Life is Sweet: DIABETES Considered

Symptoms-of-diabetesDiabetes is a metabolic disease which can be caused by different causes and affect Carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism.

We all know about it, we all have a friend/relative suffering from it or we have it! According to World Health Organization (WHO), In 2014, 8.5% of adults aged 18 years and older had diabetes. In 2012 diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths and high blood glucose was the cause of another 2.2 million deaths. Although there is no cure for diabetes yet, daily treatment helps control blood sugar, and may reduce the risk of complications. Under a doctor’s supervision, treatment usually involves a combination of weight loss, exercise, and medication.

What Is Diabetes?

There are two types of diabetes, insulin‐dependent (type 1) and non insulin‐dependent (type 2). Both types affect the body’s ability to use digested food for energy. Diabetes doesn’t interfere with digestion, but it does prevent the body from using an important product of digestion, glucose (commonly known as sugar), for energy.

After a meal the digestive system breaks some food down into sugar. The blood carries the sugar throughout the body, causing blood sugar levels to rise. In response to this rise the hormone insulin is released into the blood to signal the body to burn the sugar for fuel, causing blood sugar levels to return to normal.

A gland called the pancreas, found just behind the stomach, makes insulin. Sugar the body doesn’t use right away goes to the liver, muscle, or fat for storage. In someone with diabetes, this process doesn’t work correctly. In people with type 1 diabetes, the pancreas doesn’t produce insulin. This condition usually begins in childhood. People with this kind of diabetes must have daily insulin injections to survive.

In people with type 2 diabetes the pancreas usually produces some insulin, but the body doesn’t respond very well to the insulin signal and, therefore, doesn’t burn the sugar properly, a condition called insulin resistance. Insulin resistance is an important factor in type 2 diabetes.

Over time, this extra sugar in your blood can lead to problems with your eyes, heart, blood vessels, nerves, and kidneys.

Who Develops Diabetes/Risk factors:

  • Age (above 30 for Type 2)
  • being overweight
  • lack of physical activity
  • poor diet
  • lifestyle (sedentary‐person with little or no
    physical activity)
  • family health history

What are the most common signs and symptoms of diabetes?

  • Getting tired easily
  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • increased
  • Weight fluctuation: weight loss or weight gain
  • Blurry vision.
  • Irritability
  • Frequent Infections like skin infections ‐ fungal or bacterial or urinary tract infection
  • Numbness or tingling in hands and feet
  • Poor wound healing

Homeopathy for Diabetes

Homeopathy is based on the principle that disease is a total affliction of body.  When we talk about diseases like diabetes, we talk in terms of management rather than cure. Homeopathic treatment with or without intake of hypoglycemic drugs can prevent the progress and the complications associated with this condition. Moreover timely administered homeopathic medicines help in maintaining the levels of exogenous insulin and hypoglycemic drugs at minimum possible dosage and in preventing the further progress of the disease. Healthy diet and exercise are a must to achieve optimum health results.

We at Healing Harmony have developed a system of treatment of diabetes that comprises not just medicine selection. We will work with you to find an accurate identification of the maintaining cause of your disease state. Diabetes management at our clinic is highly individualized and includes:

  1. In‐depth case taking and giving you a homeopathic medicine.
  2. Customizing a specific diet for you.
  3. Customizing an exercise plan for you.
  4. Advising Regular diabetes monitoring: blood and urine checks, diabetic foot monitoring, eye checks.
  5.  Conducting workshops on meditation and yoga.
  6.  Diabetes education and creating diabetes awareness.

Please be noted that there is no substitute to insulin in homeopathy.

It should be remembered that diabetes is an incurable disease and prevention and maintenance is the only solution till date.

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