Diabetes is one of the leading cause of death worldwide. Around 40 million people in India are suffering from Diabetes. It is characterised by persistently raised blood sugar levels. A fasting blood sugar level less than 100 mg/dl is considered normal. Diabetes if of four types: Type-1 diabetes, Pre-diabetes, Type-2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes.
Type-1 diabetes is insulin-dependent, which means people suffering from this type of diabetes cannot live without insulin. They regularly need insulin injections to control their diabetes.
A blood sugar level from 100 to 125 mg/dl is considered prediabetes. This stage can be controlled with lifestyle modifications. But, if not controlled at this stage, it may progress to Diabetes. If it’s 126mg/dl or higher, then it is diagnosed as Diabetes.
Type-2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes. It is also called Non-insulin dependent Diabetes mellitus. Around 90% of people with diabetes have Type-2. Obesity, increased cholesterol level, stress, genetics, lack of activity, unhealthy diet, smoking and alcohol are some of the main causes of diabetes.The most common symptoms of Diabetes are increased appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, extreme fatigue, irritability, unexplained weight loss, blurred vision.
Diabetes, if not controlled, may lead to serious complications such as diabetic retinopathy leading to blindness, diabetic nephropathy, diabetic neuropathy leading to foot ulcers and even gangrene. In males, may lead to erectile dysfunction, leading to impotency.
Homoeopathic mother tinctures such as Syzygium jambolanum, Uranium nitricum, Acidum phosphoricum, Cephalandra indica and Gymnema sylvestre along with constitutional medicine are very effective in controlling Diabetes type-2.