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Suggest ayurvedic treatment for Type 2 diabetes

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Hi... I was diagnosed with Typ 2 diabetis in Feb 2013. Currently I am taking medication daily. I want to reduce the dependence on allopatic medicines using Ayurveda. Please guide me on this.
Posted Sun, 9 Feb 2014 in Ayurveda
 
 
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 2 hours later
Brief Answer: need more details Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX Thanks for contacting Ayurveda with your health concern and following points need more explanation for Ayurveda Management. 1. You have not told about your Blood sugar levels i.e. whether it is i. normal or impaired blood sugar? [with drugs] ii. Is Fasting Blood sugar Normal and Post Prandial High or Reverse or Both are normal Or both remain high?? iii. I usually enquire for following symptoms from my patients in every case of diabetes and same is expected from your side; . Frequency of urine, thirst and appetite? . loss of weight? . Fatigue, tiredness. . delayed healing of wounds. . Balanoposthitis [in males] : any Genital region pathology. . Tingling of limbs? iv. please revert back with following concerns for Ayurveda Dietary Regime and Management 1. say NO to: Sugar, all sweets, cakes, sweetened biscuits-drinks, sweet fruits like mangoes and grapes, jam,honey, canned sweet fruits. 2. Eat in Plenty: all leafy vegetables, tomato, cucumber, brinjal, cauliflower, lady's finger, soup [tomato/vegetable], butter milk, sugar free drinks, tea/coffee with sweeteners, all cereals, sprouted pulses. 3. Eat restricted quantities: chapati, bread, corn flour, plain or salted biscuits, rice, meat, eggs, chicken, fish, skimmed milk. 4. Regularize timings and quantity of meals. . be careful in festivals and marriages, compensate for extra sweets by reducing previous and subsequent meals. . do not remain starving for long periods . avoid alcoholic drinks. 5. wash the feet daily, dry them, inspect them & then sprinkle lot of talcum powder. . avoid walking barefoot, even at home. . wear soft cotton socks and canvas shoes, avoid tight fitting shoes and chappals. . cut nails carefully and always after bath, when they are soft. PS. what to look for clinically A. 1. Weight 2. blood pressure [must be checked on every visit] 3. Check peripheral pulses on the legs [even if the patient does not have any leg complaints] 4. Examine the feet: especially the inter digital spacesnand soles, for infections, ulcer and sensory loss B. . taking rosuvastatin and fenofibrate means, hyperlipidemia is also there so during next follow up ask for EKG [electrokardiogram], Retinoscopy, Urine for microalbuminuria and Glycosylated Hemoglobin . since you are on glimepride: check with your blood tests [WBC count, SGPT] Dr. Munish Sood Consultant & Physician Naimittika Clinic.
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Follow-up: Suggest ayurvedic treatment for Type 2 diabetes 1 hour later
Hi Dr. XXXXXXX Thanks for your prompt reply. Below the answers to your questions. 1. You have not told about your Blood sugar levels i.e. whether it is i. normal or impaired blood sugar? [with drugs] dont know exactly what is normal/ impaired blood sugar. ii. Is Fasting Blood sugar Normal and Post Prandial High or Reverse or Both are normal Or both remain high?? currently Fasting : 130-140 (average) PP: 110-120 (average)|| When diagnosed... test showed : Fasting 210 and PP: 280 iii. I usually enquire for following symptoms from my patients in every case of diabetes and same is expected from your side; . Frequency of urine, thirst and appetite? No thirst, Every 5-6 hrs, appetite good. . loss of weight? increased .. currently 76 Kgs... height 164.5 cms . Fatigue, tiredness : yes sometimes . delayed healing of wounds. no... did not face the issue till now . Balanoposthitis [in males] : any Genital region pathology. No . Tingling of limbs? No iv. please revert back with following concerns for Ayurveda Dietary Regime and Management 1. say NO to: Sugar, all sweets, cakes, sweetened biscuits-drinks, sweet fruits like mangoes and grapes, jam,honey, canned sweet fruits. 2. Eat in Plenty: all leafy vegetables, tomato, cucumber, brinjal, cauliflower, lady's finger, soup [tomato/vegetable], butter milk, sugar free drinks, tea/coffee with sweeteners, all cereals, sprouted pulses. 3. Eat restricted quantities: chapati, bread, corn flour, plain or salted biscuits, rice, meat, eggs, chicken, fish, skimmed milk. 4. Regularize timings and quantity of meals. . be careful in festivals and marriages, compensate for extra sweets by reducing previous and subsequent meals. . do not remain starving for long periods . avoid alcoholic drinks. 5. wash the feet daily, dry them, inspect them & then sprinkle lot of talcum powder. . avoid walking barefoot, even at home. . wear soft cotton socks and canvas shoes, avoid tight fitting shoes and chappals. . cut nails carefully and always after bath, when they are soft. ( Why do we give so much importance to feet) PS. what to look for clinically A. 1. Weight : 76 Kgs 2. blood pressure [must be checked on every visit] normal 120/80 3. Check peripheral pulses on the legs [even if the patient does not have any leg complaints] ?? 4. Examine the feet: especially the inter digital spacesnand soles, for infections, ulcer and sensory loss : No Ulcer, infections or sensory loss.. B. . taking rosuvastatin and fenofibrate means, hyperlipidemia is also there so during next follow up ask for EKG [electrokardiogram], Retinoscopy, Urine for microalbuminuria and Glycosylated Hemoglobin ( HbA1c : last month : 6.5.. rest all normal) . since you are on glimepride: check with your blood tests [WBC count, SGPT] : Reports normal Thanks, XXXX
 
 
Answered by Dr. Munish Sood 51 minutes later
Brief Answer: Ayurveda Regime and Management Detailed Answer: Dear XXXX Thanks for reverting back with your concern(s) and clarifications. 1. i. Presently with Drugs your fasting blood sugar is 130-140 [whereas it should be less than 110 mg/dl] which means still your blood sugar level is high. [still diabetic] ii. Presently with Drugs your PP is 110-120 [whereas for Normal it should be less than 140 mg/dl] which means your Post prandial sugar is Normal with drugs. iii. Since Diabetes is a multi-factor disease and it can affect many areas of the body, it is good that apart from high cholesterol, nothing serious damage is done, make sure for regular follow up and examination. iv. Because sensory loss is prominent in people with diabetes, you are more vulnerable to foot problems, because diabetes can damage the nerves and reduce blood flow to the feet, thus any injury of the foot, will get unnoticed and will result in diabetic foot which may lead to amputation of a foot or leg. ##. Take: Cereals: barley, special variety of grains [sanvaka, kodrava], wheat. Pulses: green gram, kulattha, pigeon pea, alasi, chickpea. Fruits & vegetables: patola, karela, amalaki, haridra, kapittha, black pepper Others: betel nut, rock salt. Life style: walking, playing, physical exercise, bathing. a. have 'vijaysar' [विजयसार] plant water to drink. b. have roti of chick pea [चना], with 20 ml bitter gourd [करेला] juice c. chewing leaves of bael [बिल्व पत्र] with black pepper is good. ##. Avoid: Cereals: freshly harvested grains, rice. Pulses: black gram. Fruits & Vegetables: as described earlier Others: milk, curd, clarified butter, jaggery, oil, alcohol, sugarcane products, eating before digestion of previous food, incompatible food. Lifestyle: day sleeping, sudation [swedan], smoking, suppression of natural urges, therapeutic blood letting, riding. Dr. Munish Sood Naimittika
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