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Diabetes … A Slow & Sweet Poison

Diabetes is a disease that can be considered as slow poison in the blood. 

It is commonly known as blood sugar. It is World's fastest growing disease and millions all over the world suffer from it. The global statistics are alarming: diabetes kills one person every 10 seconds, and a limb amputation is carried out as a result of the disease every 30 seconds. 

One out of every three people with diabetes is unaware they have this chronic condition. Diabetes can be dangerous if ignored and it can make a person's life hell.


What is Diabetes: Diabetes is a psychosomatic and metabolic disease, which occurs when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin it produces.

What is Insulin Resistance: Insulin is a hormone, produced by the pancreas, which is central to regulating carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body.

What is Glucose: Glucose is a form of sugar that the cells of the body need for energy. But before a cell can use glucose, insulin is needed to process the sugar into a form the cell can absorb.

How Does Pancreas Work: The pancreas is a gland behind our stomach and in front of our spine.

Its two main functions are: to secrete hormones that regulate blood glucose levels and to produce enzymes that help digest foods.

What Are the Leading Causes of Diabetes: Eating too much, moving too little, living too fast, obesity and inactivity are the leading cause of the diabetes.

What Are the Different Types of Diabetes:
Diabetes are divided into three categories viz Diabetes 1, Diabetes 2 and Pregnancy Diabetes.

Type 1 Diabetes (known as insulin-dependent or childhood-onset diabetes) is characterized by a lack of insulin production.

Type 2 Diabetes (called non-insulin-dependent or adult-onset diabetes) is caused by the body’s ineffective use of insulin. It often results from excess body weight and physical inactivity.

Gestational Diabetes is hyperglycaemia that is first recognized during pregnancy.

Risk Factors for Type 1 Diabetes: The primary risk factor for type 1 diabetes is a family history, diseases of pancreas, infection or illness

Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes: The risk factors for developing type 2 diabetes are obesity or over weight

Risk Factors for Type 3 Diabetes: It usually goes back to normal after the baby is born.

All three types of diabetes share the same basic characteristic -- the body's inability either to make or to use insulin. If you are not taking proper precautions then over a period of time, this buildup causes damage to your kidneys, heart, nerves, eyes, and other organs.

Symptoms of Diabetes: Frequent urination, Disproportionate thirst, Intense hunger, Weight gain, Unusual weight loss, Increased fatigue, Irritability, Blurred vision, Cuts and bruises don't heal properly or quickly, More skin and/or yeast infections, Itchy skin, Gums are red and/or swollen - Gums pull away from teeth, Frequent gum disease/infection, Sexual dysfunction among men, Numbness or tingling, especially in your feet and hands, Always Tired Etc..

Many people have this disease without knowing it. If you said yes to two or more of the above symptoms, its better you should see your doctor for a checkup. If you’re not at risk now, it’s still a good idea to look at your lifestyle – should you make changes to reduce your risk in the future?

What Are the Effects of Uncontrolled Diabetes: Heart failure, strokes, amputations, kidney disease, nerve pain, impotency, intestinal disturbance, depression, blindness, and skin problems.

How Can Diabetes be Prevented: Losing weight, being more active, eating a healthy diet (with less fat), adopting a healthy lifestyle, no smoking, and regular visits to your doctor can reduce the risk of complications.


Of course! Yoga is gaining its popularity as a complementary therapy adjuvant to diet and medication for diabetes. Since the main problem here is to restore the normal functioning of the pancreas and other glands such as adrenal, thyroid and sex glands, Asanas have great effect on these organs and other glands. 

Due to various twists, stretches and strains in the body, the muscle and internal organs of abdominal area are fully activated. Because of this activation the condition and functioning of the pancreas is energized and strengthened. It increases the blood supply to various parts of body, improving insulin administration in the body; it also cures the constipation, and corrects the malfunctioning of stomach. 

Pranayamas are useful in diabetes as Alternate nostril breathing has calming effect on nervous system, which reduces stress levels, helping in diabetes treatment. Beside Asana and Pranayama,

Yogic Kriyas, practice of Yoga Nidra, Concentration and Meditation gives the best result. 

Creative visualization of the proper functioning of pancreas and concentration on pancreas during the meditation practice has shown positive effects on sugar levels.

We must consider Yoga very seriously as an effective treatment for diabetes as it provides a definite means for the diabetic to lead a normal life. To restore the normal functioning of the pancreas and glands, the first consideration is to select such Asanas which can help to revive the normal functioning of the endocrinal system. Secondly we should choose such Asanas which are easier to be practised by all. Yogic Management of diabetes is demanding and it is important that diabetics undertake Yogic Therapy under the expert guidance of Yoga Guru who has medical knowledge as well as knowledge of science of Yoga. However, this does not necessarily allow the individual to abandon dietetic restrictions or drugs.

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