Diabetes Mellitus


A 27 year old female of Indian origin residing in USA, a known case of Diabetes Mellitus since 4 years, came to AyurVAID Hospitals with several associated problems

Present Complaints:

  1. Hypotension
  2. Obesity
  3. Stress and Depression since 6 years.
Allopathy Ayurveda
General Condition: Stable, Afebrile
Weight: 61kg, Height: 164cm, BMI: 23.2 kg/m2
Waist Hip Ratio: 0.93
Pulse: 72bpm
Blood Pressure: 110/80mm of Hg
Appetite: Low
Bowels: Irregular
Sleep: Disturbed
• Prakruti: Pitta Kapha
• Dosa: Kapha
• Dushya: Rasa, Rakta, Meda and mamsa
• Agni:Mandagni
• Ama: Sama
• Koshta: Madyama
• Srotas&SrotodushtiPrakara: Rasavaha, Purishavaha
• Roga bala :Pravara
• Rogibala: Madhyama
• Satmya / Asatmya: Spicy, sour
Clinical Examination:
Per abdomen: Soft, no Organo megaly, no tenderness
Respiratory system: Normal Vesicular Breath Sounds
CVS: S1 S2 heard, rate and rhythm regular, no murmurs.
Diagnosis: Prameha – Sub classification Madhumeha
Eye Examination: Vascular assessment-Right eye – 6/24(P) Left eye 6/18(P) Fundoscopy – Cotton wool appearance in retina Medical Management:

Preparatory treatments:
Snehapana, Abhyanga
Vascular Assessments: Bilateral presence of Dorsalispedis pulse and posterior tibial pulse Primary Treatments: Virechana Karma
Neurological Assessments: Normal
Foot Examination: Normal
No signs of edema
Post Primary Treatments:
Udwartana, Shirodhara, Pathyahaara
Diagnosis – Type II Diabetes  
S.N Tests Range Before treatment 3.09.13 After Treatment 21.09.13 During Follow Up 04.10.13
1 FBS 60 – 110 mg/dl 264mg/dl 183mg/dl 157mg/dl
2 Fasting urine sugar NIL 1% - -
3 PPBS 80 – 150 mg/dl 403mg/dl 307mg/dl 209 mg/dl
4 Post prandial Urine Sugar NIL 2% - -
5 HbA1c 6.5% - 7% good control 9.63% - 7.8%
6 Mean blood sugar 121 mg/dl to 150 mg/dl good control 257 mg/dl 257 mg/dl -
7 Serum Creatinine 0.6 – 1.3 mg/dl 1mg/dl 1mg/dl -
Lipid Profile
8 Serum Cholesterol <200 mg/dl 125mg/dl 148mg/dl 159 mg/dL
9 Serum Triglycerides <150 mg/dl 189 mg/dl 256 mg/dl 170 mg/dL
10 HDL Cholesterol 42 – 88 mg/dl 31.2 mg/dl 18 mg/dl -
11 LDL Cholesterol 25 – 130 mg/dl 56 mg/dl 78.8mg/dl -
12 VLDL Cholesterol 25 – 40 mg/dl 37.8 mg/dl 51.2 mg/dl -
13 Cholesterol/HDL ratio 3.3 – 4.4mg/dl 4.0:1 8.2 -

After Treatment, there was an overall improvement in patient’s condition. Her FBS has reduced from 264 mg/dl to 157mg/dl and PPBS from 403 mg/dl to 207mg/dl, only with the administration of Ayurveda medicines. Her stress level has reduced from 10 to 3 on VAS scale (0-10) and BMI from 23.2 to 22.1. There was significant improvement in her appetite, sleep, bowels and dry skin. There was overall improvement in in body heaviness and urine frequency.

Diabetes is an enormously complex heterogeneous condition that involves many genes, molecules and organ systems. Ayurveda management consisting of internal medicines and purification procedures has an effective role in arresting the evolving pathogenesis of diabetes, successfully delays its complications, and also enhance QoL and wellbeing.




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