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Diabetes (Premeha)

Diabetes, also known as Premeha in Ayurveda, is a chronic metabolic disorder characterized by high blood sugar levels and impaired insulin function.


In Ayurveda, diabetes is correlated as Prameha. Ayurveda associates prameha with improper dietary habits and a lack of physical exertion. There are 20 types of prameha.

The management of Prameha includes a holistic approach with herbal medication, panchakarma Detox, diet plans, exclusive Yoga sessions which help for diabetes and tailoring a food and lifestyle plan for long-term benefit. The treatments usually help control the blood sugar level in the initial stages and help to delay or prevent the possible complication of diabetes like diabetic neuropathy, retinopathy.Diabetes, or Premeha, is a prevalent chronic condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels. It occurs when the pancreas produces insufficient insulin or when the body becomes resistant to its effects. Diabetes can lead to various complications if not managed effectively, affecting multiple organs and systems. Ayurveda views diabetes as a result of imbalances in the body’s doshas and offers a holistic approach to management. Treatment involves lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, herbal remedies, and Ayurvedic therapies to restore balance, support pancreatic function, regulate blood sugar levels, and minimize the risk of complications.


Common symptoms of diabetes include frequent urination, excessive thirst, unexplained weight loss, increased hunger, fatigue, slow wound healing, recurring infections, blurred vision, and tingling or numbness in the extremities. However, symptoms may vary depending on the type and severity of diabetes.

Risk Factors

Risk factors for diabetes include a family history of the condition, obesity, sedentary lifestyle, poor dietary habits, and certain medical conditions.


Common types of diabetes include Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes (during pregnancy), and prediabetes.


The causes of diabetes can be attributed to various factors, including genetic predisposition, sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy dietary choices, obesity, hormonal imbalances, and high-stress levels. Additionally, certain medical conditions, such as pancreatitis or hormonal disorders, can contribute to the development of diabetes. Understanding the underlying causes and addressing them is crucial in managing diabetes effectively.

Diagnosis & Treatment

Diagnosing diabetes involves blood tests to measure fasting blood sugar levels, oral glucose tolerance tests, and glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) tests. Once diagnosed, Ayurvedic treatment for diabetes focuses on balancing the doshas, improving insulin sensitivity, and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

The treatment approach includes dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, herbal remedies, and Ayurvedic therapies. A personalized diet plan is created to manage blood sugar levels, emphasizing whole grains, fresh vegetables, lean proteins, and avoiding processed foods and sugary beverages. Regular exercise, stress management techniques, and adequate sleep are vital components of the treatment plan.

Ayurvedic therapies like Panchakarma (detoxification), Abhyanga (therapeutic massage), Swedana (herbal steam therapy), and specific herbal formulations may be prescribed to support overall well-being and enhance the body’s natural healing processes. Regular monitoring of blood sugar levels, medication adjustments, and follow-up consultations are essential for long-term management.