Diabetes Mellitus is one of the most costly burdensome chronic diseases of our time and is a condition that is increasing in epidemic populations in the whole world. The complications resulting from the diseases are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and are associated with the failure of various organs such as the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetics are also at a significantly higher risk for coronary artery disease, peripheral vascular disease, and stroke and they have a greater likelihood of having hypertension dyslipidemia, and obesity.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a serious disorder of the glands, of the pancreas to be exact, called Madhumeha in Ayurveda. It is one of the most insidious disorders of the metabolism and, if left undiagnosed, may lead to rapid emaciation and ultimately death.

What are the types of Diabetes?

According to Ayurveda Diabetes is of two types: Diabetes Mellitus- Insulin-dependent Juvenile Diabetes (IDDM-Type I) in which the body is unable to produce insulin and Non-Insulin Dependent Adult Onset Diabetes (NIDDM-Type II) in which the pancreas produces insulin, but it is insufficient for reducing the blood glucose to normal levels.

What are the common symptoms of Type- 1 Diabetes? 

Common symptoms of Type- 1 Diabetes are:

  • Excessive Thirst 
  • Frequent urination 
  • Unexplained weight loss 
  • Irritability 
  • Weakness 
  • Fatigue

What are the common symptoms of Type- 2 Diabetes?

Common symptoms of Type- 2 Diabetes are:

  • Loss of weight 
  • Numbness in hands or feet.
  • Uncontrolled infections 
  • Pain in the limbs 
  • Inflammatory chest infections 
  • Dimness of vision, contrast 
  • Excessive thirst 
  • Body weakness

Home Remedies for Diabetes:

The best remedy for this disease is the bitter gourd, better known as ‘karela’. Eat this vegetable as often as you can or have at least one tablespoon of karela juice daily to reduce blood sugar levels in your blood and urine.

Amla, due to its vitamin C content is effective in controlling diabetes. A tablespoon of its juice, mixed with a cup of fresh bitter gourd juice, taken daily for two months will secrete the pancreas and enable it to secrete insulin.

Take ten tulsi leaves, ten neem leaves, and ten belpatras with a glass of water early morning on an empty stomach. It will work wonders in keeping your sugar levels under control.

The leaves of the Butea tree are very useful in diabetes. They reduce blood sugar and are useful in glycosuria.

Take two teaspoons of powdered Fenugreek seeds with milk. Two teaspoons of the seeds can also be swallowed whole, daily.

Eat 10 fresh fully grown curry leaves every morning for three months. It prevent diabetes due to heredity factors. It also cures diabetes due to obesity.