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Diabetes (Diabetes mellitus or Type 2 Diabetes)


What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus or Type 2 Diabetes is a condition where the insulin secretion or insulin efficiency in the body drops down over time. Insulin is a hormone secreted by pancreas that helps in carrying glucose from the blood into the cells. In Diabetes, this function of insulin is impaired, as a result the glucose stays in the blood leading to high blood glucose levels. This condition can lead to more health problems that could be serious or life-threatening.

What are the Symptoms of Diabetes?

Typical: Often, there are no symptoms. When first symptoms do occur, they include excessive thirst and/or urination, fatigue, weight loss, and/or blurred vision.
Might Experience: tiredness, dry skin, very hungry or thirsty, urinate often (especially at night), blurry vision, losing weight without trying, and tingling in hands or feet.

What are the Causes of Diabetes?

  • Excessive Weight
  • Physical inactivity
  • Family history
  • Aging
  • High Blood Pressure

When to see a Doctor?

More than normal fatigue, blurred vision
Drinking and urinating more than normal

Regular screening: Every year after the age of 40

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Diabetes

Cut sugar: Eating less sugar on a daily and weekly basis will help to prevent diabetes. Switch to a low-carb diet and watch your portion sizes. Choose foods with high soluble and insoluble fiber.
Exercise regularly: Exercise regularly. Physical activity is known to reduce insulin insensitivity and helps in reducing blood sugar.
Drink water more often: Drinking more water will help your body stay fully hydrated.
Quit smoking: Smoking is known to increase the risk of diabetes, quit smoking to reduce your chance of getting diabetes.

Common Ayurvedic Remedies for Diabetes

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