An Ayurvedic physician shares practical tips on prediabetics
- by Tejal-Gore
- Dec 03, 2021 15:59
Dr. Shyam VL also shares dietary precautions and medication supplements to manage the condition
With good lifestyle differences, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising in your daily routine, and maintaining a healthy weight - you can restore your blood sugar levels to normal. (Source: Getty Images / Thinkstock)
An incurable condition, diabetes is caused when the body does not produce enough insulin or cannot use pancreatic insulin effectively. According to the World Health Organization, diabetes is a growing problem in India, "with an estimated 8.7% of people living with diabetes between the ages of 20 and 70."
But in addition to those who already have diabetes, many young Indians are also at risk of developing diabetes. Therefore, doctors suggest that the best way to handle this condition is to make lifestyle tweaks that include changes in diet and health.
"Diabetes is a threat to modern life. If left untreated, this person could develop diabetes," says ayurvedic physician Dr. Shyam VL.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes is an ailment in which your blood sugar level is higher than normal but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.
According to Ayurveda, 'voluntary eating' is considered to be a major cause of diabetes.
"Relaxing in front of the TV for a long time, no physical activity, also sleeping throughout the day should be avoided by diabetics," stated Dr. Shyam.
According to him, like all other diseases, diabetes can be controlled by lifestyle changes. "With good lifestyle differences, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising in your daily routine, and maintaining a healthy weight - you can restore your blood sugar levels to normal," he advised.
What can be done?
One should limit the number of sweets, junk food, and fatty foods. "Sweets, cream, fruit sugar, cakes, cakes, sweet biscuits, chocolate, cold drinks, condensed milk, cream, jaggery, yogurt should be avoided," said Dr. Shyam.
Enhance your consumption of vegetables and fruits with a low glycemic index and low glycemic load. "Try dairy products that are low in fat and beans. Choose whole grains over and over again. Choose chicken and lean meat instead of lean red meat or processed meat," said Dr. Shyam.
Ayurvedic remedies help to treat pre-existing diabetes
Turmeric and amla
While turmeric helps protect insulin resistance between cells and acts as a sugar trigger for glucose, amla helps prevent cataracts.
Take ¼ a cup of fresh amla and half a teaspoon of turmeric powder daily or a tablespoon of amla powder and a tablespoon of turmeric powder mixed with warm water.
Fenugreek seeds are also known to help control blood sugar and lower insulin resistance in 2 diabetic patients.
Take 2-3 grams of fenugreek seeds included in your diet several times a day.