Diabetes mellitus, also known as Type 2 disease, manifests itself when insulin produced in the body cannot adequately metabolize the sugar in the blood, causing blood sugar levels to spike.
Another reason is that the conversion process itself has become retarded. The cells of the body have become resistant to the available insulin. As a consequence, blood sugar levels rise. The medical name for such a condition is insulin resistance.
Conventional treatment of diabetes, broadly speaking, is composed of the following:
1. Diet modification
Diabetes mellitus, according to Ayurveda, is inherited or acquired by bad lifestyle habits that people learn later in life. They believed that an imbalance in the three doshas, which in Greek medicine would be comparable to ‘humors,’ causes a disease to express itself in the body. A disbalance can bring about metabolic changes in fat and muscle. Imbalances lead to diabetes. Blockages in the urinary system, according to Ayurveda, cause diabetes. Weak urine evacuation makes the patient feel the urge for frequent urination.
The most common healing methods used in T.C.M. are –Chinese herbal medicine, diet therapy, acupuncture and moxibustion, mind/body exercises like qi gong and tai chi, and Tui Na, which is the Chinese term for a Chinese massage.
My research on natural solutions for diabetes informs me that low fat, high-fiber plant-based diet, no dairy, and regular exercise with medication keep the disease under control.
While there have been books on the complete reversal of diabetes with diet and lifestyle modification, I am not convinced that the underlying cause of diabetes mellitus or type 2 diabetes is reversed with diet modification and exercise alone. I will keep a hawk’s eye check on blood sugar levels and manage the disease as efficiently as possible. Your best friend is the diabetologist, dietician, and yourself. Normal life is possible under the guidance of these three individuals.