diabetes information

Diabetes mellitus refers to a group of diseases that affect how your body uses blood glucose, commonly called blood sugar.

Glucose is vital to your health because it's an important source of energy for the cells that make up your muscles and tissues. It's also your brain's main source of fuel.

If you have diabetes, no matter what type, it means you have too much glucose in your blood, although the reasons may differ. Too much glucose can lead to serious health problems.

Chronic diabetes conditions include type 1 diabetes and type 2 diabetes.

Potentially reversible diabetes conditions include prediabetes — when your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough to be classified as diabetes— and gestational diabetes, which occurs during pregnancy but may resolve after the baby, is delivered.

Symptoms of Diabetes often go diagnosed because many of its symptoms seem so harmless.

Recent studies indicate that the early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes
Frequent urination
Unusual thirst
Extreme hunger
Unusual weight loss
Extreme fatigue and Irritability
Type 2 Diabetes
Any of the type 1 symptoms
Frequent infections
Blurred vision
Cuts/bruises those are slow to heal
Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet
Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections

If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away.

No Symptoms? You May Still Have Diabetes

Often people with type 2 diabetes have no symptoms. That is why it is important to take our Online Diabetes Risk Test to find out if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes.

Also, women with gestational diabetes often have no symptoms which are why it's important for at-risk women to be tested at the proper time during pregnancy.

Risk factors for gestational diabetes include:

  •  Being overweight prior to pregnancy
  •  Having had gestational diabetes in a prior pregnancy
  •  Having a family history of diabetes
  •  Learn more about gestational diabetes
  •  Symptoms of Diabetes Complications
  •  Have you already been diagnosed with diabetes but are concerned about symptoms that may be the result of complications related to diabetes

Complications Of Diabetes

Diabetes in ayurveda

Ancient science of Ayurveda has discussed diabetes at length thousands of years ago. The knowledge and effectiveness of diagnosis can be understood with the fact that Ayurveda has classified Diabetes (madhumeha) into 20 Types.

Ayurveda System of Medicine clearly defines Diabetes. Diabetes Mellitus was known to Indian Civilization since vedic period by the name Asrava (Prameha).

Diabetes is also known as Madhumeha.

Diabetes is also called Maharoga (Major Disease) as almost all parts of the body and every cell of human physiology are affected.

Classification of Prameha (Diabetes) :

According to Ayurveda , Prameha (Diabetes) can be classified in two categories :-

  •  Apatharpana uthaja prameha describing the lean diabetic and
  •  Santharpana uthaja prameha relating the obese diabetic.
Classification according to Causes of diabetes :
  •  Sahaja prameha (congenital)
  •  Apathyanimittaja prameha (due to over eating and poor habits)
Classification of Diabetes according to Dosha :

According to Ayurveda, Prameha(diabetes) is a tridoshaja vyadhi.However the predominance of any one dosha and dooshya enables its classification into Vataja, Pitaja & Kaphaja Pramehas.

They are further sub classified into 20 sub categories according to characteristics of urine, its volume,dhatu being excreted through urine.

Normally, Prameha (Diabetes- Madhumeha) is classified by Ayurvedic Practitioners according todosha predominance viz.

  •  kapahja
  •  pithaja
  •  vathaja
  •  kapha-pithaja
  •  kapha-vathaja
  •  pitha-vathaja, and
  •  vatha-pitha-kaphaja.sannipatha

kevala vathaja and kapha-vthaja(to some extent) and pitha-vathaja can be considered as IDDM. And others are considered as NIDDM

Dr.Garje's diabetes controller therapy

  •  History Taking
  •  Prakruti Parikshan
  •  Clinical Examination
  •  Blood Sugar Check Up
  •  Consultation
  •  pitha-vathaja, and
  •  Guidance on
    • Dr.GARJE'S Diabetes Controller Therapy
    • Diabetes complication management
    • Diabetes education & awareness programme
    • Management of Diabetes (Madhumeha)

According to Ayurveda the line of treatment of Madhumeha is strictly on individuals constitution.

  •  The Prakruti of the patient [CONSTITUTION]
  •  Dosha predominance of disease
  •  Dooshya vitiation
  •  Obstruction in srothus [ system]
  •  Manasika Prakriti
  •  Ahara & Vihara
  •  Hereditary factors etc…

Treatment details

Treatment plans for diabetes @ Dr.Garje Ayurved Panchakarma Clinic

  •  Treatment plan for Pre-Diabetic -
    Patients having the family history of diabetes, obesity ,high lipid level in the blood etc. are considered as high risk cases or susceptible to diabetes
  •  Treatment plan for Early Diabetic -
    Patients suffering from Diabetes since 1-2 years.
  •  Treatment plan for Chronic Diabetic-
    Patients suffering from diabetes since > 2 years with Or without complications.