TYPE 2 DIABETES
Type 2 diabetes occurs when our pancreas can't make enough insulin or our body can't use insulin in a right way. Insulin, a hormone which our pancreas makes, helps glucose to move from the blood into the cells of our body. Our body can either store this glucose or uses it for energy. Without insulin, movement of glucose from the blood to the body cells is not possible and hence our blood sugar gets high.
What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?
Fatigue, thirst, blurred vision, dry mouth, excessive urination, weight loss, hunger, etc are some of the common symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
How Type 2 diabetes is different from Type 1 diabetes?
The cells of our body that release insulin, gets destroyed by the body's immune system in type 1 diabetes. It reduces the insulin production from the body. In type 2 diabetes, our body still makes insulin but the cells don't use insulin in a right way and this condition is known as insulin resistance.
What is the normal range of blood glucose levels?
Normal blood glucose levels for a diabetic person should be 70-130 mg/dL before meals and under 180 mg/dL is recommended, 2 hours after meals.
How our body controls blood sugar?
The blood sugar level rises after meals as carbohydrate is digested. It leads to the release of insulin through beta cells of the pancreas into the blood stream. This insulin helps our body cells to use glucose for energy. If all the glucose is not needed, then the rest of the glucose is stored in the fat cells or liver as glycogen. Now, as sugar moves into the cells from the blood, blood sugar levels return to a normal range.
How can Type 2 diabetes be diagnosed?
Type 2 diabetes can be diagnosed with blood glucose tests and HbA1c test. A hemoglobin A1c test or Glycohemoglobin test is a blood test which is used to check the amount of sugar that is bound to the hemoglobin in the RBC's.
Effect of stress on diabetes
Stress can change the way our body handles insulin and thereby affecting blood glucose levels of the body. Stress can be physical or emotional.
Effect of exercise on diabetes
Regular exercise is necessary to manage diabetes. Yoga, especially Paschimottanasana, Halasana, Pranayama and Vajrasana, are effective in managing diabetes. The exercise is in fact good for the overall health of the body. It helps to maintain healthy weight. It helps to relieve from stress and improves our mood.
Complications of Type 2 diabetes
High blood sugar may affect our eyes, feet, skin, Heart and blood vessels. Even common infections may become serious if you are suffering from diabetes.
Ayurvedic approach to diabetes
In Ayurveda, diabetes is known as "Prameha". Untreated "Prameha" leads to Type 2 diabetes, which is known as "Madhumeha" in Ayurveda. Imbalance in kapha dosha is the main cause of Prameha and Madhumeha. Unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, excessive sleep and stress are some of the factors that aggravate Vata dosha of the body.
Is there any Ayurvedic treatment for Type 2 diabetes?
In general, treatment of any disease depends on various factors such as lifestyle, eating habits and physical activity, etc. Treatment of particular disease depends upon the cause of the disease. By maintaining healthy lifestyle, healthy diet and regular exercise, we can manage the symptoms of any disease to some extent and maintain overall health of the body.
Is there any natural supplement for healthy glucose level?
Yes, nowadays markets are flooded with so many natural supplements for healthy glucose levels. Planet Ayurveda also provides dietary supplements (Diabeta plus) for healthy blood glucose level which is free from side effects and formulated by MD Ayurveda doctors.
Planet ayurveda's dietary supplements for healthy glucose levels
The Diabeta plus capsules of Planet Ayurveda contain the extracts of Gurmaar (Gymnema sylvestrae), Karela (Momordica charantia), Vizaysaar (Pterocarpus marsupium), Saptrangi (Salacia oblonga), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) and Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) in it.
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