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Ayurvedic Tips for Gestational diabetes or diabetes in pregnant women

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Ayurvedic Tips for Gestational diabetes or diabetes in pregnant women


You may be at risk of gestational diabetes if you are overweight or have a family member with a history of diabetes. Your doctor will evaluate these risk factors early during your pregnancy. Routine screening for gestational diabetes includes:

  • Initial glucose challenge test: Calculate blood sugar levels one hour after drinking a sugary solution.
  • Follow-up glucose tolerance test: Calculate blood sugar levels after overnight fasting followed by drinking a sugary solution and re-testing blood sugar levels every hour for three hours.

Once diagnosed with gestational diabetes, you may have to go for frequent blood sugar check-ups during the last 3 months of pregnancy.

Diet Recommendations (Aahar)

  • Increase intake of barley in diet as it is considered the main food for healing diabetes.
  • Turmeric with aloe vera gel (1 to 3 gms./.035 to .1 oz) is best during the early stages of diabetes.
  • Have herbs like gokshura, gudmar, triphalá, musta, cardamom, fenugreek, or coriander, mixed with honey.
  • Include other cereals such as wheat, kodo millet and rice which crops within 60 days.
  • Pulses such as adhaki, horse gram (kulattha), green gram (mudga), along with bitter and astringent leafy vegetables may be taken.
  • Include vegetables such as green banana, chaulee, dwarf copperleaf (matsyakhshi), methi (fenugreek leaves) and bitter gourd.
  • Include fruits such as orange, watermelon, apple, jambu, kapitha and amla.
  • In foods, include oils such as wild castor oil (danti), desert date oil (ingudi), flax seed oil (atasi) and mustard oil.
  • Have karela juice or white pumpkin 20-30 ml on an empty stomach.
  • Regularly have methi seeds soaked overnight in water.
  • Avoid sugar, sugar products, rice, potato, ghee, butter, fat, regular oil, fermented food items, alcohol, urad (blackgram), rajma (kidney beans) and other heavy items.

Lifestyle changes (Vihar)

  • Do regular exercises such as walking or yogasanas. Being active is highly beneficial.
  • Have regular oil massage.
  • Take regular steam.
  • Taking sitz or waist bath (warm shallow bath to cleanse the genital area) also helps.
  • Include pranayama (breathing exercise) in your daily routine.

Disclaimer: The information on this page is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Do not use this information to diagnose or ayurvedic treatment of diabetes and/or gestational diabetes or diabetes in pregnant women without consulting the doctor. Consult your physician before beginning an exercise regime. "While we have products /ayurvedic medicines for diabetes and/or gestational diabetes or diabetes in pregnant women, you must consult an authorized physician before taking any of the products. For more information on products, visit www.dabur.com or call 1800-103-1644"

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