Diabetes Capital of The World: India
India is commonly known as the diabetes capital of the world, with a prediction of 69.9 Million patients by 2025. To begin with, this disease occurs when an individual suffers from high blood sugar levels. which is usually from the type of food we consume or poor lifestyle choices we make. There are majorly 2 types of diabetes, Type 1, wherein the body does not produce insulin. Type 1 is usually detected at a very young age or could be genetic, and surviving without regular shots of Insulin is not practical. In contrast, Type 2 Diabetes is caused due to lifestyle choices and unhealthy eating habits. This type is prone to occur at any age, from childhood to old age.
With extensive exposure to the western diet, diabetes has become significantly prevalent across India. Nowadays, all individuals are beginning to consume food items without understanding the correct nutritional information about such ingredients like refined sugar, refined flour, processed foods, and many more.
Obesity is the MOST COMMON cause of diabetes in India. As per the statistics in 2020, 40% of the population in India suffers from obesity. Another reason is lack of education. Especially in the rural areas, Indians are yet not exposed to the understanding of diabetes. Most people living in India are not exposed to healthcare providers, sanitation, and proper nutrition, which keeps getting worse with every passing day.
The word Ayurveda is derived from 2 words “Ayush” which means life whereas the “Veda” means science. The approach in this type of treatment is different from the usual approaches available. The whole idea is to understand the body before trying to cure it. And moreover, it is a way of healthy living that will keep an individual away from any future health-related problems. The Ayurveda is 5000 years old and is completely dependent on the science of the human body.
At Ayuvi we believe that it is essential to cure the root cause of the disease and not just the symptoms. The first process is to determine the Prakruti of a body, which can be further understood as the appearance, temperament, and habits of the person. Once the Prakruti is determined, the vaidyas at Ayuvi, begin with understanding the root cause of diabetes, eventually planning out our patient’s journey with all experts on board, which includes a nutritional diet, a yoga instructor who takes care of the exercise, and physical well being of an individual. Ayuvi also takes care of the relevant medication requirement while the treatment is undergone, and the medicines are delivered right to the doorstep. Lastly, one of the most important steps of this process is to keep a track of all the nutritional sufficiency of the body and keep a check for healthy habit formation. All these procedures will help further with face and tongue analysis.
The bottom line for diabetes is that this lifestyle disorder could lead to organ failures if left untreated. The Ayurvedic approach to treating type-2 diabetes is holistic and focuses on treating the root cause of the disease.