The factors that can cause diabetes are severe: excessive intake of food that is different to digest, overweight, overeating of sugar, refined carbohydrates, proteins, and fat can lead to diabetes. Some other factors like lack of exercise, mental stress or excessive sleep increase the risk to develop diabetes.
Ayurveda knows different types of diabetes which lead untreated to diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Mellitus is a disease that, if not treated in time, lead to several serious complications in the body. The patient can develop eye problems, coronary heart diseases, kidney damage, nerve damage (neuropathy), sexual and urologic problems, joint problems and indigestion.
In the ayurvedic treatment of diabetes a change of diet and lifestyle is essential but also there are herbs supporting the treatment.