Ayurveda Treatment for Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease which is caused by high glucose levels in our blood. Diabetes has no cure but can be controlled with proper diet, exercise and medication. Diabetes Mellitus often referred to as Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is a result of faulty insulin secretion, insulin reaction or both. Whichever the case is, the end result is that the body is faced with elevated levels of glucose in the blood and is termed hyperglycemia. It also influences the processing of fat, carbohydrate and protein in the body affecting the whole metabolism. Prolonged Diabetes puts the body prone to other complications such as neuropathy, retinopathy, nephropathy, and cardiovascular conditions as well. More number of people have started considering Ayurveda treatment for diabetes owing to its holistic approach including herbal medications and lifestyle changes that are natural and safe. Sreerudra has experienced Ayurvedic doctors who can help in controlling sugar levels in ways that are easily adaptable for you and deliver the best Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes in Kerala.


Type-1 diabetes

If you have type-1 diabetes, it suggests that your body doesn’t produce insulin. For unknown reasons, the immune system attacks and destroys the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. Type-1 is diagnosed in children and young adults but it can appear at any age which is why it is known as Juvenile diabetes. People with type-1 diabetes need to take insulin every day to keep alive. The ayurvedic cure for diabetes type 1 includes Panchakarma and other classical Ayurvedic detoxification and purification therapies and herbal medications. How to cure juvenile diabetes? Juvenile diabetes can be cured by exercising control over the blood sugar levels by means of exercise, dietary restrictions as well as including certain herbs that have shown remarkable results with type 1 diabetes treatment like Gymnema Sylvestre also known as “Madhunashini” or “Chakkarakolli”.

Type-2 Diabetes

If you have type-2 diabetes, your body doesn’t produce or use the insulin that is produced. This is the most common type of diabetes and is prevalent in the middle-aged to the elderly population. Of all the ayurvedic cure for diabetes type 2, herbal therapy is found to be the most beneficial. Be in the form of internal medications, the herb induced oil for abhyanga or in powdered form for Udwarthanam.

Gestational Diabetes

The type of diabetes that develops in women during pregnancy and goes away after the baby is born. But if you have had gestational diabetes you have a superior chance of developing Type-1 diabetes later. Various dietary changes are introduced in ayurvedic remedies for gestational diabetes like including barley in the regular diet as well as avoiding sugar and sugar products to name a few.
How to cure diabetes during pregnancy?
Curing or getting gestational diabetes under control is essential in minimizing the possible risks for the baby as well as complications in the later stage of pregnancy. Ayurvedic treatment for gestational diabetes starts with the inclusion of cereals that crops in 60 days like rice, wheat and Kodo millet. Certain herbs consumed along with a dash of honey are found to have curing properties are Triphala, cardamom, fenugreek, coriander and Gokshura. A widely asked question is how to reduce gestational diabetes naturally during pregnancy? Lifestyle changes such as having regular exercises like Yoga, light walking and Pranayama along with oil massages and steam baths can also help bring down gestational diabetes.


Signs & Symptoms


Diabetes and Ayurveda

In Ayurveda, diabetes is referred to as “Madhumeha Kshaudrameha” which is subcategorized in “Prameha”. An earlier diagnosis and treatment is helpful in a reversal of the condition. Ayurveda provides customized ayurvedic treatment for diabetes patient according to the condition of each individual. Sreerudra has experienced Ayurvedic doctors who can help in controlling sugar levels in ways that are easily adaptable for you. Personalized consultation ensures that we deliver the best Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes in Kerala.

Glycated hemoglobin (A1C) test

Diabetes Treatment

Diabetes is a condition that results in high glucose levels in our blood. It has no known cure but can be controlled with proper diet, exercise and medication. Studies have been conducted on the effects of herbal medications in enhancing kidney functions and thereby reducing the progress of diabetic nephropathy, particularly with stringent diet restraints and regimens.

Diabetes and Neuropathy

Prolonged diabetes can result in damages or dysfunction of one or more nerves leading to tingling sensation, numbness or pain and weakness in certain areas. This condition is called Diabetic Neuropathy.
Depending on the nerves that are affected, diabetic neuropathy symptoms can vary from numbness or pain in arms and legs that indicates an impaired Vata Dosha, burning sensation may be a result of vitiated Pitta Dosha to more serious issues including heart and blood vessels. Hence diabetic neuropathy treatment plans might need to involve those that pacify both doshas. Diabetic neuropathy is identified with the ICD code 10.

Diabetes and Retinopathy
Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic retinopathy can adequately prevent chronic leakages from the retinal blood canals. Usually, repeated physical therapies in Panchakarma are used to control and improve the condition, such as Netradhara, Lepa, Tharpana, and others. Diabetic retinopathy treatment in Ayurveda is planned after understanding what stage of retinopathy the patient is in along with a detailed analysis of other health conditions as well.
There are four diabetic retinopathy stages

Diabetic Nephropathy

A herbal preparation that is found effective in Ayurvedic treatment for diabetic nephropathy is Shilajitwadi. It is a combination of herbs like Shilajatu, Guggulu and Guduchi. It is also found effective on Mutravaha Srotas. Hence, these preparations have been selected for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy.

Diabetic nephropathy affects the kidney and its ability to perform its usual task of waste and additional fluid removal from the body. Cure for diabetes in kidney disease is being developed using regenerative medicine and these techniques might as well assist in reversal or slowing down of kidney damage caused by the disease.

Diabetes and Heart Disease

The relationship between diabetes and heart disease is kind of inseparable as they are more likely to have some risk factors, like high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, that raises their probabilities of getting a heart attack or a stroke.

In the case of type 1 diabetes and heart disease, it is identified that the presence of calcification in the arterial walls may result in cardiovascular diseases. The constant blood glucose level fluctuations can affect the heart and cause injury to it, causing a condition called cardiac autoimmunity where the body’s immune system attacks the heart which is the main reason of diabetes and heart disease.

Diabetes and Foot Disease

Diabetic foot disease is referred to as Madhumehajanya Vrana in Ayurveda might be a result of two of diabetes induced conditions – Diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage due to diabetes, and Peripheral vascular disease, where blood flow is affected. Any changes in skin colour, foot or ankle swelling, leg pain, fungal infection in toenails, dry cracks around the heels can all be diabetic foot symptoms and signs and can lead to much serious complications such as amputations upon not receiving proper attention. Ayurvedic medications such as Haritaki, Chandraprabha Vati, Swaran Shila, Madhusam powder are a few suggestions in getting diabetes under control for a person with diabetic foot infection symptoms.

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