There is no cure to diabetes, but certain important measures can be taken to keep diabetes under control. There are many factors leading to the cause of diabetes in people. These factors include one’s diet, family history, health, environmental aspects; meaning to say that there is no cause of diabetes that is common to all the people affected by the disease. In my knowledge there are two types of causes that lead to diabetes.

Type One:

This is the type of diabetes where the beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas, are destroyed. This leads to a state of staggering levels of glucose and insulin in the blood levels which are not usually adequate. Insulin needs to be administered in the form of injections or pumps externally from the body. Type 1 diabetes is usually found developing in adults more than in children. The symptoms to this type of diabetes are:

  • Heightened Thirst
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Genital itching

The Short Term Complications to Type-1 Diabetes are:

  • Ketoacidosis: this is when the inadequate production of insulin causes large amounts of glucose to enter the cells. When this happens the body starts to burn fatty acids to produce energy and unhealthy amounts of acidic ketone bodies. This causes long term side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss etc.
  • Hypoglycemia: it is when you have very low levels of sugar in your blood.

The Long Term Effects of Type-1 Diabetes are:

  • Kidney problems that lead to swelling of feet, ankles, shortness of breath, darker urine flow, tiredness and nausea and vomiting.
  • Heart diseases sometimes even resulting to a stroke.
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Retinopathy: this is a form of diabetic retinopathy, which may cause blindness and severe eye problems as well.
Also Read: What are the Causes of Sugar (Diabetes)? 

Type Two:

This is the type of history that has a lot to do and is affected by the family history amongst younger generations. In this type of diabetes, the blood glucose levels are so high that insulin production is curbed by the body. The little insulin that is produced in this diabetes experiences a resistance from the body and does not get used. This is the kind of diabetes that can pass on through genes of a family. If an ancestor was diagnosed with diabetes, then the predecessors are most likely to give rise to this diabetes if they live an unhealthy lifestyle.

This is a form of Hyperglycemia, a case somewhere opposite to hypoglycemia of the type 1 diabetes.

The Symptoms of Type-2 Diabetes are:

  • Sudden loss of muscle mass
  • Extreme thirst 
  • Increased hunger
  • Tiredness in the body

A lot of Risk Factors are Noticed in Type-2 Diabetes:

  • Being overweight or obese
  • An unhealthy diet routine
  • Having raised cholesterol levels
  • High blood pressure
  • Physical inactivity

Ayurveda is a medicinal practice that finds its origins in India and has been with us since centuries ago. Ayurveda works on the grounds of maintaining the delicate balance of the mind, body and soul, and further aims to strengthen this balance. This holistic practice has cured extreme ailments and boasts solutions for most ailments in a human body. Diabetes is no stranger to the Ayurvedic practices.

Diabetes has become an epidemic situation for 420 million people in the world. A problem of this proportion has solutions too, and here, beneath our Indian skies we are proud of our ancient medicine system that has treated since ages of yore, the most complicated diseases and ailments discriminating no human or living being for that matter. The practice is effective and customizable for each person according to the doshas in their bodies. Ayurveda works by firstly recognizing the “doshas” (faults and flaws) within the body that may not all be visible to the eyes.

Here are a few ayurvedic methods to keep your kind of diabetes under control.

  1. Jamun (Indian Black Berry)
    The leaves of the jamun plant are very potent to keep the glucose levels on check. Take 9-10 leaves of the jamun fruit and grind it in a glass of water, now drain the juice and intake it. Drink this juice for 10-12 days in a month, every month.
  2. Neem and Tulsi
    When it comes to Ayurveda, the plants and leaves make so many medicines. Take 3-4 Neem tree leaves, along with 3-4 Tulsi leaves, wash them thoroughly and chew them. Do this every day.
  3. Karela (Bitter Guard)
    This guard is probably the best solution to keep blood sugar levels in check. Take 3-4 guards and de-seed them. Grind them in a juicer. Add some salt and water to this concentrated juice and drink it. This will be an extremely bitter experience but hey, medicine is not meant to taste like gourmet food, so close your nose and gulp it down. Drink this juice for 2-3 months and see for yourself all the changes it has brought about. You will be surprised and happy with the results.
  4. Aloevera
    Aloevera is a super plant, and works wonders to lover blood glucose levels and maintaining a good balance. Take the gel from the aloevera stem, add ½ a teaspoonful of ground bay leaf, ½ teaspoonful of turmeric powder and ingest it once in the morning in an empty stomach. Do this for 4-5 days a week for a few months.

In the case of diabetes, which is a lifelong ailment, Ayurveda can help to keep it under controlled levels with really effective processes. The best part about ayurvedic treatments is that they have zero side effects as compared to an allopathic treatment. It is highly recommended that you give this holistic practice a go! And reap amazing benefits!

Also Read: How to Reduce Sugar Level (Diabetes) With Natural Home Remedies?

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