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The Management of type 1 Diabetes Mellitus through Ayurveda, following the principles of vatika prameha chikitsa- A Case Report

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  • Naveen Chandran Venkallil Atreya Ayurveda

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.53721/aca.14

Keywords:

Case Report, Type 1 Diabetes, Ayurveda, Vatika Prameha

Abstract

The modern approach to any Diabetes Mellitus is solely based on the management of plasma glucose levels and later the complications once they are pursued. But the Ayurvedic approach is different in T1DM and T2DM. Prameha is primarily classified as a santarpana janya vikara or disease of over nutrition, which primarily represents a clinical picture of etiology and symptoms of kapha-medo dushti. Considering the etiopathology; Prameha chikitsa can be applied in the prevention and management of T2DM. Different from T2DM, the clinical features like dhatu kshaya and vata dosha kopa are ensued even from the beginning of clinical presentations in T1DM.  In such a way, a case of T1DM demands a different approach considering the avastha or stage of disease in prameha chikitsa. Following is a case report of a boy of Russian origin, presented with a clinical history of acute onset of erythematous papules without itching all over the body, cough with expectoration, increased appetite, tiredness and a decreasing BMI. He was diagnosed with T1DM and was advised to start insulin if glucose level rises above 10.0 mmol/L. The case was managed through the principles of treatment of vatika prameha. The treatment approach was based on management of the symptoms and complications along with attempts to slow down the pathology or samprapti vighattana of the disease. Such an approach could improve the overall outcome of the treatment and quality of life of the patient.

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2020-12-31 — Updated on 2020-12-31