Let’s get started by understanding what diabetes actually is? Glucose or Blood Glucose is a primary source of energy that is utilized by the cells. For Glucose to travel from blood to cells our body needs insulin. Insulin is produced from Pancreas. But sometimes the body isn’t able to produce Insulin as a result of which the Glucose flows through blood in excessive amounts. It is the increase of this Blood Glucose also known as Blood Sugar which causes diabetes.
What are the different types of Diabetes?
There are many types of Diabetes like type 3c diabetes, type 4 diabetes, etc but the most common are:
- Type 1 Diabetes:
The answer to the most often question, is type 1 diabetes an autoimmune disease? Is yes. In this type, the immune system destroys the cells in the pancreas responsible for producing insulin. This leads to zero production of insulin in the body as a result of which blood sugar level increases. People with this type of diabetes have to take insulin injections everyday to survive.
- Type 2 Diabetes:
This is the most common type of diabetes. In this case, the body is unable to produce or utilize the requisite amount of insulin. It can happen to people of any age but it is generally prevalent in middle aged people.
- Gestational Diabetes:
This type of diabetes occurs only in pregnant women. Its main symptoms are increased urge to urinate and feeling thirstier. It is generally caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy. It is harmful for both mother and child.
The women who suffer from Gestational Diabetes are at a higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes, later in their life.
General symptoms of Diabetes
- Excessive thirst
- Weight loss
- Sudden increase in hunger
- Body fatigue
- Blurred vision
- Skin dryness
- Increased body infections
- Unusually increased time taken by wounds to heal
- Frequent urination
- Tingling or numbness in hands or feet
How to treat Diabetes
As of now, diabetes cure through modern medicines has not achieved any major feat. However the question is there a cure for diabetes? Has been somewhat answered by the ayurvedic and the yogic sciences. Following modern medicines, there are certain changes that one can make in their lifestyle to decrease and control the problem. All of these remedies focus on balancing the Blood Glucose levels.
- Work out every day:
Unhealthy body attracts diseases, if you want to lead a healthier life make exercising a habit. Exercise cures diabetes by helping muscles use that excess Blood Sugar.
- Drink nothing but water:
It’s easier said than done, but once you get into a habit of doing it. You’ll like no other drink but water. Also try drinking lots and lots of water.
- Cut the Carb:
Carbs break sugar down into glucose and you need insulin to take this extra glucose to cells. But since diabetic people suffer from less Insulin production, the increasing the blood glucose can ultimately lead to worsening the condition.
- Increase the fiber:
High Fibre diet has even helped people suffering from Type 1 Diabetes. It slows down the digestion of carbs and ultimately sugar helping in maintaining a healthy blood glucose level.
- Say bye-bye to stress:
Relax, meditate and do everything you can to get rid of stress. It is lethal. Hormones like cortisol and glucagon are released during stress, which lead to higher blood sugar level.