Know How to Manage Your Diabetes and Even Reverse it One DayDecember 5, 2022 2022-12-06 3:55
Know How to Manage Your Diabetes and Even Reverse it One Day
Know How to Manage Your Diabetes and Even Reverse it One Day
Diabetes is a chronic disease that has been plaguing people across the world. The conditions have become so adverse that over 1.5 million deaths reported in 2019 were directly related to diabetes, and about 48% of these deaths occurred in those under the age of 70.
To make matters worse, diabetes directly affects many other body organs, often leading to their failure. It was reported that diabetes contributed to an additional 460,000 kidney disease fatalities. Elevated blood glucose level is responsible for almost 20% of heart disease-related deaths.
All this information further substantiates that – people need to effectively manage and take proper care plan for diabetes. And so, Madhavbaug presents you with this article stating all measures you can take to reduce the ill effects of diabetes on your body and even reverse it one day.
Types of Diabetes and their Care Plans
Mainly, three types of diabetes are seen in people– Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, and gestational diabetes.
Type 1 diabetes
Type 1 diabetes is when your pancreas fails to make insulin or makes very little insulin, which is very difficult to reverse. Hence, it becomes important to manage it properly.
Your type 1 diabetes care plan should include regular blood sugar checks, medications, diet, physical activity, and foot checks. You should also:
- Ask your doctor how frequently you should do your blood sugar checks
- Make sure to know your ideal blood sugar range
- Find out how to correct your elevated or lowered blood sugar levels
- Take your medicines on time and ask your doctor about what to do if you ever skip a dose
- Find your daily carbohydrate requirement and stick to that amount
- Adopt a physical activity regime and follow it with diligence
- Figure out the proper ways to have your foot checked and which conditions require you to call a doctor
In addition, your type 1 diabetes care plan must include long-term checks:
- A1C test every three months
- A1C test, weight check, blood pressure, and dental checkup every six months
- Flu shots, eye examination, cholesterol test, and complete foot check every 12 months
It’s crucial to determine who else will assist you in managing your health daily or in the event of an emergency at each stage of your care plan, as well as when you should contact your healthcare team.
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is a type of acquired diabetes seen in women during pregnancy. GDM affects more than 200,000 births worldwide each year, accounting for around 7% of all pregnancies, and its prevalence can range from 1% to 14% among all pregnancies.
The care plan for gestational diabetes includes the following:
- Monitoring your blood sugar levels and ensuring they remain within a healthy range
- Consuming nutritious meals at the proper times and in the right quantities
- Adopting regular physical exercises during pregnancy and sticking to a consistent regime
- Monitoring the growth and development of your baby to ensure no diabetes-related side effects occur to them
In most cases, gestational diabetes goes away after your delivery, but it leaves some women prone to developing type 2 diabetes in the future. Therefore, it’s important to stick to your healthcare plan diligently.
Type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes occurs when your body cells stop responding to insulin. The insulin hormone secreted by the pancreas acts like a key that signals body cells to take up sugar from blood flow and use it for energy.
When body cells stop responding to insulin, they also lose their capacity to take up energy, thereby hindering body functions.
The main risk factor of type 2 diabetes is it can go unnoticed for several years, and people are often only able to diagnose it when one of their organs fails to function. But the positive side is this type of diabetes can be reversed with proper care.
Madhavbaug, under the guidance of Dr. Rohit Sane, has initiated a fight against diabetes in India and aims to make India diabetes-free.
In their anti-diabetes India campaign, they’ve explained how altering their lifestyle can help reverse type 2 diabetes completely.
Their prescribed care plan is as follows:
Avoiding allopathic medications
Allopathic medicines are the most popular form of treatment for type 2 diabetes, however, they just lower the risk factors for the disease and do not address its underlying causes.
Madhavbaug, hence, suggests patients minimize their use of conventional medicines as their first step to reverse type 2 diabetes.
Having a healthy diet
A healthy diet is a consistent pillar of all health cures. Madhavbaug suggests controlling your portions and having low-calorie, low-carb, nutritious foods as the second step to reverse your condition.
Good physical exercise regime
The suggested physical activity regime includes the following:
- Aerobic exercises like brisk walking, running, cycling, and more
- Muscle training like sit-ups, push-ups, and more
- Yoga and pranayam
- Stress management exercises
Monitoring your blood sugar levels
Adopting Madhavbaug’s care plan will lead to a decrease in blood sugar levels. Patients are suggested to check their fasting and post-meal sugar two times a week.
Since type 2 diabetes is asymptomatic, it can lead to organ malfunctioning. The fifth pillar of Madhavbaug’s care plan includes the “Healing Panchkarma.”
Using ancient Ayurvedic techniques like Snehana, Swedana, and Basti, the resistance of body cells towards insulin is reduced, and the disease is completely reversed over time.
Heart Health Meter: An Additional Protective Layer
Until now, you have read about how to manage different types of diabetes that you might develop, but as you’ve probably heard, “prevention is better than cure,” Madhavbaug brings your Heart Health Meter (HHM) that helps you identify the risk of developing cardiovascular disease way before they’ve been developed.
Now, why are we talking about cardiovascular diseases in an article about diabetes?
Well, first, as mentioned at the beginning of the article, elevated blood sugar levels were associated with 20% of cardiovascular deaths, and HHM by diagnosing your risks of heart disease inevitably helps you with that.
In addition, HHM works on two scoring technologies:
Out of these, the Finnish diabetes risk score directly works on identifying your risks of developing Type 2 diabetes and warning you to take measures on time.
All you have to do to lessen your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease is enroll in Madhavbaug’s heart disease reversal program. Check Heart Health Meter and start monitoring your health scores now!