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    Type 1 Diabetes in Children (Prameha)

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    Type 1 Diabetes in Children-Prameha

    Type 1 Diabetes is the condition in which the child’s body failsto produce the hormone insulin. The condition is also known as Juvenile Diabetes or Insulin-Dependent Diabetes. The unavailable insulin will have to be replaced with an insulin pump or with injections. In Ayurveda reasons, symptoms, complications and treatment of diabetic conditions are explained under Prameha. Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is the prestigious institution that ensures effective Ayurvedic management for Diabetes in children. IAFA provides detailed treatment protocol for Juvenile Diabetes through its Ayurpediatric department that gives emphasize to child health and immunity.

    Causes of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    The actual cause of type 1 diabetes is not clearly known. But in most people, the immune system wrongly destroys insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. Genetics and environmental factors are believed to have a role in this.

     

    Various risk factors for type 1 diabetes in children are:

    • Family history 
    • Genetic Factors
    • Exposure to certain viruses

    Ayurveda describes the reasons for occurrence of Diabetes as improper diet, intake of excess amounts of heavy, fatty, sweet food, sedentary life style, improper sleep etc.

    Ayurvedic reference of Type 1 Diabetes in Children-Prameha

    Symptomsof Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    The major symptoms of type 1 diabetes in children are:

    • Increased thirst
    • Increased hunger
    • Frequent urination, possibly bed-wetting in a toilet-trained child
    • Sudden weight loss
    • Irritability or behavioural changes
    • Fatigue

    Ayurveda explains the major symptoms of Diabetes as increased and turbid urine, increased sweating, fatigue, heaviness of body etc.

    Dr. Gupta’s IAFA is the prestigious institution that ensures effective Ayurvedic management for Diabetes in children. Institute of Applied Food Allergy® provides detailed treatment protocol for Juvenile Diabetes”.

    IAFA holds your hand to wellness!!

     

    -Allergist, Dr. Sahil Gupta

    Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery
    Master’s in Health Administration

    Diet in Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Do’s (Pathya) in Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    • Intake of low calory food
    • Food processed with barley
    • Brown rice
    • Whole wheat
    • Oatmeal
    • Vegetables
    • Intake of fiber containing food
    • Light and easily digestible food
    • Intake of lesser quantity of food
    • Moderate exercise
    • Average 8 hours sleep

    Don’ts (Apathya) in Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    • White bread
    •  Pastries
    • Chips
    • Cookies
    • Pastas
    • Trans-fat and high-fat animal products.
    • Excess food intake
    • Taking food just before sleeping
    • Computer games & mobile usage for a long time
    • Improperly cooked food
    • Intake of food before digesting previous meal
    • Cold water
    • Fried and bakery food
    • Bottled soft drinks and artificial juices
    • Day sleep
    • Over anxiety 
    • Mental stress of children

    Yoga and Pranayama in Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Practice of Yoga helps to improve digestive power and to stimulate pancreas. Regular practice of following Yoga postures will be helpful in reducing sugar level.

    • Vakrasansa
    • Dhanurasana
    • Halasana
    • Bakasana 
    • Ardhamatsyendrasana
    • Pavana muktasana
    • Vajrasana
    • Mayoorasana

    Pranayama helps to bring the movement of Vata dosha under control. It helps in maintaining normal sugar level. 

    Ayurvedic Treatment of Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    Ayurveda has detailed protocol for the management of Type 1 diabetes in children in children. It includes internal medicines and judicious use of single herbs.

    Internal Medicines for Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    • Nisakatakadi Kashaya
    • Panchatiktaka kashaya
    • Muslikhadiradi Kashaya
    • Katakakhadiradi Kashaya
    • Guggulu tiktaka
    • Thriphala choorna

    • Navayasa choorna
    • Thriphala guggulu gulika
    • Kaisoraguggulu gulika
    • Kanmada rasayana
    • Ayaskriti

    Treatment Procedures for Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    • Udwartana (Powder massage)
    • Vamana (Emesis)

    • Virechana (Purgation)

    Single Herbs in the Management of Type 1 diabetes in children

    • Amalaki (Emblicaofficinalis)
    • Haridra (Curcumalonga)
    • Haritaki (Terminaliachebula)
    • Kataka (Strychnospotatorum)

    • Yava (Hordeumvulgare)
    • Lodra (Symplocosracemosus)
    • Bhadrika (Aervalanata)
    • Khadira (Acaciacatechu)

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergist

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Question: What are the causes of Type 1 Diabetes?

    Answer: Exact reason of Type 1 Diabetes is not clear yet. Various genetic factors as well as life style variations contribute to it.

    Question: What are the major symptoms of of Type 1 Diabetes?

    Answer: Important symptoms of Type 1 Diabetes are increased urination, excessive thirst, fatigue, excess sweat etc.

    Question: Is Ayurvedic treatment effective in Type 1 Diabetes?

    Answer: Yes. Ayurveda provides well defined treatment for Type 1 Diabetes through internal and external medicines and treatment that reduces intensity and coplications of Diabetes.

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