As India has become the diabetes capital of the world. It’s pretty sad and alarming for us. This whole diabetic-capital-situation has come to us due to some reasons like:
- Sedentary Lifestyle
- Stress & Anxiety
- Junk Food
India has been a country of Ayurved, healthy food, and Yog or as we call it nowadays Yoga! But we have westernized ourselves, we became more civil, more ‘classy’ and more ‘brand conscious’! (ya, sarcasm intended!) And this is what we have got, “Diabetes Mellitus”
It has it’s baby version too, which is known as ‘Diabetes Insipidus’. It occurs in babies by birth and there is no other treatment available for it, other than the insulin dependence.
In this article, we are going to tell you, what ‘Diabetes Mellitus’ is all about and how to prevent it from occurring. So let’s get started.
How does this disease occur?
Each and every organ of our body has its specific job to do like stomach digests food, heart pumps blood through the body, lungs purify it and so on!
The little leaf-like organ named as ‘pancreas’ helps in regulating the sugar levels in the body. The pancreas secretes a hormone named as ‘insulin’ and insulin allows the whole body to take glucose for energy consumption for the body.
It’s like that “Insulin is like a toll tax that lets our body use the sugar available to it.”
more like “Pay insulin and use glucose!”
So, when the amount of insulin is less, then less glucose is available for consumption. The rest of the sugar remains wandering in the bloodstream, just keeping the blood sugar levels high. The high blood sugar levels lead to ‘hyperglycemia’ that is, increase in the amount of glucose available in blood!
So what happens next?
Increase in your blood sugar levels can make you:
- More fatigued than ever
- General body ache or malaise
- Frequent urination (as your body wants to get rid of extra sugar)
- Frequent thirst (due to water loss from frequent urination)
- Itching on soles and palms (if your body is very sensitive to changes)
- Irritation and burning sensation in the soles of your feet (not in everyone) etc.
How does blood sugar enter into urine?
Our body has its own defense as well as cleaning mechanisms. During the process of digestion, some extra or unwanted products are taken out of the body as waste matter. Since that blood sugar is not being used, it got excreted in urine. This is a clear sign of an excess of sugar in blood! So if you get in this type of situation, you better check your diet and consult your physician.
What can be done?
1. The medications are basically the hypoglycemics which just decrease the level of glucose in the blood.
2. The Yoga Exercises are actually very effective for decreasing your blood sugar level. The manduk asana is especially for activating the pancreas.
3. The dietary monitoring is also a crucial and brutal step. Treat yourself with bite-sized dessert once in awhile, but take a good serving of veggies, salads and protein food to keep your sugar levels in control.
4. The Pranayam has done wonders in treating and controlling this disorder. Kapalbhaati Pranayam is the best for managing blood sugar levels.
5. The physical activities help in burning up of the glucose thus the body starts consuming from the glucose available in the bloodstream. Cardio workouts like walking, jogging, cycling, and swimming respond best to the sugar levels.
6. Stress reduction is an important part of your diabetes management. As it all starts with a good and healthy lifestyle and the will to stay well and happy.
So, if you are a diabetic, then you need to follow the above mentioned 6 measures so that you can get rid of the 1st measure that is medicines. Thus living your life to the fullest with the right food, right exercise and right amount of dessert eating too!
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Till then “ If you treat yourself with your favorite dessert once, make sure you sweat it out twice.”
Note: The remedies or exercises provided in this article are not a replacement for a medical advice. Please consult a healthcare professional before following the solutions.