Diabetes is one of the most common yet challenging health concerns that people face.

Studies report that nearly 11% of the world population is dealing with diabetes. And yes, it’s challenging to manage. However, not impossible.

Ayurveda is an ancient medical science, suggesting solutions that may help manage diabetes. In this blog, you will come across useful information regarding diabetes, its types and how to treat and control them.

So, let’s dive right in and build a healthier life.

Types of Diabetes in Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, there are twenty types of Prameha – four types can crop up because of vata, six occur because of pitta and 10 occur because of kapha. Madhumeha, a subtype of Prameha is characterised by urine that is sweet and is co related with diabetes.

Primarily we have two types of Prameha that are common in Ayurveda:

  • Avarana
  • Dhatuksyaya

As per Ayurveda, Avarana occurs because of a blockage in the paths of channels. The blockage may be caused by aggravated Kapha. This causes adult-onset diabetes. On the other hand, Dhatukshaya refers to the depletion of tissues in the body. This can cause juvenile diabetes.

Apart from that, Ayurveda considers digestion to be a very important process.

The effective working of the digestive system requires the digestive fire known as Agni to be working well. If this digestive fire is weak (because of Dosha imbalance or other reasons), it can cause various problems. It results in a buildup of toxins that could affect the normal working of the body. It can also weaken the immunity and the body cannot fight infections and diseases.

Diabetes Symptoms

Some of the most common type 1 diabetes symptoms and type 2 diabetes symptoms are‌:

Type 1 diabetes symptoms:

  • Extreme thirst
  • Excessive hunger
  • Dry mouth
  • Upset stomach
  • Urge to vomit
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Constant fatigue
  • Blurry vision

Type 2 diabetes symptoms:?

  • Extreme thirst
  • Unusually frequent urination
  • Excessive hunger
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Slow-healing wounds
  • Frequent urination

Diabetes can often mask the symptoms of other diseases. People who have diabetes may also have other health concerns, such as those relating to the heart or kidney. However, because of diabetes, they may not feel the symptoms. This happens because of excess blood sugar. There are many cases of people suffering a mild heart attack and not knowing about it because of high diabetes levels. Therefore, it is very important to keep blood sugar levels under control.

Ayurvedic ways to manage diabetes

Ayurveda takes a holistic approach to help manage diabetes and most health concerns. Ayurveda suggests a multi-prong approach. The management process includes:

  • Remedies using Ayurvedic herbs.
  • Various therapies help aid the detox procedure that rejuvenates the body. This helps in severe cases of diabetes.
  • Dietary changes help manage diabetes.
  • Lifestyle changes can help manage diabetes.

Apart from this, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For that, you can start a regular workout. You can consider joining the gym, cleansing your diet, and adding bitter fruits to your diet. For example, bitter gourd, gourd, and other astringent fruits and vegetables can help manage diabetes levels.