Diabetes is a chronic condition characterised by high blood sugar levels resulting from the body's inability to properly produce or utilise insulin. In this stage, the blood sugar levels have reached a point where a diagnosis of diabetes is confirmed. In addition to the symptoms of the previous stages, viz high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, high LDL levels, high blood pressure, hyperglycemia, obesity, excessive thirst, excessive urination, excessive frequency of urination and fatigue, the following symptoms may also manifest in the diabetes stage
Unexplained weight loss.
Slow wound healing
Numbness or tingling
Increased susceptibility to infections
ASSOCIATED HEALTH RISKS
Diabetes is commonly accompanied by a low level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) that contributes to the increased cardiovascular risk associated with this condition. Given that HDLs have the ability to improve and increase the uptake of glucose by skeletal muscle and to stimulate the secretion of insulin from pancreatic beta cells the possibility arises that a low HDL concentration in diabetes may also contribute to a worsening of diabetic control. Diabetes increases the risk of:
High blood pressure
High blood triglycerides
Low levels of HDL cholesterol
Consume low-calorie foods to support weight management & blood sugar control.
Start your day with a glass of lemon water to regulate blood sugar levels
Prepare and drink a herbal tea made with
Follow a low glycemic index diet that emphasises whole grains such as
Consume pulses these pulses for their protein & fibre content
Include these vegetables in your diet
Stay hydrated with jau water, coconut water & green tea & include buttermilk & turmeric milk (haldi doodh in cow milk) in moderation
Choose healthier cooking oils such as
Flax Seed Oil
Visit the E-Books section to find healthy, nutritious & Ayurvedic recipes to maintain a healthy diet.
Engage in regular walking to aid in weight management & improve insulin sensitivity.
Practice yoga asanas like Kapalbhati, Anulom Vilom, Mandukasana, Shashank Asana, Uttanapadasana, Yoga Mudrasana, Vajrasana, Gomukhasana, Ardhmatsyendrasana, Pawanmuktasana, Naukasana, and Setu Bandhasana.
Avoid sleeping during the day.
Take a sunbath every day if possible.
Practice Abhyanga or oil massage for relaxation & wellness.
Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption.
Incorporate these herbs into your lifestyle -
Sunthi (Dry Ginger)
HOME REMEDIES FOR DIABETES
Soak Giloy, Kalmegh & Chirayata in water and drink the infused water in the morning.
Mix equal portions of Jamun Seed powder, Giloy Powder & Chirayata (or Kalmegh) powder and consume one spoonful every day.
Drink methi (fenugreek) water or include sprouted fenugreek in your diet.
Drink juice of cucumber, Karela (Bitter Gourd), and tomato.
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