Diabetes

  • India has the world’s highest diabetic population with over 35 million people & by 2025, this number is expected to double (70 million), meaning every 5th diabetic in the world would be Indian
  • Nearly 422 million people live with diabetes worldwide, according to the World Health Organization
  • Every 1 in 2 people with diabetes don’t know they have it
  • Low & middle-income countries are suffering from 80% of diabetes deaths
  • Diabetic patients are more prone to dehydration
  • It is a significant risk factor for heart disease & stroke
  • Adding fiber to your food can mute the blood sugar spikes in your food
  • Type 2 diabetes is more common than type 1 diabetes, & accounts for around 90% of all diabetes worldwide
  • Obese, smoking & alcoholic people are more prone to develop diabetes
  • Clinical research found that babies who breastfeed at least 3 months had a lower incidence of Type 1 diabetes & may be less likely to become obese as adults
  • Increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes by 13% over 10 years is due to regularly drinking sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Experts report that diabetes decreases life expectancy by 5 – 10 years
What are different types of diabetes?
 
1) Type I diabetes
2) Type II diabetes
3) Gestational diabetes
What are the causative & risk factors of diabetes?
  • Family history
  • Being obese / over-weight
  • PCOD
  • High BP
  • Increasing age
  • Physical inactivity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Insulin resistance
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Gestational diabetes during a pregnancy
  •  low levels of HDL and elevated levels of triglycerides
  • Urbanisation
  • Stress
What are the signs & symptoms of diabetes?
 
General Symptoms
Symptoms in Men
Symptoms in Women
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased hunger
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Increased thirst
  • Blurred vision
  • Weight loss
  • Foot sores that do not heal
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Poor muscle strength
  • Urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Yeast infections
  • Dry & itchy skin
  • Thyroid problems
  • PCOD
  • Large for gestational age babies in diabetic mothers
What are the complications of diabetes?
Acute complications:
  • Severely elevated blood sugar levels due to an actual lack of insulin / a relative deficiency of insulin
  • Abnormally low blood sugar levels due to too much insulin / other glucose-lowering medications
Chronic complications:
  • Blood vessel diseases
            a) Small vessel disease (micro-vascular disease) — Leads to cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, kidney failure & diabetic neuropathy
            b) Large vessel disease (macro-vascular disease)
  • Atherosclerosis leading to coronary heart disease, strokes, & pain in the lower extremities because of lack of blood supply (claudication)
  • Causes damage to the blood vessels
How can diabetes be diagnosed?
 
Blood tests to diagnose pre-diabetes & diabetes include:
  • Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) test
  • A1C test
Testing between the 24th & 28th weeks of pregnancy reveals gestational diabetes:
  • Glucose challenge test
  • 3 hour glucose tolerance test
What are the advantages of homeopathic medicines over allopathic treatment?
 
Allopathic treatment
Possible side-effects of allopathic treatment
Advantages of homeopathy
Oral hypoglycemics
(Metformin, sulphonyl ureas, biguanides, pioglitazones etc.,)
  • Over dosage results in hypoglycaemia, lactic acidosis, bladder carcinoma
  • Biochemical tissue salts enhance mineral absorption in the pancreas without side-effects
  • Boosts immunity
Insulin injection
  • Hypokalaemia
  • Overdose results in hypoglycaemia
  • Expensive
  • Relatively difficult to administer
  • Minimal doses with maximum results
  • Affordable
  • Very easy to administer natural oral medicines
Surgical interventions (Bariatric surgery for obese patients)
  • High chance of recurrence
  • Invasive
  • Expensive
  • Risk of complications
  • Low chance of recurrence
  • Non invasive
  • Affordable
  • No complications at all
Note: Treatment results may vary from person to person
Treatment at Drs Homeo International
 
Identify root causes & eliminate
them with holistic approach
Natural oral medicines (Dilutions, tissue salts & mother tinctures)
  • Family history
  • Being obese / over-weight
  • PCOD
  • High BP
  • Increasing age
  • Physical inactivity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Insulin resistance
  • Impaired glucose tolerance
  • Gestational diabetes during a pregnancy
  • Elevated levels of triglycerides
  • Low levels of HDL
  • Urbanisation
  • Stress
Natural medicines:
  • Decreases the amount of sugar in the urine
  • Lowers the blood sugar almost immediately
  • Reduces the symptoms like great thirst, emaciation, large amount of urine, diabetic ulceration etc.,
  • Reduces the carbohydrate & lipid metabolisms
  • Natural medicines reduce both early & late symptoms of diabetes by boosting the pancreatic function which helps in sufficient insulin production
  • Tissue salts enhance the mineral & vitamin absorption in pancreas that are essential for pancreatic health
  • Mother tinctures have very fast action (within 3 to 4 minutes) & that action remains for several hours in cases of acute exacerbations
  • Allows the healing of pancreatic tissues which avoids further pancreatic damage & strengthens the entire pancreatic system
  • Has effective anti-hyperglycaemic activity & controls the progression of diabetic symptoms
Holistic approach — We focus on identifying the exact root cause of diabetes & then treat the patient as a whole. A detailed history of medical, genetical, lifestyle, work, home environment, emotional well-being & causative factors are taken into account to select the most appropriate constitutional medicine
 
