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Figures show type 2 Diabetes prescriptions now cost NHS £1bn, in a recent BBC News report

I was quite alarmed to read recently that almost one in 20 prescriptions written by GPs are now for type 2 diabetes treatment. And the number diagnosed has doubled in the last 20 years!

Type 2 diabetes can easily be managed with simple lifestyle and diet changes.

In Ayurvedic medicine, diabetes is referred to as 'Madhumey,'. Ayurveda suggests avoiding excess intake of sweets and simple carbohydrates, and to include more green and leafy vegetables, including bitter and healthy herbs like aloe-vera.

In Ayurveda, there are three fundamental doshas: Vata, Pitta and Kapha, and good health is considered to be a perfect state of balance of between these three doshas. Ayurveda, considers diabetes as a metabolic kapha type of disorder. In Ayurveda, diabetes is treated by using diet modification, lifestyle changes, and herbs.

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