DIABETES MELLITUS

It is known as “Madhumeha” in Ayurved. It is characterized by abnormally high levels of blood glucose&its subsequent excretion through urine. With diabetes, either body cant use the insulin or it doesn’t make enough insulin. High levels of blood glucose can damage the tiny blood vessels of kidneys, heart, eyes or nervous system. According to Ayurved impaired digestion causes irritation of vata and kapha dosha mainly and deterioration of dhatus (body tissues) which affects all vital organs of the body.

Symptoms
  • Hunger
  • Fatigue
  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent&increased urination
  • Weight loss
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Blurred vision
  • Excessive sweating
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
Do’s
  • Exercise regularly
  • Include bitter gourd, Snake gourd, black pepper, onions, garlic in daily diet intake
  • Regularly check BSL, BP and weight
  • General body Massage (Snehan) can relieve the stress which affects the BSL
Don’ts
  • Avoid sugars, jaggery, milk products, deep fried foods, potatoes
  • Avoid sweet fruits like mangoes, grapes, chicken, dates etc.
  • Avoid daytime sleeping.
  • Avoid alcohol, smoking
Home Remedies
  • Have half tsf of turmeric powder with half tsf of amla powder early in the morning to take care of BSL.
  • Have 15-20ml of bitter gourd juice mixed with snake gourd juice early morning.
  • Early morning brisk walk of 30-45 mins followed by meditation for 15-20 mins can help overcome BSL earlier.