What is Diabetes ?

Why do I Get Diabetes…??

A BIG Question Haunting so many people these days. Is it just the failure of Pancreas or something more? Diabetes can be classified depending on the stage at which one develops it.

1) Juvenile Diabetes (Childhood Diabetes)

2) Maturity-onset Diabetes (developed in adult stage)

What ‘Allopathy’ puts forth as the Symptom of Juvenile Diabetes…

1) Constant Urination

2) Abnormal Thirst

3) Unusual Hunger

4) Rapid Loss Of Weight

5) Irritability

6) Obvious Weakness and Fatigue

7) Nausea And Vomiting

8) Tiredness

9) Itching

10) Slow Healing Of Wounds

11) Changes In Vision

The symptoms Of Maturity-onset Diabetes may include any of the signs of Juvenile diabetes or –

12) Drowsiness

13) Excessive Weight

14) Tingling, Numbness

15) Pain in Extremities

16) Skin Infections

17) Slow Healing Of Cuts and Scratches

So… Are we not confused about this?? So many times we have been told by doctors about this unusual hunger. The main concern of any Diabetic person is his eating habits. Do you feel that ‘unusual hunger’ which has been told to you about your doctor?? If yes –

Think more logically…

Can ‘Hunger’ be ‘Unusual’?? Think logically… Feeling hungry is a very basic sign of ‘Good Health’. We don’t feel hungry when we have fever, cold, cough or for that matter – any health problem will ‘kill’ the hunger first. This is what our experience says! Right from a small child to an adult – no one feels hungry in ill-health. Feeling hungry is a good sign. But then, being considered as a symptom of Diabetes – is not good. Do we have any conflict here or are we just missing the ‘logic’ behind it?

So then, what is this ‘unusual hunger’ which is not a good sign? If this sensation of Hunger is a Physiological one (Real hunger that is indicated by our Body), can the patient feel Nausea and Vomiting quite often? If he is really hungry, can he experience any symptoms of Diabetes stated above? No. If the hunger is ‘real’, he will enjoy the food he eats!! So now, what is the exact logic behind this ‘unusual hunger’ felt by a Diabetic??

It will be clear to an intelligent reader that this ‘Unusual Hunger’ felt by a diabetic person is a Pathological condition, an uncomfortable sensation due to which irritation is felt in the pit of the stomach, Mistaken to be ‘Hunger’. In fact, all the symptoms of Diabetes clearly indicate a near-complete breakdown of the ‘Digestive Tone’. In diabetes Mellitus, the inability to oxidize carbohydrates is more or less completely lost due to faulty pancreatic activity, especially of the islets of Langherhans and consequent disturbance of normal insulin mechanism.

Is Taking Insulin A Solution…??

We all know that insulin can ‘save’ us, but cannot ‘cure’. By administration of insulin, you can continue to live as before with of course certain discomforts, but more cannot be promised. If the pancreatic activity is faulty and if there is a consequent disturbance of normal insulin mechanism, can the problem be solved by giving insulin from outside? Can it help at all? Will it not weaken the pancreas further? Will it not confirm Diabetes and lead to more and more complications? As the medicos admit that Diabetes cannot be cure, are we left with no option than accepting the disease? Or do we have some scientific way through which we can restore the lost health back to normal? Even if we continue on insulin, we still have to face a lot of problems that are related to Diabetes. Diabetic Cataract, Retinopathy, Vitrous Haemorrhage, Fibrous tissue formation in the eyes, Thrombotic glaucoma, Diabetic neuropathy, The diabetic foot, various types of renal diseases, coronary heart diseases, cardiomyopathy, cardiac neuropathy, peripheral arterial disease, etc… etc…

The Final Solution…

The final solution lies in knowing exactly the cause of the health problem. Why did I get Diabetic? What went wrong with the pancreas? What’s the cause of the Disease?

Is Diabetes always related to high sugar intake? Does it happen that only those people who eat lots of sweets, chocolate, cakes and lots of sweet foods develop Diabetes? If we try finding this fact among so many diabetic People, we come to know that eating sugar or sweet foods for that matter is really not the ’cause’ of diabetes. Because there are so many Diabetic people who don’t even like sweet foods. Who never craved for eating chocolates or ice-creams or anything sweet. Then what is the ‘root cause’ of Diabetes.

There are two things common to all diabetic People. The real ’cause’ of diabetes can be traced back to their living habits or Lifestyle. The basic reason why the pancreas were overburdened can be explained by these two common living habits found in all Diabetic people –

1) Fast Eating – People finish their meals in 10 mins or even leaser. All the starch and sugars in our food are processed in our Saliva. And in fast eating, we don’t chew the food as much as required. That puts load on Pancreas.

2) Frequent Eating- ‘Rest’ is a very important factor for good health. If we do not rest, our eyes start itching, our hands pain or feet start paining. If we work for long hours, maybe some will have backaches. Like our external organs (Muscles) our internal organs (muscles) also need the required ‘rest’. If a person eats every 3 hours, the pancreas and the digestive tract for that matter falls short of this ‘rest’. It is been working for hours together. And over a period of many years it is tired. Finally it fails and Diabetes sets in.

So, till we eat frequently, we cannot cure Diabetes. And a Diabetic person is told to eat after every few hours which makes it impossible to solve any health problem for that matter.

What Do I Do…

Adopting a systematic ‘Naturopathic’ lifestyle is the answer to this question. Only two meals a day consisting of ‘Natural’ Foods (less processed) is the key to activate the pancreas. Give them rest and they will gain back their lost health! Adjusting (lowering) the insulin dosage according to the lowering of blood sugar is very important. And most important of all – have patience. Give your body time to react. The recovery period would depend on how long you have been diabetic.


Dr. Asawari chitale