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Prevention and management of Diabetes Mellitus in Ayurveda

Diabetes mellitus is a common and very prevalent disease affecting about 25 % of world population. India has the largest Diabetes population in the world with an estimated 41 million people, amounting to 6% of the adult population. Diabetes mellitus is a clinical syndrome characterized mainly by hyperglycaemia due to absolute or relative deficiency of insulin. Lack of insulin affects the metabolism of carbohydrate, protein and fat and causes significance disturbance of water and electrolyte homeostasis. Increased demand of Ayurvedic medicine due to high cost and innumerable side effects of allopathic medications is of vital importance. Panchakarma also have a major part to do with prevention and management of Diabetes as these are purificatory procedures which removes the stagnated, vitiated Doshas out of body in a natural way. Now a day many Ayurvedic herbal or herbo-mineral formulations have been used in the treatment of Diabetes mellitus throughout the world. As prevention is better than cure hence prevention of disease with Pathyakara Aahara and Vihara accomplished with Yoga and Naturopathic procedures has major role in preventing the type II Diabetes, hence this is an attempt to explain the prevention and management of Diabetes in Ayurved. Details will be discussed at the time of paper presentation.

Author(s): Neelesh Khandelwal, Shraddha N. Dhundi, Pramod Yadav, Prajapati P. K