What is Prediabetes?
As the name indicates, prediabetes is the precursor stage of diabetes mellitus (leading cause of morbidity and mortality), which is a clue that the person would (by all means) develop diabetes mellitus in future.
Causes of Prediabetes
10 Common Signs of Prediabetes
Fasting blood sugar (glucose) level of:
Two hour glucose tolerance test after ingesting the standardized 75 gm glucose solution, the blood sugar level of 140-199 mg/dL
Glycated haemoglobin (HbA1C) between 5.7 and 6.4 %
Note: Levels above these limits would justify the diagnosis for diabetes.
Ayurveda provides unparalleled remedies to cure prediabetes and also to prevent the consequential diabetes mellitus.
The below mentioned are the tips for preventing and curing prediabetes and preventing diabetes mellitus.
1.Shodhana (cleansing treatments) including Panchakarma measures shall be administered
for strong patients and obese patients with prediabetes.
Following this Santarpana Chikitsa (nourishing treatments) should be done.
2. For those who are weak and lean, treatments like Brimhana (bulk promoting) and balya (strengthening) shall be adopted.
Samshamana Chikitsa or palliative treatments using herbal powders, decoctions, powder of barley,
and light food are recommended.
3.Food including or prepared with yava or barley, processed with Triphala, green gram recipes,
use of turmeric, all fat and kapha destroying foods (low fat foods) are ideal in prevention
and treatment of prediabetes.
4.Physical exercise is said to destroy morbid kapha and meda (fat) which are the prime causative factors
of diabetes and prediabetes.
Therefore, Ayurveda advocates exercise as a remedy and preventive measure for prediabetes.
5.Regular administration of powder massage, tub bath with medicated liquids and parisheka (stream
pouring over the body with medicated liquids) are effective remedies.
6.Shirodhara, Shirovasti and Sarvanga Dhara (Pizhichil) help in prevention of stress factor which is also a
chief culprit in causation of prediabetes and diabetes also is preventive and curative for both conditions.
7.Disease modifying medicines and compounds like Nishamalaki, Shilajatu, Nishakathakadi Kashayam,
etc. are beneficial.
8.Use of herbs like turmeric, Daruharidra, Triphala, Amalaki, Mudga, Yava, Lodhra, etc. is beneficial.
9. Incorporating effective Yoga asanas like Dhanurasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Vajrasana, Pavana
Muktasana, Matsyasana, Halasana, Sarvangasana etc, meditation and Pranayama will help in
prevention and cure of prediabetes.
Prediabetes is increasing worldwide and more than 470 million people will have prediabetes in 2030.
Treatment at the right time can save you from number of complications that can pave the way to Diabetes.