“We don’t know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have”. No matter what the situations always prepare yourself for the difficulties you may face in life. There is a number of diseases doctors talk about, but that doesn’t mean you stop living life. Be Strong and positive, then see how you are able to fight against any kind of health problems. Before I started with any kind of detailed explanation about diabetic life, I just wanted the audience to know how important it is to consider these traits in order to live a healthy life.
What is diabetes? When your blood glucose or blood sugar is extremely at high level it generates this disease known as Diabetes. The food you eat produces blood glucose and is considered to be the main source of energy. The glucose from food gets into your cell with the help of insulin, a hormone made by the pancreas. In some situations the body is not able to make enough inulin, not make any at all, and even if it makes it is not used that well which will definitely not allow the glucose to reach the cells. It can create health problems if you have an overdose of glucose in your blood. Every case of diabetes is serious and shouldn’t be taken lightly and handled with care.
There are two main types of diabetes :
|TYPE 1||TYPE 2|
|→ It is also known as insulin dependent diabetes.||→ It is also known non-insulin-dependent diabetes.|
|→ The body produces a small amount of insulin or none at all.||→ It may occur because the body does not
produce enough insulin, or the insulin which is produced is not used properly.
|→ It usually appears before the age of 40 or during the teenage years.||→ It appears after the age of 40.|
|→ Glucose levels must be regularly monitored in order to check for ant complications.||→ People who are overweight are more likely to get affected.|
Children and young adults are affected by type 1 and the age group above 40 is categorized under type 2. The types can vice-versa also as in children also be diagnosed with type 2 also and adults can be diagnosed with type 1. It happens in very rare cases. Due to the sedentary lifestyle teenagers end up increasing their weight and therefore this increases the chances of them to diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
Cause of diabetes
- Overweight, obesity, and physical inactivity
People who are physically inactive, overweight, or obese tend to develop type 2 diabetes. Overweight leads to insulin resistance.
- Genes and family history
If this kind of disease runs in the family you are most likely to be affected too.
Ways to cure diabetic problems
There are a few steps you can follow to manage diabetes and stay healthy even though it is said that there is no cure for this disease.
- Diabetic diet – All the foods used in this are suitable for people who are diagnosed with diabetes. Low carb and high fiber foods helps in maintaining the blood sugar levels.
- Monitor your blood sugar – Keeping a check on your blood sugar levels will indeed help you to understand whether you need to adjust your meals and medication.
- Control stress level – In order to maintain your blood sugar levels it is essential to keep your stress level under control. Therefore, Yoga, meditation, and exercise are extremely important to help you to maintain your stress level this, in turn, helps you to keep your blood sugar level under control.
According to Style craze, practicing yoga on a daily basis can help regulate the sugar levels in your body and maintain your body weight. Meditation and exercise will help your body respond to insulin in a better way. One of the major causes of diabetes is increasing stress levels and experts have proven practicing yoga on a regular basis has helped to keep your stress levels under control.
Here are some yoga poses you can follow to keep diabetes in control:
Bhujangasana The Cobra Pose
This pose benefits diabetic patients in particular. It prevents you from getting diabetes and therefore is considered to be one of the primary yoga poses.
This can be done by lying flat on the stomach on a level surface.
This type of yoga focuses specifically on the muscles of the abdomen and shoulders improving the circulation of blood and oxygen in the region.
This improved circulation is especially required for boosting the metabolic processes of the body and thereby effectively controlling blood sugar levels.
With the specific function of flushing out the system of toxins from the body, and at the same time invigorating and toning the digestive system, the Mayur asana yoga technique, helps in building pressure towards the abdomen, as a result of which the flow of blood is directed towards the area.
Also, it reinvigorates the digestive organs like the liver and pancreas and combats diabetes to a huge extent.
Hal asana or the plow pose is of particular benefit to you if you have diabetes as it stimulates the spinal nerves and the abdominal muscles. This pose focuses on the abdominal cavity and stimulates the digestive organs. The abdominal organs, the throat, the lungs, and the parathyroid glands derive especial benefit from this pose and thereby contribute to improved digestion and metabolism.
Studies have revealed that the effects of this yoga pose are therapeutic in nature and are known to provide benefits if you have diabetes through improved digestion and improved metabolism.
Similar to the athletic backbend, and known for its reinvigorating and stimulating effects on the body – Chakras Ana has been spotted for enhancing the efficiency of the abdominal organs by stretching up the abdominal muscles and generating pressure on the digestive organs.
This also tones and strengthens the abdominal and back muscles. This pose enhances the blood flow and positively contributes in removing toxins from the system. As a result, the metabolic activity is refreshed and rejuvenated imparting an effective metabolism of the body.
Yoga is important in improving your physical activity regardless if you have diabetes or not. It improves your mental and physical strength which is part of managing diabetes.