Change lifestyle, prevent DIABETES

November 14 is ‘World Diabetes Day’. Since it is seen that women are most afflicted by this disease, the theme for this year is ‘Women and Diabetes’. According to statistics around 20 crore women around the world suffer from diabetes and this figure is said to increase to a whopping 31 crores by 2040. Indian is often called the diabetes capital of the world with over to 50 million people suffering from the ailment – 69.2 million to be precise, as reported by the International Diabetes Federation Atlas 2015.

Diabetes is strongly associated with the western diet, however, as cultures switch from their native diets to the foods of commerce; their rate of diabetes increases eventually reaching the proportions seen in the western societies. What’s alarming is the fact that the number of diabetes cases is estimated to reach a whopping 100 million by 2030,” noted a renowned Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and certified Macrobiotic Health Coach, Shilpa Arora ND.

Considering these observations, a lot of discussions are going around on how to control and prevent this disease. It is said that a correct lifestyle and diet can help one overcome this deadly disease. Below are some tips that can be practiced at home so as to control this disease to a great extent.

  • Have food in a timely manner.
  • Have many small portions of food at regular intervals rather than large portions at few times.
  • Exercise daily for at least half-a-hour.
  • Take medicines correctly as advised by the physician.
  • Regularly monitor the glucose level in your blood.
  • Always carry a sweet with you since diabetic patients are seen to suffer from sudden decrease in blood sugar levels.


Needless to say, foods low in glycemic index must be included in the diet. Besides this, one must load up on green leafy vegetables. Omega 3 fatty acids, especially the ones alternatively known as brain fatty acids must be a part of your daily diet; these would include nuts and seeds like flaxseeds, walnuts et cetera. “Make sure that foods are also laxative in nature; therefore soak seeds and nuts before consuming as eating them as is may cause constipation. The idea is to keep your intestinal path clean and clear and avoid falling prey to constipation,” shared Yogi Anoop.

Methi dana works wonders for diabetics, from consuming methi dana sprouts to drinking fenugreek water the first thing in morning. Hemp seeds and ingredients like bitter gourd, amla and aloe vera have also been found effective in managing and controlling diabetes.

“Sleep and stress management is very important for diabetics. 9pm to 6am is the time when the body goes into the detox mode, therefore if we sleep during this period it is not only beneficial for diabetics but for everyone,” concluded Yogi Anoop.

Get in touch with a certified Ayurveda expert to learn more about natural ways to fight diabetes. Consult you medical expert before making any changes to your diet.

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