Diabetes Mellitus is an abnormal physiologic response to blood sugar and insulin. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic, progressive metabolic disorder with several complications that affect virtually all the systems in the human body
Diabetes Mellitus is essentially an elevated blood sugar due to inadequate amounts of insulin. There are 2 types of diabetes with 2 different causes and 2 different approaches to treatment.
Type 1 – this type of diabetes is due to an absolute deficiency of insulin. It is most often caused by an autoimmune destruction of the β-cells in the pancreas.
Type 2 – this type is due to an inadequate amount of insulin due to insulin resistance.
Elevated blood sugar levels can cause any (or all) of the following –
Nerve damage (neuropathy)
Diabetic retinopathy (eye & vision problems)
Coronary artery disease
Peripheral vascular disease
Renal (kidney) failure – can lead to dialysis
Impaired immunity (frequent infections, diabetic ulcers)
This list is only a portion of the many problems that diabetes can cause.
Diabetes is treated with a Wholistic approach like any other disease/ disorder. Dr. Raj Kulkarni’s Therapeutic Diet chart alone can often be effective as the sole factor in treating and reversing Type 2. Other therapies like Yoga Therapy, naturopathic therapies of massages and packs, Water therapy and supplements are important, but treatment of Type 2 begins with Therapeutic Diet Chart by restoring function and bringing the body back into glycemic balance.