Diabetes is one of the leading chronic and life-threatening diseases. Today India is the diabetic capital of the world, with as many as 50 million people suffering from this disease. The prevalence of diabetes will be 5.4% by the year 2025, with the global diabetic population reaching 300 million.
There has been a rise in the use of Ayurvedic medicines to treat diabetes due to increased risks of side effects from regular drugs and their increased prices. Yet, people are skeptical about its efficiency and effectiveness. One of the main reason for this is the lack of evidence. A study was carried out, using Dr. Vaidya’s ‘DIABEX,’ on 34 patients. These patients were given Diabex every day for a month. To check whether the Ayurvedic medicine was effective, their blood sugar levels were measured at the beginning and end of the study.
How does DIABEX work?
DIABEX, a highly effective ayurvedic medicine for diabetes, works by lowering blood sugar levels. Therefore, it assists the body in efficiently using the insulin produced within it. This, in turn, lowers and in certain cases eliminates the need for ingesting insulin from external sources. It proves to be highly effective for the high blood sugar patients when accompanied with some lifestyle changes such as avoiding starchy foods and refined carbohydrates, losing excess weight (if needed), practicing yoga, and pranayama, along with other regular exercises.
Does DIABEX actually work?
The final blood sugar readings of the patients were taken and were compared to the initial readings. The results showed that out of the 34 patients, 32 patients blood sugar levels decreased, while only 2 patients’ blood sugars increased over the time period of a month.
There were 3 patients whose blood sugar levels decreased over 50% who implemented the suggested lifestyle changes. This shows that DIABEX (when accompanied with few lifestyle changes) is highly effective in treating diabetes. However, there were 2 patients whose blood sugar levels increased. This is because of various reasons:
1. Skipping dosages
2. Continuing to eat starchy foods and refined carbohydrates in large amounts
3. Not excersizing
Recently, a lot of allopathic drugs for treating diabetes have become available. But their side effects/harmful complications are unknown or hard to treat and avoid. Ayurvedic medicine has the ability to treat diabetes in various ways like diet planning, exercise and yoga practice. This is because good lifestyle, healthy food and exercise will always remain effective in the management of diabetes in the long term. Moreover, various ayurvedic herbs like fenugreek/methi and bitter melon/karela are shown to be effective in the treatment of diabetes without showing any side effects . These ingredients are present in DIABEX, therefore validating its successful results.
Author: Aashmi Mehta, Guest Writer
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