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Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar. Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel. If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ.

Termed `Madhumeha' in Ayurveda, its incidence is higher amongst the older and the obese. Originating from an absolute or relative lack of insulin, it gives way to abnormalities in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fat in the body. Characterised by abnormally high levels of blood glucose and its subsequent excretion through urine.

Over time, diabetes can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and nerve damage. These types of damage are the result of damage to small vessels, referred to as microvascular disease. Diabetes is also an important factor in accelerating the hardening and narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis), leading to strokes, coronary heart disease, and other large blood vessel diseases. This is referred to as macrovascular disease.


  • Constant feeling of hunger and thirst.

  • Weight loss

  • Quick exhaustion. Drowsiness. Low sexual urge.

  • Possible anemia, constipation, itching around genital organs, palpitation.

  • Slow healing of wounds.

Root Causes

  • Overeating and consequent obesity

  • Excessive intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates

  • Overloading of proteins and fats which get converted into sugar if taken in excess.

  • Excessive tension, worry, anxiety & grief

  • Hereditary factors

Type 1 Vs Type 2

Type 1 Diabetes (juvenile Diabetes) is generally seen in Children and young adults. It is an autoimmune disease in which the body attacks its own cell, resulting in complete lack of insulin in the body.
Type 2 Diabetes (Adult onset Diabetes) is a metabolic disorder and the body does not generate sufficient insulin.
Although Type 1 Diabetes patients are more prone to diabetic complications than Type 2, a study published in Diabetes care, which assessed 470 patients with Type 1 Diabetes and 354 patients with Type 2 (age 15-30 years), showed that patients who got Type 2 Diabetes at a younger age were at a higher risk of death with compared with Type 1
Despite equivalent glucose control the prevalence of albuminuria (marker of kidney disease) and heart disease was higher in patients with Type 2  Diabetes. Neuropathy (nerve damage) and macrovascular complications were also higher in patients with Type 2 Diabetes at a younger age is associated with higher death rates, Diabetes complications and heart diseases as compared to type 1 Diabetes patients. Therefore, Diabetes whether Type1 or Type 2 should be carefully monitored to improve one's quality of life.

Other type of Diabetes :

Diabetes can occur temporarily during pregnancy, and reports suggest that it occurs in 2% to 10% of all pregnancies. Significant hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to blood sugar elevation in genetically predisposed individuals. Blood sugar elevation during pregnancy is called gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes usually resolves once the baby is born. However, 35% to 60% of women with gestational diabetes will eventually develop type 2 diabetes over the next 10 to 20 years, especially in those who require insulin during pregnancy and those who remain overweight after their delivery.

"Secondary" diabetes refers to elevated blood sugar levels from another medical condition. Secondary diabetes may develop when the pancreatic tissue responsible for the production of insulin is destroyed by disease, such as chronic pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas by toxins like excessive alcohol), trauma, or surgical removal of the pancreas.

Diabetes can also result from other hormonal disturbances, such as excessive growth hormone production (acromegaly) and Cushing's syndrome. In acromegaly, a pituitary gland tumor at the base of the brain causes excessive production of growth hormone, leading to hyperglycemia. In Cushing's syndrome, the adrenal glands produce an excess of cortisol, which promotes blood sugar elevation.

Again, Blood glucose is essential for the proper functioning of brain cells. Therefore, low blood sugar can lead to central nervous system symptoms such as:

  • dizziness,
  • confusion,
  • weakness, and
  • tremors.

Herbs which is useful :

Gurmar Leaves (Gymnema Sylvestre )

Its common name is "sugar destroyer", because chewing the leaves destroys the ability to discriminate the sweetness of foods. The primary clinical application for this botanical is as an anti-diabetic agent.

Gymnema's anti-diabetic activity appears to be due to a combination of mechanisms. It appears to greatly increase the number of insulin-secreting beta cells in the pancreas, while returning blood sugar levels to near normal. It increases the activity of enzymes responsible for glucose uptake and utilization.
The leaves of the Gymnema sylvestre plant contain gymnemic acids, which have been shown to slow the transport of glucose from the intestines to the bloodstream. This, in turn, helps to:

  • Lower blood sugar
  • Lower hemoglobin A1c
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Neem (Azadirachta indica)

Neem can be helpful in Kapha and Pitta conditions but may exacerbate Vata problems. Neem being bitter, stomachic, antipruritic, tonic and revitaliser works wonders in this disease. Neem leaf is a traditional herb for treating diabetes and has been scientifically proven effective in treating and preventing diabetes. One tablespoon ( 5 ml) of Neem leaves juice taken daily in morning on empty stomach for 3 months is helpful in diabetes. 10 Neem leaves chewed or powder taken daily in morning also controls diabetes.
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Karela (Momordica charantia)

The bitter gourd is specifically used as a folk medicine for diabetes. The juice of karela with seeds or the cooked vegetable is beneficial for diabetics. This helps to reduce sugar levels in the blood as well as in the urine. If you choose to have this drink, it is advisable to do so on an empty stomach or before meals.

Several researches proved that it contains a hypoglycaemic or insulin-like principle, designated as 'plant-insulin', which has been found highly beneficial in lowering the blood and urine sugar levels.
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Nayantatra (Vinca rosa)

This plant has recently been shown to be an effective treatment for diabetes.

Chewed, the fresh leaves alleviate toothache. As a poultice, periwinkle relieves piles and ulcerated skin. The fresh stem alleviates cramp when split and applied to the affected part. But it's primary treatment in diabetes and there is evidence of anti-tumour activity.

Lifestyle Solutions :
    • Lifestyle: Don't indulge in day-time sleep.

    • Should take care not to injure yourself as you take time to heal. As a result, there is a possibility of the wound becoming septic.

    • Should take adequate eye care as the disease in serious condition might affect the eye.

    • If you are afflicted by any other disease, you should take prompt actions since you lack resistance.

    • When you got your diabetes diagnosis, you probably thought immediately about your weight, your diet, your sugar levels—a million different things. What would happen to your sex life probably wasn't high on the list. But maybe it should be. Yep, that's right: What's going on with your blood sugar can have a huge impact on how you feel between the sheets—and, you guessed it, not in a good way. The good news is that once you understand how to deal with the symptoms that may be putting a damper on your bedroom adventures, you can boost your sexual satisfaction big time.

Diet :

  • Avoid sugar in any form-rice, potato, banana, cereals & fruits containing high percentage of sugar content.

  • Do away with fatty stuff.

  • Go for the following low-calorie, low-fat alkaline diet of high quality natural foods.

       Eat More

  • Seeds: Paslane seeds .Seeds of bitter
    gourd & Fenugreek

  • Vegetables: Bitter Gourd, string beans, cucumber, onion, garlic

  • Fruits: Indian Gooseberry, Jambul Fruit, Grape Fruit.

  • Grains: Bengal gram, black gram.

  • Dairy Products: Home-made cottage cheese and various forms of soured milk such as curd and butter milk.

  • Emphasis should be on raw vegetables & herbs as they play a part in stimulating the pancreas and enhancing insulin production.

Yoga :

Ayurvedic Supplements :


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