What Causes Diabetes?
Diabetes (diabetes mellitus) is classed as a metabolic disorder. Metabolism in layman's language would mean how our body mechanism utilizes the digested food for our daily needs. Whatever we eat most of it is broken down into Glucose. It is the main source of energy for our body.
The digested food when broken down into glucose finds its way into our blood. However, glucose needs it gate pass insulin to enter into the cells. As soon as the glucose enters cells, the blood-glucose level drops.
One can be categorized to be Type- 1 diabetic if the insulin production by the pancreas is stopped completely. Patients with type 1 diabetes will need to take insulin injections for the rest of their life.
Type-2 diabetic patient's pancreas doesn't produce enough insulin or the body doesn't react properly to insulin. 90% of the cases are Type-2 diabetes. Typically a progressive disease - it gradually gets worse - and the patient will probably end up have to take insulin, usually in tablet form.
Being overweight, physically inactive and eating the wrong foods all contribute to our risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Symptoms of Diabetes:
If you are having any of these symptoms do not leave them unattended and get your blood glucose level monitored.
What is pre diabetes?
A high percentage of patients diagnosed with Type-2 diabetes initially had prediabetes.
The blood glucose levels were higher than normal, but not high enough to be classed as diabetes diagnosis.
The cells in the body are becoming resistant to insulin. It can be called a border line case.
Presence of high visceral fat in your body is an indicator that you could be in a pre-diabetic state
What happens if diabetes is unattended?
Diabetes if left untreated cause multiple organ complications:
Good news!! Diabetes can be controlled to the point where it can be considered cured - stands true for Type - 2 only. Although a regular monitor would always be advised.
Type - 1 patients can be treated with regular insulin injections and a special diet and exercise.
Type - 2 patients can be treated very well with conscious dietary changes and exercise.
The Arogyam plan:
Our approach to treating your diabetes is based on Ayurveda and nutrition science - A unique blend
We approach the disease from root levels and treat it with a vertical growth approach:
Analyzing your body constitution: This plays the vital role in your treatment plan. At this stage, we narrow down the options of nutrition and Ayurveda as per what will suit your body to get optimum results.
What worked for your genetic carrier of Diabetes or a friend might not work for you.
Preparing your nutrition schedule and exercise routine: This is the place where our nutritionist explores and plan the best suitable daily diet routine for you. This needs to be planned very diligently as we will remove certain food items from your routine and but have to replace them with the options that complete your day's nutrition.
Guide you on the faulty beliefs and wrong food habits
We will lead, you just follow !!