Although, permanent cure for diabetes is almost impossible, natural homeopathic medicines improves many of the unpleasant concomitant symptoms in the safest way
 
Generally takes time to show results as it focuses on hitting the root cause of the disease
(Permanent cure)
 
Mindfulness — The earlier you get diagnosed with diabetes, the sooner you can start the treatment
 
Lifestyle modifications
 
1) Foods to eat:
3 cardinal principles — Maintain a strict dietary schedule; Eat protein with every meal; Include daily fruits & vegetables in your diet
  • Green leafy vegetables — Spinach, collard greens, kale, cabbage, squash & broccoli
  • Low GI carbs — Soy products, beans, fruit, milk, grainy bread, porridge (oats) & lentils
  • Spices — Cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, garlic etc.,
  • Citrus fruits — Oranges, grapefruits & lemons
  • Berries — Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries & raspberries
  • Whole grains — Brown rice, whole-grain bread, whole-grain pasta, quinoa, millet, rye etc.,
  • Beans — Kidney beans, pinto beans, black beans, navy beans, adzuki beans etc.,
  • Nuts — pecans (1.2 grams), brazil nuts (1.4 grams), macadamia nuts (1.5 grams), walnuts (2 grams), hazelnuts (2 grams),  almonds (2.6 grams), pistachios (5 grams), cashews (7.7 grams)
  • Seeds — Flaxseeds, chia seeds
  • Fatty fish — Salmon, trout, sardines, herring, anchovies, mackerel etc.,
  • Green tea, greek yogurt & eggs
  • Extra-virgin olive oil — 1 tsp per day early morning
 
2) Foods to avoid / limit:
Limit / avoid processed foods
Pay attention to portion sizes to avoid overeating
  • High GI (Glycemic Index) carbs — White bread, white rice, white pasta, white potatoes, pumpkin & popcorn
  • High GI fruits — Melons, banana & pineapple
  • Saturated & trans fats — Margarines, peanut butter, spreads, creamers & frozen dinners. Many fried & processed foods, including fries, chips, & baked goods, contain these types of fats
  • Sugar-sweetened beverages & refined sugar — Cool drinks, flavoured yogurt, flavoured coffee, flavoured soda etc., Aim to limit / avoid refined sugar, present in both store-bought & homemade sweets, cakes, & biscuits
  • Limit salt intake
  • Drink alcohol in moderation, if possible avoid
 
3) Guidance for supplementation — Vitamin B1 boost your immune system & helps deals with diabetic symptoms
 
4) Regular exercise in moderation —  Regular, low-impact exercise is the golden ticket when it comes to living well with both RA & OA.
 
5) Sleep — Aim to sleep a minimum of 8 hours every night. Maintain a sleep rhythm with a daily schedule.
 
6) Yoga poses — Viparita Karani; Supta Baddha Konasana; Paschimottanasana; Salamba sarvangasana; Halasana; Urdhva Mukha Shvanasana; Dhanurasana; Ardha Matsyendrāsana; Savasana; Supta Matsyendrasana; Balasana
Note: Yoga poses are not recommended in pregnancy & hypertension
 
7) Stress management — Stress can exacerbate RA symptoms & there are numerous stress management techniques. Some common ones are deep breathing & meditation.
 
8) Manage occupational risks — Jobs that involve a lot of repetitive motion can be hard on your joints. Talk to your doctor about ways to reduce your OA risk if your job involves a lot of kneeling, lifting, twisting, walking etc.,
 
*** Constitutional homeopathic treatment, along with these diet & lifestyle changes, can work wonders in treating diabetes & controlling the symptoms
At Drs Homeo International Homeo, we have treated diabetic patients effectively with an incredible success rate of 96%. Pie diagram — Cured (96%); No significant change (3%); No change at all (1%)
How can we prevent diabetes?
 
Type 1 diabetes is caused by a problem with the immune system. Some causes of type 2 diabetes, such as your genes / age, aren’t under your control either. Most diabetes prevention strategies involve making simple adjustments to your diet & fitness routine
If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, here are a few things you can do to delay / prevent type 2 diabetes:
  • Staying physically active — Get at least 150 minutes per week of aerobic exercise, such as walking / cycling
  • Cut saturated & trans fats, along with refined carbohydrates, out of your diet
  • Eat more fruits, vegetables, & whole grains — Eat whole fruit instead of drinking fruit juice
  • Cutting back on daily calories
  • Lose weight to win — Try to lose 7% of your body weight if you’re overweight / obese

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