What causes Diabetes?
Whenever we consume any food (Protein, Fat or Carbohydrates), the food we eat gets broken down into simplest sugar form which is glucose. This glucose is a major source of energy for living cells and our body.
Now let's understand what Insulin does. Insulin is a hormone produced by the Pancreas.It's job is to convert glucose into energy. Insulin basically, acts like a key to open each cell of the body and allows glucose to enter it.Therefore, it is a key deciding factor as far as your body glucose and energy levels are concerned.
Now, when our Pancreas do not produce sufficient Insulin or our body develops resistance to insulin, the glucose is not fully converted to energy and remains in the blood. This increased blood glucose levels in the blood is what we call Diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes which is genetic in nature and occurs mostly in adolescents and children.Diabetes is primarily of three types:
Is there a cure for diabetes?
In Alternative or Natural treatment for Diabetes, treatment is provided with the use of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy practices. Some of these therapies can also be performed at home.
You can follow the below simple home remedies for diabetes.
Let’s understand if there is a Permanent Cure for Diabetes at a Wellness Retreat:
Why should you consider Natural treatment for Diabetes at a Wellness Retreat?
Because it provides you with a clearly defined path designed with the help of an expert, to eradicate the root cause of the disease. Therefore, this approach is considered to be better than being dependent on conventional medicines for your lifetime.
An effective treatment also requires rigor and discipline on the part of patient both during inpatient stay and follow up treatments (medicines, dietary, lifestyle changes and yoga) to provide maximum results. Now this is only possible at an Ayurveda Retreat for Diabetes.
At a Health Retreat, your treatment will be customized as per your body doshas and will revolve around alternative treatment methodologies which primarily include Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy and Meditation.
Now, let's try to understand how it works!
Treatment & Booking Process:
Now let's try to understand a few Ayurveda and Yoga treatments for Diabetes along with supplement therapies, you will undergo during your stay at a Wellness Retreat.
Ayurveda has a long history of treating Diabetes; hence intervening Ayurvedic treatment in earlier stages may give promising results in the management of diabetes.
Ayurveda emphasizes that the first and foremost pillar for prevention as well as the treatment of any disease is to identify and treat its root causes and treat the same. This is called the principle of Nidana Parivarjanam in Ayurveda.
It will help you maintain a healthy glucose level in the body in a very easy and harmless manner. Ayurvedic medication, purification treatments (Panchkarma) and remedial massages such as Thakaradhara, Pizhichil, Abhyangam are some of the common treatments.
Panchkarma procedures are intended to enhance insulin sensitivity of type - 4 glucose receptors thus reducing insulin resistance, and also to enhance insulin secretion and regeneration of beta cells.
Primary Ayurveda therapies at a Wellness Retreat would include:
The use of Ayurveda treatment for type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, a chronic, yet treatable disease, has shown marked improvement on patient outcomes in numerous case reports.
Yoga for Diabetes:
Lean diabetic patients may be advised to perform specific yoga positions that are believed to benefit them with the physical stress. Certain postures are believed to stimulate the pancreas and improve its function.
The following yogic practices are beneficial in diabetes mellitus; when performed under the guidance of qualified Yoga therapist. Duration of each exercise is decided by the Yoga therapist.
1. Katiichakrasana,Tdasana, Pavanamuktasana, Gomukhasana,Shalabh!sana, Vakrasana,Shasankasana, Dhanurasana, Mayur!sana, Pashchimottanasana,ushtrasana etc
2. Bhastrika, Bhramari,Suryabhedana pranaama.
3. Kunjala, shankhakha prakshalana, Vastra dhauti
Sattvic and Vegetarian food:
In an Ayurveda Retreat, you will be provided with Sattvic vegetarian meals to help you get maximum benefits from this program. The food is provided basis Ayurveda principles that helps you manage weight from within.
Meditation and Chanting:
Group Meditation / Group Chanting - There is no better way to manage imbalances leading to a disease, than meditation. Group Meditation / Chanting practiced at these Yoga Retreats help you explore your spiritual angle and develop holistic ways to re-align your doshas which may have caused any illnesses in the first place.
Now that you are convinced about taking up treatment for your Diabetes at a Wellness Retreat, what are you waiting for?
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What are the major risk factors for Diabetes?
1. Family history
2. Obesity (BMI > 27kg/ m2)
3. Age > 45 years
4. Hypertension (B.P. > 140/ 90 mm of Hg)
5. HDL < 35mg/ dl and/ or triglycerides levels > 250mg/ dl
6. Habitual physical inactivity
What are the most common symptoms of Diabetes?
The presentation of symptoms in elderly patients with diabetes may be significantly different from the classic triad of polyuria, polydypsia, polyphagia and weight loss. They may present along with fatigue, anorexia, failure to thrive, loss of motivation, difficulty in concentration and urinary incontinence.
What are the early symptoms of Diabetes?
Additionally, to avoid the medical implications of the disease on your body, regular check ups are advised, as follows:
a. Regular monitoring of blood glucose level and medical checkup.
b. Glycosylated haemoglobin (HbA1c) test at least twice in a year
c. Eye examination annually.
d. Foot examination twice a year / daily by the patient.
e. Renal function screening yearly.
f. Blood pressure quarterly.
g. Lipid profile annually.
h. Cardiac check up once annually.
How to manage Diabetes at home?
Following are the suggestions to manage Diabetes at home:
1. Do physical activity at least for 30 - 60 minutes daily.
2. Increase the use of barley, wheat, mudga and roasted chana (bengal gram) in diet.
3. Limit the use of potato, rice, milk, milk products and oily foods.
4. Take utmost care of personal hygiene especially of feet and hand.
5. Avoid any injury and immediately consult in case of injuries/ skin infections.
6. Avoid tobacco and liquor consumption in any form.
7. Restrict or stop intake of sweets.