World Diabetes Day 2021: Early warning signs of the silent killer and ways to overpower it


November 14 is celebrated as World Diabetes Day. Diabetes is a chronic disease that causes long-term health complications, which is why it is considered a silent killer. More than 425 million people worldwide are diabetic. The International Diabetes Federation said that 72.9 million cases of diabetes have been registered in India. Ahead of the International Day, let’s take a look at the early warning signs of diabetes and how to stave off it and stay healthy:

increased frequency of urination

In type 2 diabetics, the urgency to urinate increases as the kidneys try to remove excess glucose from the blood.

blurred vision

It is considered one of the early symptoms of diabetes. This is because due to sudden changes in blood sugar levels, the eye muscles are unable to adapt to the rapid changes and cause blurred vision.

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increased thirst and dryness of the mouth

Due to frequent urination, there is a lack of water in the body.

increased appetite, sudden weight loss

Since the cells do not get enough glucose in type 2 diabetes, this leads to unexpected weight loss and makes you feel hungry. Water weight is also reduced with urination.


Due to non-functioning of blood sugar levels, the body experiences exhaustion. Hyperglycemia or high blood sugar causes fatigue.

Sudden symptoms for type 1 diabetes are recognized immediately. Watch for the signs and the sooner you recognize it, the better.

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As a way of prevention, watch your diet and follow a healthy lifestyle that should include walking for 30 minutes daily. doing light exercises, yoga, meditation; Getting enough sleep, eating dinner by 7-8 pm are some of the ways to overcome the disease.

Some other measures include:

  • Having Gudmar and Shilajito
  • Eating fresh, green vegetables (bitter gourd, gourd, turai) and bitter herbs such as gokshura, musta, fenugreek or coriander.
  • Take Triphala, Amla powder or fruit
  • Avoid carbonated drinks, packaged food, chips, cookies, biscuits and eat homemade, local fruits instead.

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