes develop high blood sugar levels.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Diabetes Mellitus?

The signs & symptoms related to Diabetes mellitus patients are:

  • Frequent urination (Polyuria)
  • Disproportionate thirst (Polydyspia)
  • Intense hunger (Polyphagia)
  • Increased fatigue and irritability
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Weight gain or unusual weight loss
  • Increased fatigue and irritability
  • Non – healing cuts and bruises

What are the Causes of Diabetes Mellitus?

  • Excessive food intake which is difficult to digest (fried foods, creams, pizza, pasta, etc.)
  • Mental stress and strain
  • Heredity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Excessive sleep
  • Overeating
  • Excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates
  • Obesity
  • Overloading of fats and proteins

What are the Risk Factors of Diabetes Mellitus?

  • Disease of pancreas
  • Infection or illness
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Ethnic background
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Age> 45
  • Hypertension (B.P > 140/90 mm of Hg)
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome.

What is an Ayurvedic View on Diabetes Mellitus?

In Ayurveda, it is co-related with ‘’Madhumeha’’ (Hyperglycemia), in which a person passes honey-like (sweet) urine. It is one of the among 20 types of Prameha (Urological disorder). This is due to excessive use of guru (heavy to digest), Snigdh (unctous), Amla (sour), navannapana (food prepare from newly harvested grains), Asya sukha (sedentary lifestyle), etc. These all cause aggravation of kapha dosha and lead to disturbance in kapha primarily, associated with Pitta. It creates an imbalance in the Srotas of the fatty tissues. These imbalanced doshas move towards Medo dhatu (fatty tissues), affect fat metabolism, lead to a further imbalance of kleda. Hence, all kleda (fluid) moves towards the urinary system and there will be increased production of urine leading to excess urination, gradually leading to Prameha.

What is an Ayurvedic Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus?

Ayurveda provides effective and best herbs for the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides herbal kit for the proper treatment of diabetes known as “Diabetes Care Kit”. This kit reduces diabetes naturally without causing any side-effects on the body.


All Products description in detail:

1. Sugralo Tablet

This is an excellent Ayurvedic medicine made up of natural ingredients. The tablet contains dried extracts of the following – Amra (Mangifera indica), Karela (Momordica charantia), Gudmar (Gymnema sylvestre), Shuddha Shilajit (Asphaltum), etc. The tablet is very useful in diabetes and diabetes-related problems like hunger, fatigue, thirst, excessive urination. Amra contains bioactive compounds that release more insulin from Beta – cells and get hypoglycemic effects. It controls the blood sugar level and decreases insulin resistance.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.

2. Shilajitadi Vati

Shilajit is a truly amazing substance that could have only arisen from the sophisticated craftsmanship of nature. It has plenty of iron, which in combination with copper, plays a major role in transporting the oxygen in our body. Shilajitadi Vati helps in reducing physical weakness and improves the stamina. It contains magnesium which is very beneficial to control the blood sugar levels. These tablets also regulate sugar metabolism and cholesterol.

Recommended Dosage – Take 2 tablets twice a day with normal water.

3. Diabo Care Powder

The powder contains pure herbs which are specially made to cure diabetes. It contains – Kutaki churna, Triphala, Gudmar, Jamun Katuki, & Karela. The herbal remedy is best for the liver detoxification and controls high blood pressure. It maintains the blood sugar level. Jamun is well known to be effective in the treatment of Diabetes, thus it reduces the level of glycosuria. It contains Polypeptide-p which has shown to control diabetes naturally.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 sachet twice a day with normal water.

4. Diabo Kadha

Diabo kadha is based on ancient Ayurvedic Science which includes herbs like – Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum), Methi Dana (Trigonella foenum-graecum), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Haldi (Curcuma longa) etc. This kadha increases the uptake of glucose by the cells, regenerate lipid mechanism, preventing micro-vascular damage, and diabetic retinopathy. It also helps in the burning of palms and soles, wounds that take time to heal, skin infections, unexplained extreme fatigue, etc.

Recommended Dosage – Take 1 teaspoonful twice a day with normal water.

What is the Panchakarma Treatment of Diabetes Mellitus?

In Ayurveda, Panchakarma procedures purify and detox the body in a natural way. Panchakarma like Abhyanga, Swedan, Basti and Virechana are beneficial in the treatment of Diabetes Mellitus. Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides you the best therapies which cure Diabetes from its root and maintain the work of the pancreas.

  • Abhyanga and Swedan Therapy for Diabetes – Patients having diabetes involves a certain amount of stress. Thus stress tends to raise blood sugar levels. Abhyanga is useful in relieving the stress, even for pre–diabetic. It helps in relaxing the muscles and helps to improve the circulation which further causes increased glucose absorption and the amount of insulin required for impaired glucose levels also decreased.
  • Swedan therapy opens the pores, flushes and cleanses the system through the skin and the toxins are excreted through sweat.
  • Basti for Diabetes – Basti karma concentrates on the elimination of toxins of the body through the rectum. The treatment involves the introduction of Medicinal substances, such as medicated oil and decoctions in a liquid medium into the anal region of the patient by using a rubber catheter under the supervision of an expert ayurvedic doctor.
  • Virechana for Diabetes – Virechana is a medicated purgation therapy that removes toxins from the body that are accumulated in the liver and gallbladder. Doshas are removed in the form of feces through the rectum. It completely cleanses the gastro intestinal tract.

Healthy Tips and Diet for Diabetes Mellitus Patients

  • Do exercise at least for 30-60 minutes daily.
  • Increase the use of barely, wheat, mudga, and roasted chana in the diet.
  • Limit the use of potato, rice, milk, oily foods, and milk products.
  • Avoid tobacco and liquor consumption.
  • Restrict the intake of sweets.
  • Nuts are enriched with tocotrienols and hence eating them regularly can lower the rates of heart diseases caused by diabetes.
  • Cinnamon helps in dropping the blood sugar level and reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Garlic has the properties of lowering cholesterol and blood sugar level.
  • Drinking water before eating. It helps in increasing the sensitivity to insulin and reducing the spike in blood sugar in those with pre-diabetes.
  • Regular monitoring of blood glucose level and medical checkup –
    1. Eye examination annually.
    2. Foot examination twice in a year/daily by the patient.
    3. Glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) test twice in a year.
  • Do perform Yoga poses that are beneficial in diabetes mellitus like, Tdasana, Gomukhasana, Dhanurasana, Vakrasana, Usgtrasana, etc.

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