“My physician was the only one who noticed the increased blood sugar.” “I don’t notice any symptoms of high blood sugar.”
This or a similar experience to this is what type 2 diabetic patients report of their insidious disease.
In the so-called adult-onset diabetes the pancreas produces insufficient insulin, the hormone that allows the body cells to absorb glucose. Type 2 diabetes develops due to an unhealthy lifestyle. In a condition called “insulin resistance” the body cells don’t work properly and they resist insulin absorption. The physiology tries to balance this by producing increased levels of insulin until the hormone-producing cells are exhausted.
If left untreated, this can cause arteriosclerosis, blindness, kidney damage, diabetic polyneuropathy with difficult-to-heal wounds and even amputation of the feet.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on type 2 diabetes?