Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic ailment in which your blood glucose levels (often said as blood sugar) increase. It is because the pancreatic gland is unable to produce enough insulin and as such glucose does not get converted into glycogen.
It is very difficult to cure Diabetes because it’s a hormonal problem. But, to everyone’s surprise, Ayurveda and Yoga can actually treat Diabetes in a span of few months only. Yes! That’s right! But, people are ignorant! They only run for allopathy treatments, they don’t know how useful and fruitful our ancient Ayurvedic science is.
About 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, particularly in low-and middle-income countries.WHO
Also, India comes in the top 3 when it comes to the number of diabetic patients in a country. There are an estimated 72.96 Million cases of Diabetic patients in our country.
Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the world.WHO
It won’t be wrong if I say that Diabetes is not only the chronic, metabolic, or hormonal disease but it is a lifestyle disease that is now killing 1.6 Million people every year. It is like a silent killer.
Why Diabetes is known as Lifestyle Disease?
Diabetes is known as a Lifestyle Disease because the lifestyle of people, especially in India has changed a lot. People have adopted western culture so much that they have forgotten their roots only.
Adopting any culture is never bad, but one should have that balance. If you are getting used to the technology world where your things are getting easy, and you are saving time and lots of effort. So, in that case, you should invest that saved time in your health. One should remain active and healthy by adopting a better lifestyle.
Alas! That’s not happening. People have taken their life for granted. They are enjoying the luxuries, they are spending on costly tech products to ease their life but they are not aware that they are making their life hell!
You must have heard this popular saying,
“All work and no Play makes Jack a Dull boy”
And exactly the same case prevails in India currently as people are behind money, no one is taking care of themselves, which is very wrong!
Types of Diabetes
There are mainly three types of Diabetes and they are Type I, Type II, and Gestational.
Type I Diabetes mostly happens at earlier ages. It is most common among children and adolescents. In this condition, your body produces almost no insulin, and as such one has to take insulin injections. Insulin injections help to maintain the blood sugar levels in the body.
Type II Diabetes is the most common form accounting for 90% of total cases. It happens mostly in adults. In this condition, your body produces insulin but it doesn’t use it. It can be cured and prevented by having a healthy lifestyle. And that includes increased physical activity and a healthy balanced diet. Not only that, but a person also needs to take oral medicines to keep their blood sugar levels normal.
Gestational Diabetes happens only while pregnancy. So, sometimes while pregnancy, the mother’s body has increased amounts of blood glucose levels. This condition is very dangerous both for the mother and child as it creates complications in giving childbirth. But the best thing about gestational diabetes is that it vanishes as soon as the pregnancy is over! But, there remains a certain amount of risk also to both mother and the child of developing Type II Diabetes in near future.
How to Treat Diabetes?
The simplest way to treat Diabetes or to prevent it in the first place is exercise. You need to keep your body active the entire day.
Remember your body is like a machine. And you need to use it, else it will get rusted!
With the Help of Ayurveda
Diabetes can be treated with the help of Ayurveda. Medicines like Divya Madhunashini Vati Extra Powder (60g) fights best with Diabetes.
It helps you to fight the complications caused by diabetes such as poor vision, low immunity, skin disorders, and weight problems.
This Madhunashini Vati helps to overcome all of that. Also, it gives a re-energized boost to your body, restores your health, and makes your brain and nervous system very active.
Along with Divya’s Madhunashini Vati, you should also consume Giloy Kadha or Giloy Tablets daily which will further strengthen your immunity system.
One should also consume Aloe Vera’s Juice daily to lower down their blood glucose levels.
With the help of Yoga
Yoga is also found to be very beneficial in treating Diabetes.
If you are Pre-Diabetic or you are Diabetic but your blood sugar levels are not that high:
Practice Breathing Asanas called Pranayamas such as Anulom Vilom and Kapal Bhati. These breathing exercises combined with Mandukasana can treat your blood sugar levels in a month only if you practice it daily.
Daily Workout Duration: 60 minutes
While if your sugar levels are very high, means if you are at high risk, you need to practice more of Yoga asanas and also for a longer time.
The Yoga asanas prescribed for you all are:
All these asanas should be practised for atleast 1-5 minutes each.
You also need to practice Breathing exercises such as Bhastrika ( Deep Breathing), Anulom Vilom, and Kapal Bhati for almost 10-15 minutes each.
Along with these Yoga Asanas and Pranayamas, you also need to walk for almost 20-30 mins daily.
Daily Workout Time: 150 minutes
Things to Take Care If You Are Diabetic
- Inculcate healthy eating habits. Eat more fruits and veggies and fewer grains and other carbs. In short, eat a balanced diet.
- Always use spices like turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin while cooking your veggies. They help to improve digestion and absorption.
- Avoid alcohol, as they spike the blood sugar levels tremendously. Even avoid smoking.
- Include exercise in your daily routine. It can be aerobic, yoga, or even dance.
- Walk at least 10,000 steps daily! It is very essential for people like you who are suffering from the deadly disease called Diabetes.
- Deep Breathing like Kapal Bhati optimizes your metabolism. You should definitely practice it daily.
- Always drink water from a Copper Vessel as it helps in the overall functioning of the body.
Drinking water from Copper Vessel helps to prevent fluctuation of blood sugar levelsDr. Vasant Lad
- One should also consume Fenugreek seeds first thing in the morning.
- Drinking juice of cucumber, bitter gourd, and tomato helps to regulate the blood sugar levels.
Key is to “Be Active”
So, one should try to stay active as much as possible. My only suggestion to all my readers would be, “Move your body, don’t be a couch potato!” Else you will easily get webbed into this deadly disease.